Skincare 101 Eye Area
Lifestyle for Eye Area
The skin around your eyes is essentially the same as the skin on the rest of your body, yet it has some very distinct differences. Because of this uniqueness, this delicate area requires some extra TLC when it comes to daily care.
How Is The Skin Around Your Eyes Different?
The skin on this area of the body is not as thick as it is anywhere else, and it's stretched tight over the area under the eyes to accommodate the protective fat pads that cushion and protect the eyes from injury. This tissue is much more photosensitive and environmentally sensitive than skin in other areas. It's much less resistant to harsh chemicals, weather, and especially UV rays. The sun can cause it to thin and wrinkle quickly.
Blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients are much smaller; capillaries are so tiny that red blood cells can only fit through one at a time.
What Problems Show Up Around the Eyes?
This area shows signs of trouble before anywhere else, and it's more susceptible to overall issues in the body. If you're lacking sleep or dehydrated, it'll show up here first. Lifestyle choices and everyday stress can lead to wrinkles, redness, dryness, puffiness, and dark circles.
As we age, skin loses elasticity and the fat deposits under the eyes start to shrink, leaving you with the puffy "sunken eye" look. A breakdown of collagen leads to crows feet. Sometimes leaky capillaries result in dark circles. Swelling (puffy eyes) can be the result of things like stress, too much salt, fatigue, or sensitivities.
Products for Eye Area
At about age 25, your eyebrows are moving down over the ridge of your eye. At about age 40, crows-feet become visible at the outer corners of the eyes. By age 50, the outer corners of the eyes are sloping down and by age 60, eyes seem smaller and “bags” below may be more pronounced.
GLOWBIOTICS Probiotic Skincare understands the best ingredients to fight aging around your eyes need to include not only antioxidants, but also anti-inflammatory, corrective power. Using both eye creams morning and night will help to prevent and combat aging eyes as well as better prepare and support the cosmetic procedures and surgeries in the eye area.
- Soothing + Revitalizing Eye Cream: This lightweight probiotic formula, instantly hydrates, comforts and relieves puffy eyes. This eye cream is clinically proven to reduce dark under-eye circles and redness while increasing skin elasticity in the eye area. This eye cream promotes a lifting, tightening and smoothing effect in the eye area. This formula is an excellent choice to use before and after cosmetic injections because of the ingredient Haloxyl, a unique bruise reducing ingredient. May be applied to lips for soothing and volumizing benefits.
- Anti-Wrinkle Illuminating Eye Cream: This highlighting probiotic eye cream instantly brightens, tightens and transforms the look of tired eyes. GLOWBIOTICS’ Fill & Firm and Brightening Botanical Complexes, rapidly restore balance, Increase circulation and volume in the eye area. May be applied to lips for volume and brightening.
- Eye Area AM/PM: Soothing + Revitalizing Eye Cream (AM/PM); Anti-Wrinkle Illuminating Eye Cream (AM/PM): Gently squeeze a small amount onto cooling metal tip applicator or onto a clean fingertip. Apply the formula using either the cooling metal tip or fingertip to upper and lower eye lids and eye area in a gentle, tapping or circular motion. The metal tip applicator, calms inflammation, gives a cooling, mini massage and can help with lymph drainage.
BOOST YOUR EYE & LIP CARE Regimens:
FOR BEST results…. layer the Soothing + Revitalizing Eye Cream first to the eye and lip areas. Next, apply the Anti-Wrinkle Illuminating Eye Cream to the eye and lip areas in the morning and/or evening!
PRODUCTS FOR EYE AREA
Tips for Eye Area
Do not look directly into the sun! Use a hat or a visor to shade eyes when enjoying your sunny day activities.
In addition to the consistent use of the eye creams, help avoid UVA & UVB damage in the eye area by wearing sunglasses with proper UV protection and polarization.
Consult with a professional skin care expert, such as a licensed esthetician. Estheticians have access to professional strength ingredients & professional protocols like chemical peels, which can offer you a custom plan of action needed to combat the aging process.
If not shown some love, the delicate tissue around your eyes can easily be damaged. Follow these steps towards keeping your eyes the beautiful focus of attention they deserve to be:
- Keep rubbing to a minimum. Rubbing can lead to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, or can make existing signs of aging worse. Be gentle as you're cleansing and applying your serum and moisturizer.
- Use sun protection all year. Your eye area is extra susceptible to sun damage all year, so wear your sunglasses whenever you're outside. Zinc oxide sunscreens generally don't irritate the eyes.
- Watch the products you use. Your eyes will be the first to react if your skin doesn't like a specific product such as a cream, eyeshadow, or concealer. Check out your ingredients before purchasing a product, and note any pain, redness, irritation, itchiness, or other symptoms. Avoid harsh phthalates and parabens.
- Look for products specially designed for eyes. They should contain effective ingredients like retinol, vitamins B, C, and K, Hyaluronic acid, polypeptides, caffeine, ceramides, and moisturizers. Products utilizing probiotics have the ability to ease inflammation of tired, puffy eyes, and provide anti-aging benefits. Stay away from products that contain oil, since it can clog the glands around the eyes.
- Always remove all makeup before bed.
- Get a good night sleep.
- Use a good moisturizer cream.
- Watch what you eat, limiting your salt intake. Eat more celery, collard greens, asparagus, and bananas, which can help to combat under-eye circles. Get plenty of antioxidants, which can reduce inflammation and puffiness,and support supple, healthy skin. Try adding sliced orange, cucumber, lemons, or lime to your water.
- Take plenty of probiotics to support a balanced gut microbiome, which helps to support the absorption of B vitamins, essential to beautiful, healthy skin. Feeling inspired? Eat foods loaded with probiotics like yogurt, kimchi, and sauerkraut.
- Stay well-hydrated, sipping room-temperature water throughout the day.
Diet for Eye Area
The delicate area around your eyes requires a little bit of extra TLC when it comes to daily care. It's not as thick as it is everywhere else. It's a little more photosensitive and environmentally sensitive than skin in other areas. It's also much less resistant to harsh chemicals, weather, and UV rays.
Protect your eye area from sun damage by wearing sun protection and watching what products you use around that area, since it will be the first to react if your skin doesn't like a specific ingredient. Seek products specifically designed for eyes.
Watch what you eat, limiting your salt intake. Eat more celery, collard greens, asparagus, and bananas, which can help to combat under-eye circles. Get plenty of antioxidants, which can reduce inflammation and puffiness, and support supple, healthy skin. Try adding sliced orange, cucumber, lemons, or lime to your water.
Take plenty of probiotics to support a balanced gut microbiome, which helps to support the absorption of B vitamins, essential to beautiful, healthy skin. If you're feeling inspired, eat foods that are loaded with probiotics like yogurt, kimchi, and sauerkraut.
Stay well-hydrated, sipping room-temperature water throughout the day.