Did you hear, eyes are the new statement! With the introduction of new restrictions, face coverings are now an everyday essential item that you cannot leave the house without. They are worn walking around town, on public transport and even when moving around restaurants. This new essential item covers half of our face, leaving just our eyes to be our statement feature.
Eyes have always been considered the ‘window to our soul’, but with them being the only facial feature on show, they are now the star of the show as well and deserve the star treatment to match. So, what steps can we take to look after our eyes and prevent premature ageing?
The skin around our eyes is extremely delicate and thin, prone to dryness, oiliness and one of the first places to show signs of ageing. Our eyes need particular love and attention to keep looking and feeling plump and glowly, now more than ever.
Anti-Ageing Eye Treatment
Taking care of your baby blues is not just for mature skin, but using anti-ageing eye cream can and should be used as a preventative measure. Being diligent with SPF, eye treatments and removing makeup gently are all ways you can keep that twinkle in your eyes twinkling bright above your face covering.
Removing makeup gently
If you make any changes to your skincare routine, it is to remove the makeup around your delicate eyes, gently. Avoid using scrubbing motions and rough pulling which can reduce the skin's elasticity, and instead opt for an oil based cleanser. With a soft touch, massage your cleanser around your face, neck and eye area. The oil base will even tackle stubborn waterproof makeup without any roughness needed and will deliver a hit of moisturisation, win win!
Eye and Face Roller
Using an eye and face roller alongside your skincare routine can help you de-puff your eye area, stimulate blood flow, even out skin tone and energise your complexion. Once you start using one, you’ll never go back! Rolling the MZ Skin Germanium Roller in an upward motion around your face, neck and eye area will encourage a beautiful glow, whilst the acupressure functions of the massage tool activate your body’s natural self-curative abilities. Did we mention that it also feels amazing?
As mentioned at the beginning of this post, your delicate eye area can be prone to both oiliness and dryness. For this reason it is important to incorporate an eye cream into your skincare routine that suits your particular skin type AS WELL as helping you combat signs of ageing, creating plumpness and firming the area. Quite the ask!
Well, Obagi has delivered with two eye creams specifically formulated for each skin type. The Obagi Elastiderm Eye Treatment Cream for Normal/Dry Skin uses a powerful firming formula to help you wave goodbye to crows feet, fine lines and wrinkles. This intensely hydrating eye formula also uses Malonic Acid as a gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and give you that ‘glowing from within’ look we are all after.
The Obagi Elastiderm Treatment Gel on the other hand is perfect for normal to oily skin. Formulated with Copper Zinc Malonate, this luxury eye cream will bring back lift and elasticity and give you a pair of eyes you can’t help but show off.
Using sunscreen even during the winter is a vital step in any skincare routine. With the skin around our eyes being so delicate it is even more prone to premature ageing and the damaging effects of the sun. Before you step out of the door with your facemask, even on a cloudy day, laying up with an SPF can protect your complexion and prevent those pesky fine lines and wrinkles from appearing.