Taking care of the under eye skin is perhaps one of the biggest challenges for women across the world. The reason is quite simple; this area is highly reflective of our overall health and is regarded as one of the first indicators of ageing. Thus, even the slightest blemish under the eyes tend to worry us. Rather than covering this delicate area with heavy makeup and concelaors, why not take care of it? Read on to know how you can do it:
Enough sleep is a must
The first and the most important reason behind not having healthy under eye skin is not getting sufficient sleep. This is why, if you have had an irregular sleep pattern for a few days, your eyes tend to look puffy and tired. Good sleep is required for proper circulation of oxygenated blood across the facial skin, including the under eye area. People who tend to sleep better, usually have a tinge of glow on their faces, and the under eye skin seems more taut and healthy. This renders a natural touch of “makeup” to the entire face.
Use facial creams carefully
Many women commit the crime of using their usual moisturisers and creams for their under eye area also. It should be understood that the demands of the skin under the eyes differ from that of the rest of the face. This area is three times more sensitive than the entire face. Therefore, you need to invest in gentler, more absorbable and nutrient-fortified creams that are dermatologically tested and specially recommended for the under eye skin.
Your pillows matter too!
Most under eye skin problems are attributed to improper circulation of blood. It has been established that the circulatory pattern can get disturbed by the angle of your head, which is affected by your choice of pillow. If you use pillows that are too hard or too soft, they can upset the supply of sufficient nutrients to the under eye area, by making your head tilt too low or too high. Use a pillow that does not induce too much of an incline or dip in the angle of your head.
Increase vitamin K intake
The delicate under eye area needs particular nutrients in greater concentration than the rest of the facial skin. This includes vitamin K. This vitamin is found in some of the premium under eye creams and rub-ons. But you can get a higher amount of this vitamin by including large amounts of green leafy vegetables and soybeans in your diet.
Massage does help!
It is often recommended that the under eye skin should be left untouched, given the extra sensitivity of it. However, the entire layer of skin over and around the eyes needs to be gently massaged, just like the rest of the face. Just shut your eyes, take some a good under eye cream and massage it all over the eye and under it, in circular motions, very gently. This should be done at least once every week to ensure proper circulation of blood.
Keep it cool
Most women don’t know that apart from cucumber slices, there are many other options for cooling and reinvigorating the under eye skin. This area consists of many blood vessels that tend to become visible over a period because of constriction that makes them more obtuse. A simple way of healing such vessels is using a pack of ice cubes. You just need to place some ice cubes on your eyes and below it for 2-3 minutes. This needs to be done two times during the week for quicker results.