Saturday, May 25, 2013
Taking Care of Delicate Eye Skin
Cold cucumbers can help with puffiness and dark circles as well. Rinse eyes gently and pat dry after treating, then apply a moisturizer with antiaging properties. Retinols and other antioxidants can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but be careful about using them if you plan on a day in the sun - they make skin more susceptible to sun damage, so be sure to increase the SPF in your regular moisturizer. Vitamins A, E and C are fantastic for delicate eye skin, so look for an eye cream or gel that contains them. If you smoke, then expect your skin to need major TLC. The act of smoking a cigarette causes wrinkles, and nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict. It also becomes more difficult for skin to absorb nutrients, and eventually, collagen starts breaking down. So for the sake of your entire face, break the smoking habit.