8 Simple Tips for Keeping the Skin Around Your Eyes Healthy

Posted on June 27, 2012


The skin around our eyes is roughly ten times thinner than the skin on our face. And as the clock ticks, skin loses its elasticity and becomes even thinner due to the slow breakdown of collagen. The skin around our eyes is more affected by this loss of elasticity as we age due to its already thin nature. As a result, wrinkles usually develop first around our eyes and crow’s feet areas as we grow older.

Caring for the skin around our eyes is a very delicate process as it is the most sensitive part of our facial skin. Here are 8 simple tips for keeping the skin around your eyes healthy:

  1. Stay out of the sun or wear sunscreen. Overexposure to harmful UVA/UVB rays causes the skin to age and mature abnormally which can add several years to your appearance.
  2. Wear sunglasses when outside to avoid squinting.
  3. Drink plenty of H2O. Water is central to maintaining the proper skin elasticity.
  4. Be extra delicate when removing makeup around the eyes. Avoid any tugging or pulling around the very sensitive eye tissue.
  5. Don’t consume too much alcohol. Excessive drinking causes water depletion which messes with your skin’s elasticity.
  6. Avoid smoking. Nicotine causes the blood vessels in the face and under the eyes to constrict which speeds up the destruction of collagen. That means more wrinkles.
  7. Sleep! Sleep deprivation causes skin to look gaunt and more aged.
  8. Use the proper eye skin care products around the eyes.
    For women, I recommend the Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Intensive 3-in-1 Eye Cream.
    And for men I recommend the Menscience Eye Rescue Formula.

These tips may seem commonsense, but instilling them into your every lives is a challenge sometimes. Keep your eye skin feeling younger and more vibrant!