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August 17, 2015  ::  By Kate Sanders

Tips for taking care of the delicate eye area

Tips for taking care of the delicate eye area
It’s been said that “the eyes are the window to the soul.” Unfortunately, the eyes (more specifically, the skin around the eyes) also hold the tell-tale signs of aging. Dark circles, sagging skin, and crows feet are just a few of the effects of aging on the eye area.


Why is the eye area so difficult to care for?

For starters, the skin under and around the eyes can be up to ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of the body. And it only becomes thinner as collagen, elastin, and moisture are lost as a result of aging or environmental factors.

And because the skin is thinner, it also tends to be more sensitive – some of the products that work wonders on your facial skin may be too harsh for the delicate area around your eyes. Not to mention, even the mildest ingredients can be irritating if the get into the eyes.


Choose products specially formulated for the eye area – and then patch test

A good rule of thumb for any new skin care product or ingredient is to test it on a small area of your skin before slathering it all over. This is especially important in the eye area.

Of course, you will want to choose products that are formulated for the eye area. Products will contain different ingredients based on specific concerns. Hesperidin, for example, is effective in combatting dark circles around the eyes, while hyaluronic acid helps impart and retain necessary moisture, helping to “plump” the skin around the eyes.

Peptides such as Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 can help minimize wrinkles, while anti-oxidants like Alpha Lipoid Acid and Vitamin C Ester are antioxidants that fight free radical damage. And DMAE provides firming and lifting.


Under-eye skin care is important, but don’t forget the upper eyelids

While many people focus on caring for the skin under the eyes, it’s just as important to care for the skin above the eyes. Reviva Labs developed RevitalEYES Eyelid Serum – the first serum formulated for eyelids – to care for the often-overlooked under-brow area. This area has a tendency to become dry and to sag, and RevitalEYES contains Hyaluronic Acid for moisture, and DMAE and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3 for firming, along with other ingredients that are soothing to this delicate area.


Use great products and develop good habits

Products alone can help greatly, but good habits can go a long way toward keeping the skin around your eyes looking its best.


Get enough rest

Dark circles and under-eye bags can have several causes (inherited trait, allergies, nasal congestion, etc.) one of the most common culprits is a lack of sleep. Make sure you’re getting enough rest/sleep to keep your skin and your body in good health.


Be gentle

Being rough isn’t good for the skin anywhere on your body, but it can be especially damaging to the eye area. When applying or removing eye makeup, use a light touch – no pulling or rubbing. Use a gentle eye makeup remover, such as Reviva’s Eye Makeup Remover Gel, and use light, gentle movements.


No smoking

It goes without saying that smoking can cause your skin to look more aged and less healthy. This is especially true around the eyes.


Sunglasses are your friend

You should be using sunscreen on your skin every day. While you may not want to apply sunscreen too close to your eyes, good quality sunglasses can keep the sun’s damaging rays away from your delicate eye skin.

If you need product recommendations for the delicate skin around your eyes – regardless of your specific skin care concerns, contact Reviva Labs’ skin care experts at 800-257-7774. They will help you find the affordable, natural, effective skin care you need.

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