We wake up and look at the mirror. That is when scrutiny of the skin begins and continues until we hit bed in the night. Even then, we dunk skin in layers of lotion. Such is the importance of skin. Facial skin is the more sensitive than the skin on the rest of the body. On the face, the skin under the eyes is even more sensitive. This skin is easily prone to dryness and wrinkles, fine lines and other skin problems and is also most prone to allergies.
Dry skin under the eyes is a very common occurrence in winter, and if you have dry skin by default, then dry, flaky skin under your eyes will become a part of your life. This dryness makes the skin more prone to the signs of aging. It is also very painful and might disrupt every day activities.
But fret not, with little care, you can battle the dryness and say hello to supple skin.
Here are a few tips to prevent the dryness around Eyes:
1. Cucumber juice:
Apply cucumber juice with the help of a cotton ball. Let it stay for 5-10 minutes. Wash it off with warm water and pat dry. Follow up with a good moisturizer.
Apply honey around your eyes, keep it on for 10 minutes, and then wash it off. Keep in mind that honey can be sticky, so do not rub and tug too harsh. The delicate skin needs to be treated properly.
3. Olive oil:
Apply olive oil to the dry area and leave it on overnight. Olive oil is a great repairing agent and works wonders. Olive oil is also known to be a good anti-aging agent and helps you handle the fine lines.
4. Tea bag:
Dip a green tea bag in cold water and let it rest on your eyes. This will prevent formation of wrinkles and will boost generation of new cells around eyes. Green tea is a wonderful repairing agent as well.
5. Raw milk:
Apply raw milk to the under eye area and leave it on for some time. Wash off with normal water.
Drink lots of water too. Water hydrates your skin and balances the moisture content of your skin.
7. Avoid sun:
Exposure to the sun may also lead to dryness, so always apply sunscreen around the eyes. Try to apply a natural and safe to use sunscreen. If required, take advice from your dermatologist about a sunscreen that is safe to use under the eyes.
8. Rose water:
Apply natural rose water around eyes. Rose water hydrates your skin and help in prevention of puffy eyes. Rose water acts as a nice coolant too. It is also a fantastic toner and helps reduce the pore size.
9. Milk, egg and honey:
Milk, egg yolk and honey mixed together can be applied around your eyes to get rid of the dryness.
Use glycerin around your eyes. Glycerin is prescribed by most of the dermatologists to be used as a moisturizer
Use a good moisturizer to maintain the hydration level around the eyes. Consult your dermatologist for the perfect under eye gel/lotion and also a heavy one for use at night.
Always wear your sunglasses when you go out.
13. Minimize makeup:
Try to avoid applying any cosmetic item around your eyes until and unless it is extremely necessary. Always check for the ingredients and make sure that you aren’t allergic to any. Also, use a good makeup remover to remove the makeup. Never go to bed with makeup on face. It creates havoc on the skin and is an open invitation to acne too.
14. Sleep habits:
Sleeping for a few more hours also helps and gives time to your body to repair the dryness. Try and get at least seven hours of sleep each night. Invest in silk pillow cases as they don’t create friction when you put your face on them. Using silk cases is known to prevent fine lines and frizzy hair too.
With all these tips, keep in mind to:
- Use mild face washes or soaps for your face. Avoid face washes filled with lots of chemicals and fragrances as they dry out the skin around your eyes.
- Do not rub your skin too much. The skin is very delicate and broken blood capillaries might make your skin look bruised.
- Always use a good eye cream – one for the day and one for the night.
- Keep your diet rich in vegetables and greens.
These are the ways in which we combat the dryness. What are your secrets? Shoot a comment and let us know!
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