Ok, I’ve got good news and bad news… First, here’s the bad news. Did you know that our skin’s cellular regeneration peaks at the age of 21? After that, the cellular turnover starts to slow down. I know, depressing, right? So, what’s the good news, I hear you cry! The good news is that today we have better treatments and products than ever before to really care for the area of the face that is most susceptible to the visual signs of aging: around the eye.
The skin around the eyes is the thinnest of the whole face. It’s 10 times thinner. Therefore, it’s more fragile and sensitive and can show up signs of fatigue, stress, aging or internal malfunction much faster than any other area. We also use the muscles in the eye area a considerable amount in every day facial expressions. We blink, smile and squint without being aware of it, all day long.
Imagine our lives in fast forward. As the skin ages and loses its elasticity, the delicate eye tissue thins even more and these movements leave an impression. Other factors that will affect the eye area (and, in fact, your entire skin) are lifestyle, genetics and how the skin is cared for. So smoking, sun exposure, chronic stress, lack of sleep, rubbing the eyes, applying and removing make up all contribute to premature aging of the eye region.
Therefore, it’s very important to take preventative measures to protect the eye area. Are you exfoliating and masking your face and neck regularly? Yes? So why not exfoliate the area of your face that is most likely to develop fine lines and other visual signs of aging?
Try a gentle AHA eye exfoliant to encourage cellular regeneration and to remove dead skin cells. This will also prepare the skin to allow products to penetrate deeper into the skin and thereby strengthening the connective tissue. Follow that up with a mask to really feed the skin. This will help with all eye concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles – crow’s feet, puffiness, under-eye bags and dark circles because this treatment will rejuvenate the skin cells.
Some other tips for protecting the tissue around the eyes include: refraining from vigorous rubbing to remove makeup; staying out of the sun and getting a good night’s sleep.
We recommend adding an Azalea Revitalizing Eye Treatment to you next facial to really begin the process of protecting the eye area and the delicate skin around it.
We also recommend Éminence’s Lavender Age Corrective Night Eye Cream. It’s a rich, hydrating, shea butter cream that is both soothing and anti-aging. It really stops developing crow’s feet in their tracks and does all the hard work at night while you’re asleep.
Call 941 362 4194 to schedule your next appointment and reserve your complimentary VISIA complexion analysis (A $99 value!)