Because the skin around the eyes is different and more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face, it needs more specialised support and care. Our eyes as well as the skin around the eyes can reveal much about our state of health, and if the immune system is compromised, our eyes and skin will show it.
The Skin Around The Eyes Has A Different Texture
Unfortunately the skin around the eyes, which is much thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, is one of the first places where visible signs of aging begin to emerge. As we age, the skin gets even thinner due to the loss of collagen and elastin.
Five Basic Skin Types
There are five basic skin types, namely: sensitive skin, dry skin, normal skin, oily skin and combination skin. No matter what type of skin you have, the skin around the eyes is characterized with less oil glands than the surrounding skin, making it more prone to moisture loss.
Beautiful Looking Skin Starts From Within
Around the world people are spending millions on cosmetics to hide various skin conditions. While these measures can certainly help, lifestyle changes will need to be made if you want to make significant changes from within. Nutrition plays an important role in the prevention of disease and how we look, and our immune system needs to be fed the correct vitamins and nutrients for us to feel and look healthy.
Lifestyle Changes For Healthy Skin
If you eat correctly, do the right amount of exercise, don’t over-expose your skin to the sun, keep your body weight under control and take proper care of your skin, there is no reason why you can’t have a soft, smooth and clear complexion.
Beating dry, wrinkled and spotty skin begins with proper cleansing, particularly in the dry wrinkle- prone area around the eyes. Make sure you remove all make-up gently from the skin around the eyes.
Did you know that smoking actually damages the production of collagen and elastin in the skin and it also decreases blood flow to your skin? This means that your skin can’t get the right amount of oxygen and nutrients it needs to stay young and healthy looking.
Healthy lifestyle changes can have significant health benefits for the skin around the eyes. In fact, some of the best skin solutions come from a healthy lifestyle. Make sure that you get enough sleep each night. Adequate rest will ensure that those dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes are reduced. What you eat also makes a difference.
Choose organic foods whenever possible to ensure you are not eating foods grown from chemical enriched soils. Avoid sugar in all its many forms, pastries, soft drinks, alcohol, cream-based salad dressings and sweeteners also have high quantities of sugar in them.
Antioxidant-rich foods like fruits and vegetables are skin-boosting foods, and vitamins C and E for instance along with omega 3s like DHA can help support your skin and help reduce damage in skin cells caused by harmful free radicals.
Stress can also take a toll on the appearance of your skin, and for this reason people are finding different coping mechanisms like exercise to help them feel better and to develop a stronger self- esteem.
Healthy, Younger Looking Skin Requires the Right Products
If you want soft and smooth skin around the eyes and a glowing complexion, adopt a healthier lifestyle by eating correctly, exercising and cutting out skin damaging habits like smoking.
In addition, you really need to start taking care of your skin. Xtend-Life’s Eye Contour Serum has no less than ten specially-selected anti-aging ingredients like Xtend-TK and CoEnzyme Q10 which stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and new skin cells. Another key ingredient, Eyeliss™ is discussed in more detail in the Ingredient of the Month section of this issue.
Our Eye Contour Serum works on all the problem areas on the skin around the eyes. With its carefully selected ingredients, it tackles dark circles and puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles, hydrating the skin at the same time.