The Skin Under Your Eyes Is the First Place To Show Signs of Aging—Here’s How To Care for It

The skin around your eyes is super thin, and it gets thinner and thinner as you age. This means that it shows signs of aging faster than, say, your forehead or your cheeks. So if you're interested in taking the best care of your skin for the long haul, you've got to prioritize your eyes.

"It's just like fabric, right? If you've got a thick leather pair of pants, they're not going to wrinkle that easily. But a little linen dress? That's going to wrinkle and you've got to be real careful."

How to take care of your eye skin

1. Protect your eyes from the sun

The sun is so powerful at removing both collagen and elastin, so exposure is going to make your eye skin thinner and less elastic.

Make sure to apply sunblock to both the upper and lower lids, to the lashes, and reapply to those areas during the day. 

And rely on your friend, sunglasses!

2. Be gentle

Your eye skin is super delicate, so you have to be careful when you're touching it. Use gentle movements when cleansing the eye area and gently smooth or pat when applying any products.

Not only can tugging at and rubbing your eyes cause irritation, but it can also cause the underage area skin to darken."

3. Apply products to both your upper and lower lids

Everyone is often focused on caring for their under-eye, but you don't want to forget about your eyelids.

Depending on your ethnicity and your genetics, you see problems on the under-eye starting around age 30 or so. Then, the upper eyelid starts going on everybody in the mid-40s.

4. Use products designed for the eyes

This is what You & Eye is here for! 

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