The area around the eyes is the most sensitive, fine and delicate part of the face and must be treated with special care, it also suffers many contractions and is the most exposed part of the face: it is extremely fragile and is also the area most prone to the signs of aging .
In addition to this, this area is subject to constant muscle movement, and does not have many collagen and elastin fibers . The area also suffers greatly from dehydration and the fragility of the small blood vessels that supply the eye region. Due to all these aspects, it is not difficult to conclude that the best eye contours must in fact be very special.
Wrinkles, expression lines, crow’s feet, dark circles and bags are the main problems found in this region. They start out slowly and, if left unchecked, they give an extremely aged look to the skin.
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Wrinkles and fine lines
Wrinkles are depressions that first appear around the eyes and are caused due to problems in the behavior of collagen and elastin fibers . Expression lines are lines that are formed with repetitive gestures or expressions.
Crow’s feet are the wrinkles that come out of the corner of the eye, leaving the expression of the look heavy and marked. These marks appear due to the wear of the interconnections that connect the muscles to the dermis.
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Dark circles are pigmentation and vascular disorders that can intensify after a sleepless night or during the premenstrual period in women. They can also be caused by genetic predisposition. They arise due to the accumulation of hemoglobin (present in the blood vessels and responsible for the transport of oxygen in the blood) in the area under the eyes. More information about dark circles .
Bags and swelling
The bags are an accumulation of lipids that stimulate the relaxation of the skin tissues of the eyelids. The inflammation usually occurs in the morning, upon waking. They are mini edemas and occur because when waking up, the system works more slowly due to the eyelids being immobile for a long period.
Special care for the eye area
- The best care is prevention. From the age of 27, you can start using an eye contour product. In addition to hydration, which is very important in the face region, products that contain active ingredients such as vitamins A, E and C stimulate cell renewal and fight free radicals.
- Wear sunglasses with UV protection , which preserve collagen fibers and skin texture, even as the aging process begins. Also, always use sunscreen in the area.
- Taking care of cleanliness is essential. You should always remove all makeup before going to bed, using soap or cleansing lotion and a makeup remover suitable for the eye area.
- Use moisturizers and specific treatments for the eye contour.
Treatments for the eye region
It is a fractional laser technology, which is already available and promises to treat these wrinkles with excellence. It is done in two or three sessions; generates a moderate light that promotes flaking for four days, causing new skin to emerge from below. The use of laser or pulsed light is the most modern method of removing dark circles , as the laser energy is attracted to the recipient pigment and destroys it.
Botulinum toxin / Botox can be used with excellent results to smooth localized wrinkles around the eyes.
The procedure is performed an average of two to three times a year, depending on the muscle strength of the patient. Usually after the third session the muscle weakens , that is, the region is no longer as marked as before. In cases where wrinkles are more evident, the injectable filler has an effective result .
It can be done manually by a specialized professional, being indicated for bags , that is, cases of fluid retention in the region under the eyes.
The superficial peels are most suitable for the eye region. They improve the texture of the skin, whiten blemishes, smooth fine wrinkles and stimulate the renewal of collagen, which gives a better firmness to the skin.
The best assets in moisturizers
Panthenol : Also called pro-vitamin B5, it has high moisturizing potential and local active regeneration satisfactorily reduces wrinkles and expression marks.
Vitamin E : Active stimulant and protector of microcirculation, acting against lymphatic circulatory disorders, which helps reduce dark circles.
Vitamin C: Active antioxidant, stimulating the synthesis of collagen and elastin. It reduces the synthesis of melanin and increases cell renewal, thus acting on the control of dark circles and reducing wrinkles and expression lines.
Hyaluronic acid : Mucopolysaccharide that is part of the structure of glucose-minoglycans. It acts as a water retainer and reconstructor of the skin micro-relief, providing greater hydration and improving fine lines. We have an article with the best hyaluronic acid creams , don’t miss it!
Kojic Acid : Biotech Active derived from rice, with excellent drainage, whitening and circulation activating potential, which prevents and reduces blackness and puffiness in the eye area.
Collagen : It acts as a mimetic of the collagen produced by the skin, reinforcing the supporting structures of the eye area.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.