If the eyes are the window to the soul, then it is important to take care of the skin around your eyes so that people can see the real you. The skin around your eyes is some of the most delicate and sensitive skin on your entire body, so you don’t want to treat it the same way that you treat the rest of your body. In today’s post, we will look at some of the best ways that you can care for the skin around your eyes to maintain your youthful appearance as long as possible, and to help your eyelashes to stand out even more. Be sure to contact Elbeaut in Los Angeles and let us help you achieve your beauty goals. Call to schedule your skincare treatment today.

Be Gentle

As we mentioned, the skin around your eyes is incredibly sensitive and delicate, and this is due to the fact that it is six to 10 times thinner than the skin on most other areas of your face and body. You want to avoid rubbing, washing, scrubbing, and pulling on the skin around your eyes, because it can have a negative impact on the structure of the skin. Always use soft items like cotton balls, a soft cloth, or specially designed eye-treatment strips when cleaning or moisturizing this area. One tip that experts recommend is to use the ring finger on either hand when applying creams, gels, or any other products, as the ring finger is typically the weakest finger and therefore less likely to pull the skin. When applying products, make sure to pat them onto your skin — never rub.

Use Appropriate Products

Take a walk down any beauty products aisle and you will see a wide variety of beauty products from many different companies for almost every area of your face and body. While it can be tempting to go the minimalist route and just choose one or two items to treat everything, this is not a good decision when it comes to taking care of the delicate skin around your eyes. Look for products that are specifically formulated to be used in the area around your eyes, and even then, try to find products that have just a few, natural ingredients. Choosing creams or serums that are made specifically for the skin around the eyes will provide you with options that are far gentler even than facial moisturizers.

Proper Makeup Removal

Whether you choose to use your favorite washcloth and facial soap or premade makeup removal wipes to clean your makeup off at the end of the day, you should never use either of these methods for removing your eye makeup. While you may not realize it, you are actually tugging on your skin when you use a wiping or rubbing motion as you work to remove all of your makeup. We mentioned earlier that you should never rub the areas around your eyes. When it comes to removing makeup around your eyes, you should use a round cotton pad soaked with alcohol-free makeup remover and gently drag it across your lashes, being careful not to tug, rub, or press too hard. One pro tip for removing stubborn makeup around the eyelashes and lid is to use a cotton swab dipped in coconut oil, as this helps to break down the makeup for easier removal.

Protect Your Eyes

The care you need to show the area around your eyes extends to the protection you afford it when you are outside. Choose makeup products that include an SPF so that your skin is never over-exposed to the harmful rays from the sun. Wear sunglasses in addition to any sunscreen you may be wearing, as they add one more helpful layer of defense. If you are experiencing puffy eyes, this can be the result of a lack of sleep, excessive alcohol consumption, or water retention. You can protect your eyes by getting plenty of sleep, drinking alcohol in moderation, and consuming plenty of water throughout the day. If you continue to experience puffy eyes, be sure to talk with your doctor, as this could be an indication of a medical condition. 

At Elbeaut in Los Angeles, we know that you care about your appearance and want to look your best. We offer the services and treatments you need to help your skin and hair maintain their natural beauty and luster. Call today to speak with one of our professionals and let us help you achieve the look you want.