When it comes to restoring a youthful look, your eyes are your greatest opportunity.
The eyes are the first to go and the most important to fix. Whether it’s wrinkles, hollowness, puffiness, or just plain tired-looking, your eyes experience ageing before any other part of your face. Several factors make the eyes more vulnerable and prone to ageing:
- The skin itself is very thin and therefore more susceptible to breaking down and increased laxity resulting in fine lines and wrinkles, becoming looser, and even thinner.
- The tissue below the eyes is naturally missing a lot of essential elements that make your skin strong
- Stress, lack of sleep and poor diet can exacerbate ageing and it certainly shows on the eyes first.
What to do? Say YES to eye cream!!
Eye products have been specifically formulated with special delivery systems to ensure ingredients actually give the eyes what they need (collagen-stimulating ingredients) where it’s needed, if you want to get scientific it’s in the fibroblasts cells within the dermis.
There are tons of anti-ageing ingredients out there, but only a handful of them truly have an impact on your eyes. The tried and true formulas include peptides and vitamin C, which are the cardinal collagen stimulators. However, you can also add ingredients like retinol (to smooth the skin’s surface and minimize discolouration) and hyaluronic acid (to pull moisture in the skin and negate the crepey texture that dry skin can create)
Eye creams we love! Environ Youth Essential Eye Gel – $114 is perfect for all aspects of ageing. We stock a wide range of products that target all concerns. Pop into clinic and the Mooi Skin experts can assess what’s right for you.
Myth buster: Many consumers believe that creams with collagen in them are good for actually firming the skin. Sorry but this is not true, if only it was that easy! The same goes for ingesting collagen: it does not magically add more collagen to your skin. The only way to give your skin more collagen is by making your skin create more of its own collagen, which is exactly what the above ingredients do.
Protect your eyes from the sun!
You have heard it before but it’s so important that I can’t miss it out.. UV rays are so harmful to the skin and even more so to the delicate skin around your eyes. These break down your collagen like nothing else! An SPF should be worn daily and where possible wear a good quality pair of sun glasses to prevent sun damage and squinting. A nice big hat is perfect for those summer months.
Hydrate and get a good 7+ hours sleep each night.
We all know this but do we do it? We have all woken up the next day after a few too many drinks, looking a bit worse for wear, you can visibly see the difference in your skin, especially around your eyes. Lack of sleep, high sugar, caffeine and alcohol all contribute to those tired looking eyes and dull skin.
Sleep, water and good fats are essential for ageing gracefully and keeping your eyes bright and rejuvenated ? Look after yourself, try and get to bed a couple of hours before midnight every night and you will start to wake up looking and feeling rested.
Choosing the right product or treatment can be quite overwhelming, the team at Mooi are here to help and support you, and we want you to be best version of yourself both inside and out. Pop into clinic and we will be happy to give you a consultation and suggest the best treatment to suit you and you’re your skin.