While you might wish it weren’t so, the skin around your eyes is one part of your body that can show the earliest signs of premature ageing, particularly without proper care.

As the skin around your eyes is thinner and more delicate than the skin on other parts of your body, and because your eyes are constantly in use during the day, from blinking to expressing your emotions, this area of the face is very susceptible to premature ageing. Moreover, genetics, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, blue light exposure from overuse of electronic devices, environmental and external stressors, as well as lifestyle choices can also cause the skin around the eyes to age more quickly.  Common concerns noted around the eyes are as follows:

 

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

also known as ‘Crow’s Feet’, is mostly caused by a loss of elasticity in the skin along with expression lines resulting from smiling and squinting. As time passes, this gradual decline in elasticity production progresses and these normal facial expressions lines deepen, resulting in heavier wrinkles around the eyes. Other contributing factors to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles include sun damage, free radicals as well as hormonal changes.  

‘Crow’s Feet’ are generally one of the main reasons that clients will start seeking out anti-ageing protocols, both with regards to topical skin care as well as in-clinic protocols.

 

Dark Circles

often noted in the corners and under the eye area. are common in both men and women. Often accompanied by bags, dark circles can make one appear tired, worn down and even older than you are. Though they can affect anyone, dark circles are most common in people who are elderly or that have a genetic predisposition to this condition (periorbital hyperpigmentation). Common causes include hereditary, fatigue, eye strain, sinus allergies, dehydration, and other lifestyle habits.

 

Under-eye bags

occur when weakened and sagging skin relaxes to form a pouch, allowing the fat pads located under the eyes to ‘slip down’ and fill the space. Excess fluid in the body can furthermore collect in this pouch, causing additional puffiness and swelling under the eyes. The appearance of bags under the eyes may be exacerbated by shadows and skin discolouration, however they are primarily a genetic issue and usually are harmless. Surgical removal of the fatty deposit remains the most suitable option for those concerned with under-eye bags. Monthly microneedling with Hyalu7 Boost is recommended.

 

Puffiness, or Periorbital Edema

refers to swelling under the eye area and may be both temporary, or long-term in nature, depending on the cause.  It may affect only one or both eyes, and in some cases may be an indication of an underlying health issue where inflammation promotes the build-up of fluids within the eye socket. Chronic periorbital edema has a slower onset, while acute periorbital edema occurs quite suddenly with a rapid onset. Dehydration, fatigue, crying, allergies and infections, blocked tear ducts and other medical issues may be contributors to this concern.

Using the correct skin care products can go a far way to the improvement of skin health around the eyes. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care offers a variety of product options, helping to target the various concerns as follows:

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DermaFix Eyeluronic Eye Gel

Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, the lightweight eye gel focuses on skin hydration and plumping up of fine lines caused by dehydration.

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DermaFix Corrective Eye

Incorporates Hyaluronic Acid, peptides, and Apple Stem Cells, improving skin elasticity and firmness to help combat the formation of Crow’s Feet.  This anti-ageing corrective may also be used to help plump up lines and wrinkles on the top lip.  

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DermaFix Ceramide Eye Complex

Providing 4 different age-defying Ceramides along with DMAE, Hyaluronic and Apple Stem Cells, Ceramide Eye Complex improves skin rejuvenation for improved firmness around the eye areas whilst helping to repair the natural lipid barrier of the skin.

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DermaFix CircleLight

A dark circle corrector that containing antioxidants and peptides to promote periorbital lymphatic drainage whilst working against ageing and environmental damage around the eye area.

Along with the above-mentioned products, supportive care can also be found from the following DermaFix formulations:

DermaFix DermaPrep Pre-Cleanse offers a gentle cleansing option to help facilitate removal of eye make-up whilst preserving the fragile skin barrier.

ACC Hyaluronic, ACC Tranexamic, and ACC Copper with healing Copper peptides, may all be used around the eye area, helping to hydrate and plump the skin, target stubborn hyperpigmentation, and soothe skin inflammation and irritation respectively.

A drop or 2 of DermaFix CBD Oil may be added into your eye corrective of choice, helping to calm eye sensitivities whilst offering additional nourishment and protection.

 

It is never too late nor too early to start looking after the skin around the eyes.  For more information on these DermaFix products and more, contact DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care on 0861282323, or visit www.dermafix.co.za.

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