The skin around the eyes: recipes for proper care

TOWhen and how to care for the skin around the eyes? What ingredients to look for in creams? What treatments will help remove dark circles and swelling?

Start grooming the eye area as early as possible

Irina Gnedina, cosmetologist at the White Garden health and beauty center:

Eye creams can be used even if you don’t have wrinkles. The main thing is to choose the right composition. The epidermal layer of the skin under the eyes is 10 times thinner than, for example, on the buccal region. It quickly becomes thinner, which leads to the formation of wrinkles. The sooner you start caring for the skin around your eyes, the longer it will remain even and smooth.

Choose professional or pharmacy cosmetics with natural ingredients

Irina Gnedina:

Avoid the mass market: among the ingredients there are often parabens – preservatives that cause allergies.

Anti-wrinkle eye creams often include plant or cellular peptide complexes and hyaluronic acid, which acts as an epidermal filler. Here you will find a selection of the best treatments from BeautyHack editors and experts, but it is still better to choose a remedy with a beautician. Only a specialist can take into account the individual characteristics of your skin.

Use creams with caffeine, green tea extract and routine if you are prone to swelling

Victoria Britko, dermatocosmetologist:

Caffeine improves blood microcirculation and fluid outflow, helping to temporarily solve the problem of puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. Caffeine can be labeled on labels as Glycosan Caffeine, Caffeine Anhydrous, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Caffeine Sodium Benzoate, Bean Extract, or as part of proprietary formulas: Rovisome Caffeine Discontinued, Rovi Rovisome FEC, Caffeine 50% Cyclosystem Complex, Green Natural Anhydrous Caffeine, Caffeine Solution A.

Green tea contains tannins, tannins, with excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They reduce swelling and fight free radicals that cause wrinkles. Green tea extract soothes delicate skin in the periorbital area.

Rutin is a vitamin P that is not produced by our bodies on its own. It has a positive effect on the capillary walls, increasing their elasticity, stimulating blood microcirculation – it is often added to eye creams.

If you have deep wrinkles, pay attention to cellular cosmetics

Irina Gnedina:

For those with deep wrinkles, I recommend cellular cosmetics. But be careful, it may not fit, causing redness and allergies. You should be comfortable while applying the cream. Burning, itching and other unpleasant symptoms indicate that this is not your option. Favorite brands: Valmont and Cellcosmet. By the way, they have a line for young skin (about the best products for the skin around the eyes, according to makeup artists, read here).

Do not store eye creams in the refrigerator unless they are specifically designed to do so.

Ksenia Wagner, beauty expert:

Do not store the cream in the refrigerator. If not indicated on the label, then it is not required. Temperature changes are harmful to both the cream and the skin.

Apply skin care products around the eyes and on the upper eyelid as needed

Elvira Chabakauri, beauty blogger:

Yes, the upper eyelid can also swell. Clarins Enhancing Eye Lift Serum is a serum with a light gel texture and gold reflective particles. However, after distribution of the product, they are invisible on the skin. Suitable for those who have swelling not only under the eyes, but also in the upper eyelid. If the latter is swollen and you don’t know where to draw the arrows, this tool will help you out. After application it seems a little sticky, but the eyelids seem to “stick” and the eyes open.

After 30, consult a beautician on how to deal with dark circles under the eyes

Victoria Filimonova, dermatologist, cosmetologist, trichologist, laser therapist:

Due to the thinning of the subcutaneous fat layer, dark circles appear in the eye area. Here I can offer lipofilling using an autogel (a gel obtained from your plasma using a special method) or filling this area with a filler based on hyaluronic acid. Taking into account your peculiarities (skin type, its condition and facial structure), the doctor himself will decide which treatment procedure is right for you.

If the mask is not intended for use on the skin around the eyes, never apply it to the periorbital area.

Victoria Britko:

The skin around the eyes is very thin and sensitive. In this zone, there is practically no layer of subcutaneous adipose tissue and the vessels are very close. The active ingredients in the masks can cause burning, redness and swelling.