A Comprehensive Guide to Caring for the Delicate Skin Around Your Eyes

A Comprehensive Guide to Caring for the Delicate Skin Around Your Eyes

The skin around our eyes is one of the most delicate & sensitive areas of our face. It tends to be thinner, more prone to dryness & vulnerable to signs of ageing. Therefore, it requires special attention & care to maintain its health & youthful appearance. Today, we will explore effective strategies & essential tips for nurturing & protecting the skin around your eyes!

  1. Gentle Cleansing: Start your eye care routine with a gentle cleanser specifically formulated for sensitive skin. Use lukewarm water to rinse the area & avoid harsh rubbing or tugging. Instead, lightly pat the skin dry with a soft towel. Be mindful of the ingredients in your cleanser & opt for products that are natural & hypoallergenic. We suggest our award-winning HempPurify Emulsifying Oil Cleanser for a thorough yet gentle cleanse!

  2. Hydrate, Nourish & Moisturise: Keeping the skin around your eyes properly hydrated is essential! Invest in a moisturiser or eye cream with nourishing ingredients such as Sweet Almond Oil & Bakuchiol! These ingredients help to restore moisture, reduce dryness & maintain the skin's elasticity. Gently apply the product using your ring finger, as it exerts less pressure on the delicate skin. We recommend using a little dab of our award-winning HempRestore Good Night Crème as a nourishing & moisturising option for around your eyes.

  3. Protect from the Sun: UV rays can cause significant damage to the sensitive skin around your eyes, leading to wrinkles, dark circles & age spots. Prioritise sun protection by wearing sunglasses that provide adequate UV protection & have large frames to shield the area from direct sunlight. Additionally, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 around your eyes daily.

  4. Minimize Eye Strain: In today's digital age, we often spend prolonged periods staring at screens, leading to eye strain & fatigue. Take regular breaks, practice the 20-20-20 rule (look away from the screen every 20 minutes & focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds), & consider using blue light-filtering glasses to reduce strain & protect your eyes' health.

  5. Get Sufficient Sleep: Adequate sleep is crucial for the overall health & appearance of your skin, including the eye area. Lack of sleep can contribute to puffy eyes, dark circles & a tired appearance. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to allow your skin to repair & rejuvenate. Additional Tip: Elevating your head with an extra pillow can help prevent fluid accumulation & reduce puffiness!

  6. Gentle Makeup Removal: When removing eye makeup, be gentle to avoid unnecessary rubbing or pulling. Use a gentle makeup remover either on your fingers or on a reusable cotton pad to wipe away makeup & dirt residue. Gently wash away the residue without tugging at the skin. We love to use our HempPurify Emulsifying Oil Cleanser for this step as well as it is perfect for removing any stubborn eye makeup but still has a gentle formula that will care for & nourish your skin!

  7. Eye Massage & Cold Compresses: Massaging the eye area can help increase circulation, reduce puffiness & alleviate tension. Use your ring finger to apply gentle pressure in circular motions around the eyes. Additionally, refrigerate two spoons or use chilled cucumber slices as cold compresses to soothe & refresh tired eyes. You can also use reusable under eye patches that can be kept in the fridge for a refreshing addition to your morning routine.

  8. Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can positively impact the health and appearance of your skin, including the area around your eyes. Stay well-hydrated, follow a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins & minerals, exercise regularly & manage stress levels. These habits promote overall skin health & minimize the risk of premature ageing.

With its delicate nature, the skin around your eyes deserves special attention & care. By following the tips outlined above, including gentle cleansing, proper hydration, sun protection, minimising eye strain, getting sufficient sleep, gentle makeup removal, eye massage & maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can nurture & protect the skin around your eyes, maintaining its youthful appearance & overall health for years to come.

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