Skin Care

How To Choose The Right Eye Contour Treatment

How to choose the right eye contour treatment

Our eyes are fragile organs that need tender, loving care. They constantly hydrate themselves, hence the reason why we blink every 10 seconds! Thin, sensitive eye contour skin is low in collagen, elastin and fat cells, meaning it quickly dries out. This lack of 'irrigation', means that the eye contour ages at a rate of knots. So slow down the skin-ageing clock with an eye contour treatment that contains glycerin, vitamin B5, hyaluronic acid or thermal water. They'll moisturise whilst smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles.

Collagen and elastin levels fall with age, meaning their fibrous support structure fails to keep skin plump. The results? Crinkly skin, particularly along the lower lid. This sagging causes wrinkles and crows feet on the outer edges. Eye contour creams packed with anti ageing active ingredients, such as antioxidants, polyphenols and flavonoids will combat free radicals responsible for premature skin ageing. Sagging skin and deep laughter lines will be replaced by a firmer, more youthful look.

Weakened blood flow and lymphatic drainage around the eye contour worsen with time. Our lower lids crease and change colour - welcome to dark circles! With age, their skin gets thinner and sagging causes dark circles to line the lower lash. An anti fatigue eye contour treatment will reduce bags and puffiness. Treatments that contain witch hazel, refreshing, draining caffeine or circulation-boosting arnica will reduce dark blue or brown circles.

Eye contour treatments with a metal applicator provide a stimulating all-over massage. Their cold tips increase blood flow, which in turn prevents sagging and allows active ingredients to easily penetrate skin.