Although our skin is of single and largest organ of our body, not
all part of our skin is created with same character. For example,
the skin on the scalp has embedded hair follicles, and the skin of
the nose and cheeks tends to have active glands. The skin around
your eyes is very sensitive and delicate, which needs good care at
all age. Weather its summer or winter or any other season, follow
some simple steps and guidelines as under, to have healthier skin
around your eyes!
To reduce the dark circles around your eyes, no matter at what
age you are, get at least seven to eight hours sleep every
Sleeping with your head slightly elevated would help you working
against gravity; which causes fluid to collect in your lower
eyelids resulting in dark circles.
an eye cream around the eyes to keep moisture in the skin.
When applying cream or make up around the eyes use the ring finger
(as it exerts less pressure).
Don't rub eyes frequently as this can cause an eye infection and
in turn causing infection in the skin around eyes. This is
because; few of us bother to wash our hands before touching our
Some more Do's and Don'ts to
soften and rejuvenate your eye skin:
- Dip cotton pads in
chilled milk and place on closed eyes for 10 minutes. Now relax
completely. This is to relax the eye skin muscles when they are
tired after working with computers.
- Grate a potato
with its peel and apply on your closed eyelids for about 20
minutes and relax completely. This is to care your eyes to have firm
muscles. Put sliced cucumber over your eyes to avoid developing dark
- If your eyes are red
and feeling itchy, massage your scalp with curd, to reduce the
unwanted temperature around your eye skin.
- Wash your eyes with
cold water often to get sparkling feel for your eye skin.
- Give a massage to the
eyes, by gentle finger movement always down to up.
- Don't wear contact
lenses for extended periods of time or overnight as this makes your
eyes feel tiring and hence giving unnecessary strain to your eye skin.
- When you splash water
do not do this furiously believing doing this will take away tiredness
instead wash gently as splashing may hurtle the smallest dust
particles or an allergen which may damage the cornea which will again
spoil your eye skin as well.
- Don't use
handkerchiefs to wipe eyes, instead use disposable tissues, which are
more hygienic to your sensitive eye skin.
- Don't sit near by the
television and minimum of 15 feet distance should be maintained from
the television and keep your book at least two feet away to strengthen
your eye skin muscles.
- Use cream based eye
makeup as powdery eye shadows can enter eyes and, cause irritation to
the eye muscles and skin near by your eyes.
- Do not handle your
eyes and eyelids harsh while using lenses, as the skin will soon loose
its strength by handling rough manner.
- Don't use your mascara
for more than a year, as it may weaken your eye skin.