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How to have a good eye care routine

Date Posted:3 December 2021 

The skin around your eyes is more gentle than the skin on your face, which is why you need a specific eye care routine. A good eye care routine will help keep your undereye looking bright and youthful. Discover how you can have the perfect eye care routine using only natural and organic skincare.

 

How do you take care of under your eyes?

The skin around the eyes is very delicate, in fact, it is one-tenth as thick as the rest of the skin on the face. So, it’s no surprise that this is the first area that shows signs of stress. Stressors to the skin can include lack of quality sleep, sun exposure, poor diet, alcohol, cigarettes and of course aging. Taking care of the skin around the eyes is key to helping slow the visible signs of aging. Following a good eye care routine will also help to reduce redness and puffiness and help you to look fresher and more rested.

A good eye care routine starts with cleansing and makeup removal. The trick with eye cleansing is to be gentle and to use gentle products. The Ever Eco makeup remover pads are a sustainable alternative to disposable facial rounds – they’re also made from soft bamboo with a velour side, which makes them the best makeup remover pads for the undereye area. You can use reusable makeup remover pads with a gentle makeup remover like micellar water to break down makeup without irritating the skin around your eye.

The biggest question when it comes to the undereye area is if you can use your face moisturiser for your undereye. A moisturiser can work around the eyes if it is gentle and lightweight. However, for the best results, we recommend using a specific eye cream. Eye cream is formulated to be gentle on the delicate undereye skin and eye cream will have ingredients that are designed for the undereye area. If you’re looking for the best eye cream Australia, then you should stick to all-natural and plant-based brands. The best eye cream Australia that we’ve found for hydration and all-around performance is The Jojoba Company Firming Eye Balm.

If you want to take your eye care routine to the next level, we recommend using an eye mask. An eye mask, like a face mask, gives your undereye area a boost of nutrients that can treat specific concerns. Some people experience puffiness around their eyes, while others experience dark circles or dryness. Eye masks tend to come in small, half-moon patches that you can apply to the undereye.

The other thing to consider in your eye care routine is a sleep mask. A sleep mask can help you get better sleep by blocking out the light and creating a calm state. The best eye mask for sleep is one that is super soft and made of the best quality materials. The Summer Salt Body sleep mask is made of vegan-friendly silky material. This eye mask sleep doesn’t absorb your night creams and serums, while also helping to prevent wrinkles and fine lines from forming.

 

What is best treatment for dark circles under the eyes?

Dark circles under the eyes are fairly common. Dark circles are caused by fatigue, generally, but other things can cause them too. Allergies, sun exposure and rubbing the eyes can all cause dark circles. Another cause of dark circles is the natural skin ageing process. When we age, our skin loses collagen and thins which can make the reddish-blue vessels under the skin appear more prominent. Sleep is the number one solution for helping reduce the appearance of undereye circles. If you struggle to get a good night sleep, you might like to try a sleep mask to block out light.

An eye serum is a great way to actively treat undereye circles. An eye serum has a finer molecular structure than an eye cream which means it can sink deeper into the skin. An eye serum will work to heal dark eye circles for the long term and not just conceal them. The Vanessa Megan Brightening eye serum contains quandong and Kakadu plum which both help treat dark circles.

The next step you can try after an eye serum is an eye mask. The Acure seriously soothing hydrogels are great for dark circles. These eye mask patches are packed with blue tansy and arnica to cool and hydrate.  

 

Can I use Vitamin C under my eyes?

Yes, vitamin C can be great at smoothing fine lines and plumping the skin around the under-eye area. Vitamin c is great at reducing redness, but it can also help alleviate discolouration. The best undereye cream Australia that we’ve found for reducing undereye circles and discolouration is the Antipodes Kiwi Seed Gold eye cream. This eye cream is packed with kiwi fruit oil, which is rich in vitamin C, and great at brightening the undereye, making you appear more refreshed and awake.

 

Eye care tips

  1. Do not rub your eyes! As the skin around the eyes is thin and delicate, it can be damaged easily. Constant rubbing around the eye area, such as taking off make-up can be damaging to the skin over time. When removing natural make-up, be as gentle as possible, and avoid a harsh rubbing action. Hold the eye make-up remover pad on the eye for a few seconds to let the product sink in, then gently wipe away and repeat.
  2. Rinse thoroughly – particularly if using an oil-based makeup remover, make sure to rinse away all product before going to bed. The oil that is left along the eyelashes can clog the tiny pores and cause Blepharitis (swelling of the eyelids – resembling a bee sting).
  3. Stay hydrated – this is an obvious one, but dehydration can contribute to puffy eyes and wrinkles.
  4. Diet – Don’t over consume salty foods, caffeine and alcohol. All of these dehydrate the skin and contribute to tired-looking eyes.
  5. Get your beauty sleep! This one is no secret, but a good night’s sleep is the best thing you can do for your eyes

 

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