The eye contour, given the delicacy of the skin at this point, is very sensitive and needs special attention, especially during exposure to the sun. Find out how to protect it from UV rays with the right precautions!
There contour area eyes is very delicate, above all because the skin in this point is decidedly thinner, also thanks to the numerous muscle contractions and the low presence of sebaceous glands (which make the hydrolipidic film not homogeneous).
The periocular area is very easily affected by the signs of aging. Wrinkles, crow’s feet and other imperfections, in fact, arise very early under the eyes. Surely one cause of this phenomenon is to be traced back to the action of UVA and UVB rays.
Therefore, protecting the eye contour area means preserving it from the harmful production of free radicals, which cause the appearance of wrinkles, bags, dark circles, signs of dehydration. Applying specific creams to moisturize and nourish it is already a first step, however there are also other good practices to maintain a fresh, young and healthy appearance even with the passing of the years.
Let’s find out what are the secrets to put into practice!
Choose a diet that is good for the eye area
Also for the health of the eye contourPower supply it is very important and a few small tricks are enough to ensure that the skin in this area is visibly healthy.
The most suitable diet for the well-being of the eye area
To reduce puffiness, dark circles, bags under the eyes and crow’s feet, pay attention to these elements:
- drink at least two liters of water a day;
- always take a good amount of iron and vitamin B12;
- do not overdo it with salt;
- eat a diet rich in vitamin C, with lots of fruits and vegetables;
- do not exceed with the intake of alcohol and coffee;
- check if you have allergies, intolerances or pathologies that must be treated with special precautions also as regards the diet;
- try to stay in motion as much as possible.
The foods recommended in this case are:
- citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwis, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, that contain C vitamin. This is very important to avoid any breakage of the blood vessel walls.
- Meat, dairy products, eggs that contain vitamin B12, essential for the functioning of red glonules (for a vegan / vegetarian diet it can be integrated). Their deficiency can lead to anemia and consequently to a very dark eye contour.
- Grapes, green leafy vegetables, cabbage, kiwi, blueberries; these contain abundant vitamin K, which help in a quick replenishment of broken capillaries.
- vegetable oils with vitamin E, such as extra virgin olive oil or rice.
- Whole grains, which contain zinc.
Protect the eye area from the sun with specific sticks
A normal sunscreen may not be suitable for applying around the eyes. Its composition could cause the formation of spots in the folds, as it could melt with the heat and end up inside the eyes, irritating them.
Sunscreen for the face is already more suitable, especially if your skin is very sensitive and thin and prone to sunburn. In any case, opt for a light and thin formulation, not too rich, because it could weigh down the area and be difficult to absorb.
The best solution, however, is represented by stick made with ingredients specific to the area. These are very quick products to apply, comfortable to keep in your bag and use when needed, and they resist water, heat, wind and sweat without problems. Despite this, you should still go through them at least a couple of times if you want to ensure good and effective coverage.
As for theSPF, it must be at least 50, because the periocular part is really sensitive. Keep in mind that the protection must also be applied to the mobile eyelid, another very delicate area that must be protected from the action of the sun’s rays.
So that this product does not get damaged, remember to store it correctly: always keep it cool, away from heat sources.
Don’t underestimate the importance of sunglasses
The sunglasses they play a fundamental role in the protection of the periocular area. When you go to buy a new pair, therefore, do not focus only on aesthetics, but inform yourself very well about the technical characteristics of the product,
In particular, make sure there are filters against UVA and UVB rays. As for the color, you prefer dark, gray or brown lenses. Better still are those a mirror, even more shielding and protective. In this way, you not only safeguard the retina and the lens, but also the beauty and health of your eye area.
No to products with retinol during the tan
Products containing retinol they are excellent if you want to protect the eye area from aging, because they keep the skin soft, compact and fresh. However, the downside is that it is a substance photosensitizer, which should therefore be avoided during the period of exposure to the sun. If you continue to use it, you risk sun spots and really unpleasant and aesthetic redness!
Retinol-based cosmetics are therefore always recommended for a use in the evening (even during the winter, actually), since it is not an unknown fact, UV rays act even on the most cloudy and gray days!