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How To Treat & Revitalise Your Eye Area

written by: Maddie - Beauty Editorpublished on 8 Aug, 2023

Tips For A More Youthful Looking Eye Area

Are you tired of constantly looking in the mirror and seeing your droopy eyelids and under-eye wrinkles staring back at you?

If so, you're not alone. Droopy eyelids can make us look tired, aged, and even affect our self-confidence. But fear not, because we've put together our must-have products to keep your eyes looking and feeling fresh, soothed and radiant. Say goodbye to sagging skin and hello to youthful, vibrant eyes. Plus, we speak to one of the Activeskin Beauty Therapists to hear their top tips to caring for your delicate eye area.

An Expert's Tips On How To Care For Your Eye Area

The skin around your eye is extremely delicate and sensitive, and therefore requires gentle treatment and the correct products to keep it nourished, firm and healthy.

1. Always use a gentle eye cleanser to remove makeup and never rub them. Use an eye cleanser that gently melts away mascara and makeup so that you don't have to rub the skin around your eyes. We recommend the below cleansers:

ASAP Gentle Eye Make-up Remover

Pelactiv Eye & Lip Make Up Remover

Medik8 Eyes & Lips Micellar Cleanse

Ultraceuticals Ultra Soothing Eye Make-up Remover

2. Use a hydrating and brightening Vitamin C serum in the morning. The Vitamin C ingredient helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by defending the delicate eye area and protecting it from daily environmental aggressors. You could use one of the below serums around the orbital bone and under eye area:

Dermalogica Biolumin-C Eye Serum

Murad Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

SkinCeuticals AOX Eye Gel

3. Adding a retinoid is a must in any skincare routine to target the eye area and help to visibly reduce the appearance of crow's feet, wrinkles and crepiness, whilst nourishing and rejuvenating the skin whilst you sleep. Wake up to more youthful looking eyes! Medik8 Crystal Retinal Ceramide Eye is a must-have in our skincare routine but you can also try:

HydroPeptide Vital Eyes

Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Eye Cream

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal 360 Eye Serum

4. A really hydrating moisturiser is an essential to keeping the delicate skin hydrated and nourished and to dramatically improve signs of ageing. Using a product such as the SkinCeuticals A.G.E Eye Complex will improve lymphatic drainage to help reduce puffiness and dark circles, leaving your eye area looking and feeling more radiant. We also recommend any of the below eye creams:

Aspect Eyelift 3

ASAP Firming Eye Lift

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream

Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift

5. Lastly, adding treatments to your skincare routine will help allow your topical skincare to work even better. Micro needling helps to promote collagen production, which tightens, plumps and retexturises the skin. You can book a appointment with Activeskin here or why not try an at-home micro needling patch like these Wrinkles Schminkles Self-Dissolving Microneedle Patches, designed to deliver active ingredients deep into the skin. These patches use 1800 microneedles to painlessly penetrate the skin by self-dissolving and releasing the active ingredients into the dermal layers of the skin.

6. Last but not least, be gentle when applying your skincare to the eye area and avoid stretching and pulling at the skin. Top Tip: Use your ring finger to gently pat the products onto the orbital bone and under-eye areas.