Our eyes are often described as the window to the soul. Our eyes primarily give us sight, but they can also show others how we are feeling. Creating tears when we are sad and laugh lines when we are happy. However, those laugh lines don’t always make us happy!
Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes can be one of the first signs of ageing. The skin around the eye area is the thinnest and most delicate area of skin on the body, with the eyelid being the thinnest. The eye area is also different to the remaining area of skin on the face in that it doesn’t have oil glands… meaning concerns of dryness and dehydration become more obvious. Dehydration, dryness and fine lines and wrinkles in this area are probably the concerns that most are wanting to rectify, followed by sagging or loose skin, dark circles, or puffiness.
Dr Paul Tannous of Dr Pauls Cosmetic Clinic in Sydney is a cosmetic injector and often sees patients expressing concerns of the eye area. He explains. “There are a number of factors that contribute to the presence of wrinkles, projection and volume loss. The first being orbicularis oculi muscle is involved in smiling and therefore very active. This results in the wrinkles commonly known as crows’ feet. Secondly, as we age the bone resorbs or becomes smaller and we lose that strong supportive framework. Thirdly, there is a fat pad near the tear trough area that is usually the first to disappear in comparison to other fat pads in the face. This results in a sunken appearance under the eye area.”
Anti-wrinkle and dermal filler injections are a great way to assist in these concerns, however with the results only temporary, most also look to incorporate great skin care ingredients and beauty tools into their daily eye care routine. With advances in ingredient technology these are the tried and tested ingredients that you should be looking out for when investing in eye creams, serums or under eye patches
HYALURONIC ACID – Hyaluronic acid is a must have ingredient in any eye care routine as it addresses dehydration and dryness concerns. Hyaluronic acid assists the skin by attracting moisture and holding onto the moisture content, leading to a more plump, dewy and hydrated eye area.
RETINYL PALMITATE – Retinyl Palmitate is a form of vitamin a that is suitable for use around the eye area. Because the skin is so fine and delicate this form of vitamin a is suitable for daily use to accelerate the turnover of skin from the lower layers to the top. Vitamin a can also reprogram skin cells to function normally, can assist in healthy collagen and elastin production and helps to naturally moisturise the eye area. An all-round wonder ingredient for all ageing concerns.
VITAMIN E – A powerful antioxidant which fights free radical damage and provides moisture and hydration. Vitamin E has a soothing effect for irritated skin and has been shown to have strong anti-ageing benefits, in particular to smooth out wrinkles.
GREEN TEA EXTRACT – Green Tea Extract is great for reducing puffiness in the eye area as it has an anti-inflammatory effect. Green Tea Extracts anti inflammatory effect is beneficial is reducing irritation, skin redness and swelling from excessive fluid around the eye.
VITAMIN C – Vitamin C is primarily used for its skin brightening benefits. It can assist in discoloration, uneven tone, or dark circles around the eye area. Vitamin C is also a powerful ant ageing ingredient and is wonderfully hydrating and plumping. Again, another amazing ingredient for any eye care routine.
Where can you find these ingredients? Lonvitalite under eye patches come in two variations. The 24k Gold and Collagen Eye masks contain skin brightening vitamin C and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid
meaning these masks are ideal for those looking to brighten and plump a dull and dehydrated eye area. The C8 Collagen Crystal Eye Masks contain Green Tea Extract and Retinyl Palmitate and would be a great addition to anyone looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as puffiness or inflammation of the eye area.
Both versions of these under eye patches contain a generous amount of serum which is ample to coat the entire face. The masks can be slightly cooled in the fridge prior to application and are boxed as a pack of six for $49.95. Apply these under eye patches twice in the first week and then once a week after that for maintenance.
Do you want to elevate your eye routine?
Beauty tools can also be incorporated into your skin care routine. The Platinum Contour Roller mimics a facial massage and assists in lymphatic drainage of fluid which will reduce the bagging or swelling of the under-eye area. Starting from the inner corner of the eye and performed in a long sweeping motion rolling outwards towards the crow’s feet to drain excess fluid. The Contour Roller can also be rolled across the brow bone to lift and contour sagging skin and heavy hooded eye lids. Roll from the inner corner of the brow bone in an upwards motion and then outwards towards the crow’s feet to create a brow lift.
Derma Rolling can also be safely performed in the eye area if the micro needles are at a shallow depth and have been specifically designed for this thin area of skin. The Lonvitalite Face and Body Kit contains a lip and eye attachment of only 0.3mm in depth. The narrow barrel means the attachment can be safely rolled back and forth in the under-eye area and across the crows feet. Derma Rolling the eye area is beneficial in assisting in absorption of your serums and active skin care ingredients and will plump fine lines and wrinkles by strengthening collagen production.
To experience a results driven eye routine that is much more than your basic eye cream head to www.lonvitalite to shop the following eye products.