The skin around your eyes, especially your under-eyes, is the most delicate area on your face. If you want to minimize the appearance of puffiness, dark bags and lines, and restore a youthful glow, you must show extra care – there’s really no other way around it.
The eyes are the first to show signs of aging – not to mention stress, lack of sleep, and fatigue. While you cannot control how our life unfolds, especially these days, you can control – or at least significantly reduce – the tired, prematurely aging look of your eyes with healthy habits and the right products.
3 Simple Tips for Beautiful Eyes
Tip #1 Protect your eyes from the sun
There are many ways you can protect your skin, especially your eyes, from the sun’s harmful rays. One effective way Koreans protect themselves from sun exposure is by using solar umbrellas. Not only can you instantly order one online – and they come in beautiful patterns, but also, it’s worth noting that many manufacturers use SPF fabrics for improved protection.
Another way to protect your eyes from the sun is to wear sunglasses. Choose a well-known brand over an inexpensive pair – designer knockoffs may look great but without proper UVA/UVB filter coating, they can expose your eyes to UV rays and cause more damage to your eyes than if you were wearing no sunglasses at all.
Tip #2 Maintain healthy daily habits
Make sure to get enough vitamins and minerals every day, and drink lots of antioxidant teas as Koreans do. Whenever you can, go for an herbal tea infusion instead of coffee. No herbal tea at home? Drink hot water. It may sound like a strange idea, but you’ll be surprised by the calming effect it’ll have on you.
If you must have coffee every day, then try to limit your caffeine intake after 5 PM in order to sleep better at night. The same can be said about food – eating less in the evening can help your body to have a smoother transition to its nightly R&R. Remember, better sleep means better-looking eyes.
Tip #3 Apply a potent eye-cream day and night
For many Korean skincare enthusiasts, eye-cream is a non-negotiable, absolutely irreplaceable step in their skincare routine, morning and night. But what should you look for in a good eye cream?
If you have sensitive skin, choose a fragrance-free formula. Regardless of your skin type, make sure your eye cream has as many of the following ingredients as possible: Hyaluronic Acid (also known as Sodium Hyaluronate), Ceramides, Retinol, Neuropeptides, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.
Apply your eye cream gently. Tapping and lightly massaging the eye area is fine; applying pressure and moving the skin around is not. Don’t use too much product, as this can cause irritation and won’t add any extra benefits. With most formulas, a pea-sized amount is sufficient. If you’ll be applying make-up such as concealer, give your under-eye area a minute or two to absorb the cream.