When it comes to eye care products, we really are spoilt for choice. Countless serums, creams and lotions all packed with active ingredients that are able target different concerns, from combating signs of ageing, dark circles, and puffiness.
If you are familiar with powerhouse ingredients, you’ll already know how effective it is at maintaining the skin barrier at its healthiest state ensuring it contains the correct level of water and oil making it able to fully protect itself from exposure to free radicals, such as pollution, UV rays, and central heating to name a few. These environmental aggressors affect the health of your complexion, but often users forget how they can also cause visible damage to the under eye too.
If you are wanting to know more about hyaluronic acid and the skincare benefits it deliveries, check out our dedicated blog post about the clever humectant ingredient.
Can hyaluronic acid be used on eyelids?
Yes, you technically can apply hyaluronic acid to your eyelids. However, this is something I think should be avoided. This is because of the fact that the skin around the eyes is 40% thinner than the rest of the face, meaning it often shows signs of irritation very quickly. To give any reaction or discomfort a miss, it is best to apply hyaluronic acid around the orbital bone, which surrounds the eyes and onto the eyebrow. This won’t prevent the hyaluronic acid from working its magic as it will work its way to combat any signs of ageing around the under-eye area as well as hydrating the eye lids.
Is hyaluronic acid good for eye bags?
Yes, absolutely! As we age, our skin begins to slow down the production of hyaluronic acid which will often leave the face looking a little dull, dry, and show visible loss of volume. It just so happens that due to the eye area showing signs of ageing first, under-eye bags are a common concern for many of us.
Whether you choose a skincare product that contains a high percentage of hyaluronic acid that you can apply twice a day in your morning and evening routine. There is also the option of having injectables, these fillers are a more subtle option to undergo compared to surgery and will have a notable impact on the under-eye area. The humectant traits of this clever acid will keep the skin plumped, hydrated, with a youthful bounce. It will continue to keep the skin moisturised throughout the day by drawing in water from the atmosphere and skincare products and lock it into the outer surface of the skin.
Word of warning, with the skin around the eyes is extremely delicate so if you are wanting to go ahead with any injectable procedure, ensure you have undergone your own research and found the right practitioner for you and your needs.
Is hyaluronic good for eyes?
Yes, it is, hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the eyes meaning it is perfectly safe to use on your eyes. You’ll find that many eye drop formulas often contain 0.2-0.4% of hyaluronic acid making it an effective treatment for those who suffer from dry eyes as it will help them retain moisture. Over time you will find that there is a reduction in dry eye symptoms and improve the overall health and comfort of the eyes. If you have any concerns with using eye drops or supplements, its best to consult with a doctor or medical professional to ensure you are introducing the best product for you.
How do you use hyaluronic acid around your eyes?
There are many different products you can use around the eye area to help combat dryness, signs of ageing and under-eye bags. The beauty of hyaluronic acid is not only that it is present in the body, but it can be easily teamed with any other ingredients without any worries of allergic flare-ups.
You can use HA twice a day so application of any eye creams, or serums will provide hydration to the eye area during your morning and evening skincare routine. During the day you’ll find that makeup application is seamless and allowing the acid to work whilst you sleep will leave you with revived and hydrated under eye area. If you are wanting to know a little more about how hyaluronic acid works and how to layer it during your routine, you’ll find out more on our blog post.
How do I plump my eyes?
As I have already mentioned the eye area is the first to show signs of ageing. Some find that wrinkles and crow’s feet become very prominent, the skin becomes thinner, saggy, and develops under-eye bags. Not to worry, as I have already mentioned several suggestions to combat these concerns, but I’ll also share with you some more to introduce into your daily routine to target any concerns.
- Use hyaluronic acid in your daily routine
This could come in any shape, from an eye cream packed with the humectant, or using eye mask enriched in hydrating and nourishing cocktail of active ingredients to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and under-eye bag. Just a little tip in getting the best out of your HA products, you can too much of a good thing, so try not to overdo it with applying too much hyaluronic acid to the skin as it can result in water being drawn up from the dermis causing the face to feel tight, dry, and uncomfortable.
- Introduce caffeine into your routine
Caffeine extracts gives the skin, especially around the eye area a boost in blood circulation. This will help give the under-eye area a brighten and healthy appearance with fine lines reduced, dark circles minimised, and puffy under-eye bags targeted. Ideally you should use your caffeine enriched eye products during your morning routine to reap the awaking results of the caffeine extract.
- Take daily supplements
Try incorporating supplements packed with various vitamins and minerals, including collagen to give the entire face and eye area a youth boost whilst improving the overall health of your skin.
- Don’t forget your SPF
What often occurs, particularly on a gloomy, overcast day, is that they give their daily SPF a miss. This is a mistake a lot make without realising how much of a negative it can have on the overall skin health. UVA are constantly present, and these are the rays that cause skin ageing, even around the eye area. To keep signs of sun damage and skin ageing away, always apply a daily SPF of 30 and above, just check it is safe to apply near the eyes before using it.
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