The eyes have it… or do they?

Have you ever wondered why the skin around the eyes is usually the first area to show signs of aging? Some people as young as 20 something will notice the fine lines forming around the eyes. First of all, instead of being frustrated about them we can instead think about how much we've smiled and laughed in our lifetime and attribute them to that. That can help switch our perspective and even change our mindset!

So why does that area around our eyes show signs of aging before other areas of our face? The primary reason may be because the skin around the eyes is thinner and does not have any oil glands. There are oil glands on the rest of our face that are lubricating and helping to protect our skin. When it comes to choosing products to use on your face you don't want to use the same moisturizer around your eyes that you are putting on the rest of your face. For instance, if you have more oily skin- you don't want to use an oil free moisturizer that may have exfoliants in it around the eyes. The eye area can use special attention to firming, smoothing, brightening and strengthening. It can also handle a more emollient product because of the lack of oil- but at the same time you want to be careful to not use artificial lubricants like mineral oil that can clog the pores around the eyes. Some ingredients that are great for the eye area are wild indigo seed, fermented yeast, sea water extract, arctic algae, hyaluronic acid, and corallina officonalis extract to mention a few.

So, let's make sure YOUR eyes have it and here's to #yourbestskinever.

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