5 Tips for Caring for the Skin Around Your Eyes

SkincareThe thin skin around your eyes is the most delicate and requires special attention and care to prevent dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness. It is also one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. There are many causes, such as genetics, sun exposure, their role in expressing emotion, and other external factors.

However, by caring for the skin and taking the proper precautions early on, you can keep the skin around your eyes healthy. Discover the top five skincare tips to keep your skin around your eyes healthy and minimize signs of aging.


If there is only one tip you take away from this, let it be to moisturize regularly. The skin around your eyes is prone to dryness because it lacks oil glands, which can contribute to fine lines. You can use a general facial moisturizer or an eye cream to target specific concerns such as dark circles or wrinkles.

Check the Ingredients in Your Eye Cream

While your eye cream may say it’s treating a specific problem, such as fine lines or dark circles, you may not notice a difference. Many products in the beauty industry make claims and back them up with “dermatologist-tested,” although that does not mean they were approved. Look for the following ingredients depending on the condition you are trying to target:

  • Fine lines: If you want to improve the appearance of fine lines, look for retinoid or retinol, vitamin A, peptides, and growth factors in the ingredients.
  • Dark circles: Look for the ingredients arbutin, vitamin C, niacinamide, and soy.
  • Puffiness: For remedying puffy eyes, check that your eye cream includes caffeine, green tea, dipeptide 2, or willow herb.

Apply Products Gently

The skin around your eyes is delicate. Apply your makeup, moisturizer, and eye cream lightly, or dab it with your fingertips. Further, when removing makeup, do not rub or press hard on the skin. Keep your strokes gentle and repeat until the makeup is gone.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about caring for the skin around your eyes or to schedule a treatment–such as blepharoplasty, eyebrow lift, or injections–contact the office of Dr. Daniel Tresley, MD. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist proudly serving Northbrook, IL, and the surrounding areas. Contact the office today at (847) 291-6900 to schedule a consultation.

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