Sure, they may be the window to your soul, but your eyes are also the gateway to your age. And your health, how much sleep you get, whether you wear sunscreen or not and how many cocktails you may or may not have consumed last night. In short, your eyes give you away. The skin around your eyes is more delicate than on the other areas of your body. So it’s more susceptible to damage caused by environmental exposure, like sun, stress, lack of sleep, squinting, rubbing and life in general.
Aging and the Eyes
We all age, and sometimes the expression lines around our eyes seem to appear overnight. But the aging process is personal, meaning we all have our own set of circumstances — from genetics to behaviors to habits, including smoking and how much time we spend in the sun — that determine how youthful and vibrant our eyes (and we) look.
And we all get tired. That dull, faraway look we get from too much fun and too little sleep is real.
R+F Skincare for the Eye Area
The good news is there’s skincare to help address the tell-tale signs of puffiness, dryness, fine lines and expression lines, especially when used preventatively. Rodan + Fields offers two eye products that can be used alone or together, REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream and Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex. So, which is for what?
REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream tackles signs of aging by minimizing the appearance of fine lines and expression lines and firming the under-eye area with powerful Peptides. It’s incredibly moisturizing and a fan favorite.
Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex targets the thin, fragile skin around the eyes, often the first place to show signs of stress and fatigue. The gel cream formula illuminates, soothes, hydrates and brightens for a more rested look. Over time, Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex improves the appearance of dry skin around the eyes and under-eye puffiness. It contains our 3D3P Molecular Matrix, which is a powerful hydrator.
And yes, if you have all of these concerns, you can use both with any Regimen. For optimal results, layer Multi-Function Eye Cream over Bright Eye Complex and use every morning and night.
Tips and Tricks
In addition to a consistent skincare routine around your eyes, there are a few other things you can do. Sleeping on your back with your head raised above your heart can help alleviate under-eye bags. And if you’re waking up with that not-so-bright-eyed look, take an honest look at what you are eating (and drinking!) that could be contributing to visible eye area concerns, such as salty foods, caffeine and alcohol.
And then there’s always the best trick of all for eyes: Close them and go to sleep.