On our faces, the skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive.
In fact, it is this part of our face that actually begins to show the earliest signs of aging. That’s why it is so important to always be diligent about taking care of the skin around our eyes - especially during the summer.
During the summer, we’re way more exposed to UV rays. The truth is, sun exposure is so powerful it will make your eye skin thinner and less elastic as it removes both collagen and elastin. This is because the sun can damage our skin at the DNA level and age our skin cells.
So what’s a gal or guy to do in the summer to protect ourselves from the harsh rays of the sun? We’ve got the major scoop on how to keep yourself looking youthful and glowing! Here are some tips on how to keep yourself protected from the sun and how to use eye masks to minimize the impact of any damage you might have sustained.
Tips On Maintaining Healthy Eye Skin
1. Wear eye protection when out in the sun, especially in the summertime
One of our best tips to keep the skin around your eyes looking fresh and youthful is to always protect your eye area. This means that you need to be quite diligent with your sunscreen application. You’re going to want to find a sunscreen that is safe to use on the face that also won’t clog your pores.
When applying your sunscreen, make sure you’re applying it to your upper and lower lid area. This will protect your eye area from the harsh rays of the sun.
Keep in mind that you should always reapply sunscreen throughout the day as well. Applying sunscreen right before leaving the house is not enough. You might even want to indulge in a tinted moisturizer that already has SPF on the ingredients list. This is an easy way to make sure you’re putting on your sunscreen every morning. Likewise, don't be fooled by cloudy days, as you can still feel the negative effects of the sun on those days as well.
2. Wear sunglasses when you’re out in the sun - especially on the beach or by the pool
What's the deal with sunglasses? Just another stylish accessory or do they help your eyes? It turns out that sunglasses are actually quite important when it comes to the health of your eye area. The main benefit of wearing sunglasses is that they protect your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) light. There is evidence that UV light can damage the eyelid, cornea, lens, and retina.
Clearly, wearing sunglasses goes beyond simply looking good! If you're near or on a body of water, it's especially important to keep your eyes protected!
You are not only exposed to the sun, but you also receive reflected light from the water. As a result, your eyelid area will not get damaged and you will not squint constantly, causing premature wrinkles.
3. Take care of your eyes with skincare products
Be sure that the products you buy to protect your eye area are specifically designed for that area. Good eye creams are ones that will have active ingredients that will nourish the eye area and prevent further damage from taking place. Make it a habit to look at the ingredients list and keep an eye out for products that contain antioxidants, SPF, and even retinoids.
All of these ingredients are well worth it when thinking of what eye cream to purchase. Our personal favorite is the FRANZ Botalin Age Repair Eye Serum. Dark circles and wrinkles can be effectively treated with this serum. Infused with powerful ingredients, this eye serum firms skin to reduce wrinkles while brightening to banish dark circles. The formula contains hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate, which is 2,600 times smaller than the average hyaluronic acid molecule, as well as niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3 that can protect the skin from UV ray damage.
4. Use an eye mask to prevent damage and counteract fine lines
In the event someone already lets their eye area get damaged, what should they do? When this happens, a good eye mask will work wonders. Sun exposure during the hot summer months can leave our skin looking and feeling dry and wrinkled. With the FRANZ Wrinkle Away RED Microcurrent Dual Eye Mask, your skin will look refreshed and renewed. The dual microcurrent eye masks reduce dark circles and smooth away fine lines around the eyes.
Using Franz's signature Tissue X® absorption enhancement technology, the gold coating boosts ion power and improves adhesion and delivery. This dual mask system uses the same innovative eco-powered technology as our PREMIUM mask to create tiny waves on the skin. You get amazing results as your eyes look fresher, and wrinkles are reduced.
The treatment is suitable for use if your skin has been exposed to quite a bit of sun. Use the Wrinkle Away RED Microcurrent Dual Eye Mask twice a week for two weeks, then once a week for long-term maintenance.