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How to Properly Take Care of the Skin Around Your Eyes

One of the most sensitive areas is the skin around your eyes. The skin around your eyes is very thin which makes it more susceptible to premature aging. Your eyes do a lot throughout the day so the skin around it will need to be cared for or it will take a toll on it. Your eyes blink constantly throughout the day, squint in the sun, strain to read small text, and a whole host of other things. In addition, numerous other factors can affect the skin around your eye, including stress, smoking, genetics, too much sun without protection, and drinking alcohol. The effects of all of this can cause wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles which are troublesome as they can make you look older and tired. Taking good care of the skin around your eyes is important because it can help you look fresh and youthful. Below you will find some of the best tips for how to keep your eyes looking fresh and smooth.

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This is arguably one of the most important tips for keeping your eyes fresh. You need to get enough sleep each night (at least 7-8 hours). Also, lie on your back when you sleep as to minimize wrinkles. If you are a side sleeper, use silk pillows so your skin isn’t pulled or folded during the night. This could lead to premature wrinkles and can stretch out your skin.


Protection from the sun is so important for the skin around your eyes, face, and entire body! Sun damage can age you, dry you out, and cause premature wrinkles. Find an organic SPF that you can use around your eyes. Apply sunscreen all over your eyes and eyelids (keep out of your eyes though!) before you leave your house daily.


Keeping the area around your eyes moisturized is a must. Apply a moisturizing eye cream twice a day. Finding the right eye cream for you may take some time but look for something that can moisturize, combat aging, and feel light. If you wake up with puffy eyes, keep the eye cream in the fridge so it can help with your puffiness.

Skincare Routine

Whether you are applying makeup, taking it off, or doing your regular skincare routine it’s important to be gentle, especially for the skin around your eyes. When you are putting on your makeup try and avoid using a heavy hand with your brushes and application. Also, avoid pulling your eyelids out when you apply your eye makeup. Doing this repeatedly can harm your skin. When you remove your makeup, use a gentle makeup remover wipe for sensitive skin. Wipe everything from your hairline to the bottom of your neck. When you are doing your regular skincare routine, make sure your hands are clean and free from any scented lotion. Remember to dab on your creams and serums around your eye.

Overall Health

In addition to sleep, you need a balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, and proteins. While you may not see instant results if you change your diet, it can really help. You may notice that a healthy change in your diet, in addition to your skincare routine can help with brightness, pores, and blemishes. You should also exercise regularly and get a good sweat on at least three times a week. This can help with blood flow and circulation which in turn helps your skin. Lastly, stay away from smoking and alcohol as they can lead to premature wrinkles and dehydrated skin around your eyes.

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If your eyes are puffy, you have dark circles or suffer from wrinkles, contact Taban MD. Dr. Mehryar Taban is a well-known and successful board-certified surgeon in southern California. He is one of the most trusted surgeons in the area as he is highly educated and active in the medical community. He is also widely respected as he is a professor at one of the nation’s top universities, UCLA. Dr. Taban is a trusted surgeon who takes great pride in providing his patients with the highest quality care.