Is Your Skin Sensitive Around The Eyes?
Regardless of what skin type you have, you can automatically assume that the skin around the eyes is sensitive. This is due to the fact the skin in this area is thinner, and where a lot of blood vessels can be found. This area is prone to darkening and redness due to factors such as lack of rest, lack of hydration and bad skin care routine.
What are The Causes of Sensitive Skin Around Eyes?
A lot of people who have sensitive skin are genetically predisposed to having it.It could be something that they inherited from their parents. However, when it comes to the skin around the eyes, everyone has sensitive skin. Some people who have oily skin will still have a sensitive eye area.
There are different types of sensitive skin, which will be discussed later on. The common denominator among these skin conditions is inflammation. Majority of the population are reported to have at least one of these sensitive skin types, so read on to keep yourself informed.
What are The Types of Sensitive Skin?
Sensitive skin affects a lot of people, and not everyone has the same symptoms. To help us understand sensitive skin, I will discuss the different types of sensitive skin: allergies, rosacea, and acne. These skin conditions can affect everyone, no matter what your skin type.
The most commonly talked about out of the four sensitive skin types would be acne. Acne commonly occurs due to oiliness of the skin this could be due to hormonal changes (such as while someone is going through puberty) or having an oily skin type. Excessive oil on the skin, as well as certain skin products clogs pores, which causes blackheads and acne. Another common type of sensitive skin would be allergies (also referred to as contact dermatitis). These are usually caused by food allergies, but can also be caused by certain type of chemicals or products not reacting well with the body. Some symptoms include rashes, puffiness and watery eyes. Blushing cheeks and having a natural flush can be an indication of rosacea. A lot of women try to achieve a “natural blush” by using makeup, but for people who have rosacea, this is a natural occurrence, and can be stressful at times.
Why Should Women be Concerned About Sensitive Eye Skin?
Everyone should pay close attention to how they’re treating the skin under their eyes, especially the ladies. A lot of women are concerned about maintaining their youthful look, which is why they spend a lot of money on makeup. They apply copious amounts of concealer and eyeshadow so that they can make themselves look younger and brighter through the use of makeup. This can be a problem for some, because some of the ingredients used for these products might be too harsh, and can lead to irritation in the eye area. Another problem would be that the act of putting on and removing* makeup may damage the skin. Repeated tugging and rubbing in the eye area can lead the skin to lose* elasticity and cause wrinkles to appear earlier.
Harmful UV rays also cause damage to skin in the eye area. This is why doctors and skin specialists highly recommend that everyone should avoid sun exposure during its peak hours from 10:00am to 4:00pm because it is also during this period that the UV rays are at its strongest. Prolonged and repeated exposure to heat and the sun’s rays have long been associated with skin diseases. This is why it is best to heed the advice of the experts when it comes to this issue. Have you ever noticed how, when you’re out in the sun, you have the tendency to squint? This is a natural reaction to the brightness of the sun. Habitual squinting, whether due to the eye’s light-sensitivity or because of bad eyesight can cause wrinkles to form prematurely.
The little things that we do throughout the day can directly and indirectly damage the skin around the eyes. It would benefit all of us to be more conscientious because these little things might add up the consequence would be that we might end up looking tired and old. Being a little more careful when it comes to our eye area will definitely go a long way in terms of maintaining the skins glow and elasticity.
What are Tips for Caring for Sensitive Skin Around The Eyes?
It is always best to start taking care of the sensitive eye area at an early age. When the eyes get irritated, avoid rubbing the eye area not only does this not get rid of the irritation, tugging on the area might may contribute to the skin’s loss of elasticity. If you find yourself manifesting symptoms of sensitive skin, then the best thing to do would be to find the best topical solution to minimize the inflammation.
The damage from doing such things might not appear right away it will manifest itself in the future, when the skin loses it’s elasticity, which then leaves the skin more prone to wrinkles and fine lines.
How to Take Care of Sensitive Skin Around The eyes in Winters and Summers?
During summer, it would help a lot to keep the body hydrated and to avoid (or limit) sun exposure. For the eye area, make sure to use eye cream twice a day (once in the morning, once in the evening), and make sure that it has SPF. The consequences of staying under the sun have been discussed previously. Those who suffer from acne should be extra careful as the heat and humidity can contribute to more oiliness on the skin.
Winter months can be particularly hard for those who have sensitive skin. The first thing to do is to start on a rigorous moisturizing and hydrating routine even before the winter months come. Windburn and dryness can be an issue around this time, especially around the eye area as it is sensitive. With these skin issues, it is better to prevent it than to go through different measure to cure* it.
What Types of Cosmetics (Eye Creams) are Less Irritating to Sensitive Skin?
It is always good to use natural and organic ingredients. However, before going out to buy anything, it is highly recommended that you consult a skin expert to have your skin assessed. This way, you will know which ingredients will work for you. If you suffer from acne, go for an eye cream that has salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and anti-bacterial. This is to make sure that your sensitive eye area can stay clear from acne. If you have rosacea and allergies, use an eye cream that is inflammatory avoid ones that have acidic ingredients like Vitamin C.
Many experts, including Dr. Leslie Baumann, MD highly recommend that you go to the doctor should you have any concerns about any skin inflammation. This way, your sensitive skin condition can be diagnosed properly. You will also know what you can do to treat* your condition and what products and ingredients you have to avoid in order to prevent these conditions from occurring again.
It is particularly important to watch out for these sensitive skin issues when it appears around the eye area because it is sensitive, and should therefore be dealt with more carefully.