Do not make the mistake of neglecting your eye contour during your beauty routine! Treating this area is essential to keeping your eyes looking young and radiant. Discover our recommendations for optimally choosing and applying eye contour care.
Why treat your eye contour?
The eye contour is the most fragile area of the entire body. Indeed, the skin around the eyes is much thinner than on the rest of the face and is hence subject to numerous daily stress factors. With age, it is the first area to show wrinkles, as well as other signs of fatigue and aging, such as puffiness, dark circles, loss of elasticity and dehydration.
The eye contour has few sebaceous glands and nearly no protective hydrolipidic film. This is why it is very vulnerable to external aggressions (pollution, UV rays, poorly adapted skincare products, cigarette smoke, etc.). As the skin layer here is very thin, the elastin and collagen fibers form a network, which is not as dense as on the other areas of the face. This is why a well-suited skincare routine is vital for the eye contour area.
With 22 muscles in constant motion, the eye contour area is under considerable strain. In addition to its fragile nature, this strain causes premature signs of aging to rapidly appear, such as "crow's feet" wrinkles, expression lines, puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, drooping eyelids and dehydration.
Caring for your eye contour is also essential for healthy eyes. Eyelids help clean the cornea and fight against dry eyes. As they protect the eyes from external aggressions, eyelids must be treated very gently. Otherwise, diseases can occur. The most common are chalazion and chronic inflammation of the eyelids, also called chronic blepharitis. This is caused by a dysfunction in the meibomian glands, which leads to an insufficient or poor quality tear film. To effectively treat this pathology, lubricating eye drops and daily eye hygiene is required. It is also necessary to consult an ophthalmologist to treat this type of inflammation and all other eye pathologies.
Optimally moisturize the eye contour
It is essential to adopt a well-suited beauty routine for long-lasting younger-looking eyes. This routine includes several steps that enhance the skin’s radiance and preserve its youthful appearance.
Every good beauty routine starts by thoroughly cleansing and removing makeup from the face and eyes. Gently eliminate makeup and impurities from the eye contour. Remove all traces of mascara from the lash line and concealer from underneath the eyes. Use a gentle makeup remover, such as Cleansing Jelly Balm Make Up Remover with Flax Oil by Condensé Paris. This cleanser and makeup remover for all skin types softens, moisturizes and soothes the eye contour area. When used on the eyes, no cotton pad is necessary! Simply apply a small dab to the face and neck and gently massage to remove all traces of makeup.
After the eye contour has been cleansed, it is essential to apply moisturizer. Even if your eyes still appear youthful looking, this step helps prevent signs of aging and limits the appearance of other minor afflictions, such as redness, irritation and skin dryness. It is important to take good care of your eyes even before the first wrinkles appear and apply eye contour care products starting at the age of 25.
For optimal care, choose a cream or gel specially formulated to moisturize this delicate area. Generally lighter and less oily than day and night cream, eye contour care for drooping eyelids will be more effectively absorbed by the skin.
Applying targeted products allows you to benefit from specially selected active ingredients that will help limit signs of aging and beautifully enhance the skin. Smoothing Eye Serum is a complete anti-wrinkle, anti-puffiness and anti-dark circle treatment, rich in high performance active ingredients. This light and velvety soft eye contour care decongests the upper and lower eyelids, soothes this sensitive area and reduces puffiness. Formulated with sea fennel extract, this treatment smooths the eye contour area, attenuating wrinkles and fine lines.
Performing an eyelid massage
An eye contour massage helps reduce stress and enhance the beauty of this fragile area. In addition to allowing you to pamper yourself on a daily basis, it improves the effectiveness of the subsequently applied products. Eye contour massages are also the most common treatment used for blepharitis and dry eyes.
- To properly massage your eye contour, dispense a dab of Condensé Paris Smoothing Eye Serum and apply it underneath the eyes, working from the inside outwards.
- With your index finger, gently massage the skin from the inner third of the upper eyelid inwards.
- Then, using small circular strokes, massage the outer two-thirds of the upper eyelid working outwards.
- To reduce fluid buildup and eliminate puffiness, stimulate your lymphatic circulation, by applying light pressure to several points around the eyes: above the inner corner of the eye, the center of the eyebrow, the outer end of the eyebrow, and outside and underneath the eyes.
To optimally care for the fragile eye contour area, it is also important to limit tobacco consumption and protect your eyes from UV rays by wearing suitable sunglasses. Use a gentle makeup remover and make sure you always apply moisturizer.