Did you know that the skin around our eyes is about ten times thinner than the skin on other parts of the face?
This means that the skin around our eyes loses elasticity more quickly, giving rise to a host of cosmetic issues such as wrinkles, dark circles and so on. In addition, the skin around our eyes doesn’t have as many oil glands and collagen as the rest of our face and body.
What can we do about this?
Use an Eye Cream or Gel
A common mistake people make is to use your facial moisturizer around your eyes. It’s best to opt for an eye cream or gel specially designed for delicate areas around our eyes.
If the skin around your eyes is oily and prone to develop milia seeds, Radium’s EverGlow Liquid Gold Eye Gel may be what you are looking for. It contains peptides and emollients to provide anti-ageing benefits and seal in moisture to prevent water loss.
However, if that area is naturally dry, then you may want to opt for an eye cream, which is richer and provides more hydration than an eye gel. Do make sure to use your little finger to gently pat the product into your under-eye area, instead of tugging or smearing the product across the delicate skin.
Do Look Out for Actives When Choosing an Eye Cream
There are common undereye area issues that certain skincare ingredients can help address. An eye cream that contains retinol, a vitamin A derivative, will help with fine lines and collagen stimulation, and hyaluronic acid will help to further improve the moisture of the skin.
If you are bothered by dark undereye circles, look out for active ingredients such as vitamin K and caffeine to improve vascular congestion.
In some cases, topical treatments may not be effective to fix the problem. See a doctor if you are bothered by wrinkles, dark eye circles and eye bags.
In Radium Medical Aesthetics, doctors often use the Dual Yellow Laser or undereye fillers to improve the appearance of dark circles. In particular, using a soft hyaluronic acid filler to reduce the shadows under the eyes, can make your undereye area look brighter.
For fine lines and skin laxity around the eye region, Botox injections or Ulthera can help to smoothen out and soften the wrinkles around the eyes.
One of my personal favourites is the Genius skin lifting treatment. It is a radiofrequency micro-needling treatment which uses ultrafine needles to stimulate the skin’s collagen and elastin production naturally. It is special because it is an energy- based device that also volumizes at the same time. It also works better than the INFINI because it provides real-time feedback to the doctor for a more customised, effective treatment.
There will be some mild redness and skin swelling following the procedure, but improvements will continue over the next 3-6 months as collagen and elastin levels increase. Once the full results become apparent, they will be long-lasting.