Dry skin around your eyes not only feels uncomfortable, it’s also especially noticeable. Wrinkles and dark circles become more prominent. Dry skin around the eyes can happen no matter your age or skin type, so let’s explore why this happens and, more important, what you can do about it!
Why Is the Skin Around My Eyes Dry?
The primary reason the eye area can be dry is that it has very few active oil glands, so it doesn’t have any natural ability to keep skin moist and glowing.
Using drying cleansers or drying makeup removers over the eye area depletes what little moisture you have around the eye area, causing extreme dryness, especially if you’re using these kinds of products daily.
Using skincare products with sensitizing ingredients, especially fragrance (synthetic or natural) will aggravate skin on the face, but especially the skin around the eye area.
Makeup products that are difficult to take off and require a lot of effort to remove can be hard on the delicate skin of the eye area, causing dryness and redness.
Sun damage is another major reason skin around the eyes can become dry, look more wrinkled, and make dark circles appear more obvious.
Some medical conditions can be a source of eye-area dryness. If you notice that the dryness around your eyes is chronic and recurring, it could be the result of an underlying health issue, so consulting your physician would be best.
What to Do About Dry Skin Around the Eyes
The first and most important step in taking care of dry skin around your eyes is to use gentle, soothing skincare products, especially cleansers and makeup remover
A well-formulated moisturizer for the eye area is fundamental to having smooth, hydrated, brighter skin. As shocking as it might sound, these essential products for the eye area don’t necessarily have to be labeled as “eye creams.” Regardless of the name on the label, the product must provide essential ingredients that calm, replenish, hydrate, and brighten plus antioxidants to fight environmental damage,
This cream mask for the eyes reduces puffiness, relaxes and soothes. For daytime, our Swiss Zell is ideal due to its smoothing, lightweight texture and ability to work well under sunscreen and makeup.
Last, it’s imperative to keep in mind that because most eye gels don’t provide sun protection, your morning eye-care routine should conclude with application of a broad-spectrum SPF product to guard against sun exposure—after all, that’s what causes fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven skin texture.