FRANKFURT (dpa) – From about the mid-twenties the human body begins to reduce production of essential sebum, elastin and collagen for the skin.
That usually leads to the first wrinkles around the eyes and is a good reason to start using creams at a young age, according to Germany’s Trade Association of Body-care and Cleaning Products.
A dedicated eye cream should be used as soon as the first wrinkle appears. Eye creams are specially designed for the skin around eyes and provide a concentrated amount of lipids and moisture.
A rule of thumb is: the older skin is, the more intensive its care should be. That applies in particular to skin around the eyes, which has hardly any fat, elastin and collagen in it. Stress and lack of sleep can quickly make their effects shown.
It’s also a good idea to protect your skin from environmental factors that can make it look older. Sun creams are an excellent way to help your skin keep looking young and fresh.
Eye pads or cooling roll-ons can help reduce swelling after a short night of sleep. An alternative is to store eye cream in the fridge or place sliced cucumber around your eyes. Cucumber is high in water and cools the skin, thus reducing swelling.