I’ve decided to start a column where I will share tips from my beautician about skincare routine and specific seasonal beauty treatments. I will begin with the care of the eye contour, sometimes underestimated and neglected part of our face.
Rather more sensitive, the eye contour is prone to sagging and is exposed to a higher risk of premature aging. The eye contour has little natural protection and is more vulnerable to harmful UV rays against the other areas of the face. Overexposure to the sun is assumed the main reason for harmful effects on the skin, eyes, and immune system.
The experts of the World Health Organization recommend wearing sunglasses, hats, and appropriate clothing that provide photoprotection, but also it is important to apply sunscreen to those areas of the skin that remain exposed. Wide-brimmed hats protect the eye area, ears, upper face, and neck in summer, while good quality sunglasses with a high UVA/UVB factor protect the eyelids.
Regarding sunscreens, they should never be used to prolong sun exposure and should be applied regularly to provide optimal protection. No matter how often we use sunscreens, how high their SPF is, they do not protect the skin against cancer and premature aging. They prevent only sunburn! The most effective way for skin protection is to avoid sun exposure during the hours when the sun’s harmful radiation is most dangerous. In the summer season, this is the time between 10 am and 4 pm.
Different skin phototypes need different photoprotection. The skin around the eye contour needs powerful sun protection, the appropriate SPF should be 50+, and sunglasses are a must.
As well it is efficient to use quality products for home care – serum and eye cream. The skin in this part of the face has a completely different structure – it lacks fatty tissue and therefore needs to be cared for more intensively with specialized eye contour products.
In addition, there are various salon treatments designed for this area of the face.