Your eyes are the windows to your soul. Beautiful eyes convey a lot more about your personality and state of being than you would actually think. With age, eyes do start to lose their natural beauty and glow. In fact, the skin around your eyes typically looks 10 years older than the skin on the rest of your face. Hence, the poor skin around the eyes has a big negative impact on your facial beauty. Nevertheless, it is not something that is completely out of your control. With a little effort, you can ensure that your eyes retain its natural beauty and glow as you age.
One of the main reasons for wrinkles and fine lines to appear around your eyes is constant movement. Do you know that you blink more than 10,000 times in a day? This puts a lot of pressure on the skin around your eyes. It weakens the elastin fibers and collagen in the skin around the eyes and causes creases and folds. Long-term exposure to the sun is also one of the main factors that contribute to lines and wrinkles around the eye.
One of the easiest and most effective ways of ensuring that lines and wrinkles appear less deep and less noticeable is through exfoliating. The science behind exfoliating is that lines and wrinkles are nothing but indentations. Hence, exfoliating results in sanding down of the skin and making the indentations flatter and more uniform. Upon exfoliation, the next step is to ensure that the skin is hydrated enough so that cells are filled with moisture and collagen-protecting ingredients.
The above is the science behind exfoliating in a nutshell. Exfoliating the skin around your eyes has numerous other benefits. Here are five more reasons why you need to exfoliate your eyes now:
1. Cell Turnover
Exfoliating sheds the layer of dull, dead skin cells, which in turn triggers the growth of new ones. Gently exfoliating the skin around the eyes daily also creates a smoother surface resulting in better light reflection, which gives you a glowing and younger looking skin.
2. Collagen production and increase in elasticity
Exfoliating the eyes encourages the production of collagen which in turn results in greater elasticity. This allows the skin to easily and effectively bounce back from lines formed due to squinting and smiling. Many people worry about showing emotion as it may lead to wrinkles. This is the wrong way of looking at things. The ideal way is to ensure that your skin is elastic enough to flatten out afterwards. This is where the process of exfoliation is vital.
3. Eliminate lines and wrinkles
If you apply hydrating eye cream, then you must definitely exfoliate your eyes before applying it. Exfoliating allows your skin to more effectively absorb the moisture and results in better plumping which in turn eliminates wrinkles and fine lines.
4. Boosts the power of your products
Irrespective of the products you use around your skin, exfoliating benefits and improves the effectiveness and efficiency of the product. By removing the layer of dead skin on the surface, exfoliating improves the effectiveness of the active ingredients in your products.
5. Makeup lasts longer
Smooth skin as a result of exfoliating ensures that your concealer is not only easy to apply but also lasts longer.
So, if you haven’t been exfoliating, you should start today.