It’s hard to justify spending a lot of money on food, but people do it all the time. Think about it: you go to a restaurant; pay $20 for a meal; and 6 hours later it passes out of your system.
People are more likely to spend a lot of money on food—something that doesn’t last—than they are to spend money on something they use every day: their eyes.
Eyes are by far one of your best assets. When people look at you, they usually notice your eyes first. If the skin around your eyes looks tired, droopy, and has dark circles; you’re not going to be looking your best.
The skin around your eyes is delicate and sensitive; and so it is easy to damage. Without proper skin care, your best asset may turn into a liability.
The Biggest Culprits
There are literally dozens of factors or substances that inflict damage on your skin; however, these 5 are usually the biggest culprits.
These harmful substances are the bi-product of your body using oxygen. Unless they are cleared out of your body, they’ll roam around causing cellular damage and meddling with your body’s natural functions. Free radicals are one of the biggest causes of wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, and redness around the eyes.
The sun is by far the most powerful culprit, which means that protecting against it requires more proper skin care. People who spend a lot of time in the sun tend to have skin that looks more aged; especially around their eyes. You don’t have to get sunburn either; although this will speed of the process of aging.
Have you ever noticed that people who smoke a lot tend to look older? You’re not imagining it. Smoke produces free radicals which cause skin damage and make you look older and more rundown.
People who live in bigger cities are exposed to more pollution, which is a huge source of free radicals and toxins. What makes pollution one of the worst culprits is that it is so hard to avoid. You can wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun, but you have to move out of the city to get away from pollution.
Some Eye Creams
Low-quality eye creams often contain ingredients that are not good for the sensitive skin around your eyes. These numerous ingredients can usually be identified with these keywords: unnatural, synthetic, and chemical. An eye cream that has a large amount of these ingredients will not provide you with proper skin care.
What Are You Going to Do About It?
Hopefully now, you have a better idea of how much proper skin care your eyes really needs. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to protect and revitalize your skin.
First, eat more fruits and vegetables. They contain antioxidants that protect your skin from things that cause damage.
Second, as much as possible, avoid things that cause damage. Avoid smoke. Wear sunscreen. Don’t eat fried food; it has a lot of free radicals in it.
Lastly, use a good eye cream. A high-quality eye cream will have ingredients that give you proper skin care. Just because an eye cream costs a lot does not mean it is better, but the best ones will cost more than your average lotion.
Invest in the Best
You want your eyes to look their best. This means that you may need to give them more attention. Whether that is eating better, wearing sunscreen, or buying a high-quality eye cream.
If you can justify spending money on something that doesn’t last, like food; surely you can find the means to invest in proper skin care for your best asset.