The eye contour has the thinnest and most fragile skin on the entire face.
It is lacking in sebaceous glands and collagen and elastin fibers.
The skin around the eyes is under the strain of 22 muscles in perpetual motion and 10,000 blinks per day.
If you are dehydrated, sleep-deprived, fighting a cold, etc., often your under-eye skin appears dark and puffy. The blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients are smaller in a thin skin, so if you are dehydrated or not well (e.g. lacking sleep, are ill, etc.), the thinnest parts of your skin will start to show it first. It is important to maintain adequate hydration, good sleep hygiene, and general health to nourish your skin so that being “under the weather” doesn’t show right through your under-eye skin.
Tips on How to Care for Your Under-Eye Skin
1. Avoid harsh cleansers and skincare products around the eyes.
2. Protect the under-eye skin with sunscreen designed for sensitive skin
3. Wear broad-spectrum sunglasses for all-day outdoor activities.
4. Maintain Healthy Life Habits.
Practice good sleep hygiene.
Eat healthy foods and keep your body well hydrated.