They say that our eyes are the windows to our souls, and weirdly enough also the
window that reveals when we haven’t been getting enough sleep, had a stressful
week or went through a traumatic event.
The skin around our eyes is much more delicate than the skin anywhere else on our
bodies. It is the thinnest skin and contains no oil glands. Our natural oils keep our
skin supple and prevent it from losing any moisture, and because the skin around
our eyes can’t do that for itself it needs a little help. Due to this our eyes and neck
are also usually the areas where ageing is seen first.
Eye gels, creams and under eye patches have made an impressionable mark in the
beauty industry but the one that seems to be trending now are the under-eye
patches. So, what are they, how do they work? And do they really work?
We get a variety of under eye patches, some silicone, some like a sheet mask but I
would say the most important attribute of an under-eye patch should be the
ingredients it contains. Under eye patched should contain a potent cocktail of anti-
ageing ingredients such as Vitamin A, hyaluronic acid and peptides just to name a
few. A simple rule to follow is to read the first 5 ingredients on the packet to see
which are most prominent. The only one that could be low on the list but still potent
enough is vitamin A.
The point of these under eye patches is then to deliver these cocktails of beneficial
ingredients to the skin around the eyes faster and then to lock it in. These patches
should not replace your daily eye cream or eye gel but rather be a boost to your
routine. They are good to use as a quick fix when your eyes are feeling or looking extra tired or puffy, or when you have
an event coming up. They can be used at least twice a week and or as
Under eye patches can also be used in conjunction with professional eye treatments
such as micro-current to help prolong the effect of the in-salon treatment. To help the
health of the skin around your eyes, try to have a health sleep routine, healthy diet
and healthy skin care routine.
Until next time….