Delicate Skin around the Eyes

Table of Contents

1. Dry skin under the eyes – causes

1.1. Inadequate care

1.2. Too much sun exposure

1.3. Progressive ageing process

1.4. Inadequate lifestyle

1.5. Sun protection

1.6. Skincare

2. Moisturizing the skin under the eyes – home remedies

2.1. Fresh cucumber

2.2. Raw potato

2.3. What is photoaging of the skin?

2.3.1. Photoaging Signs

Dry skin around the eyes is a common problem for women, not only those of mature age. What is the reason for it and how can it be remedied? Are you suffering from dry skin around the eyes? You are not alone! A lot of women are struggling with this issue. This is a common issue for many men and women. The area around the eye can be very sensitive. The main reason for the dry skin under the eyes is the reduction of binding and water retention in the epidermal layer. Not everyone has this type of tendency, and yet the skin can dry out. 

Dry skin under the eyes – causes

Inadequate care

This is one of the most common causes of drying out of the skin under the eyes.  Using a skincare product that is not for the under eyes can increase the dryness in this area. The skin under the eyes is up to 7 times thinner than the one on the rest of the face and is additionally more delicate, which requires special care. It does not have any sebaceous glands, as a result of which it tends to dry out rapidly, especially as a result of adverse external factors. Using products that are delicate for the under or that a specifically formulated for the under the eye can help you.

Too much sun exposure

We would all love to live in the sun. Sun, sea and sand is everyone’s dream Too much exposure to the sun weakens the very thin hydrolipid layer of the skin under the eyes. As a result, it quickly loses water, which is less and less resistant to external factors (e.g., wind or frost). There are many factors especially UV rays which can damage the skin. It is best to use UVA sunglasses which will protect your skin. You can also use a large sun hat which will help the sun stay out of your eyes.

Progressive ageing process

Unfortunately, time cannot be stopped. The ageing process of the skin impacts all people – in some, it begins earlier, in some later around the age of 25. Over time, the level of skin hydration decreases, and all this is due to less and less active fibroblasts. The amount of hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for the hydration in the skin, is also reduced. However, the ageing process cannot be stopped, but it is possible to slow down or affect the appearance of already existing wrinkles. There are many lifestyles changes you can make which will also help you combat the ageing process.

Inadequate lifestyle

Porr diet and bad habits can lead to, poor circulation which in turn creates the puffy eyes bags, dark circles and saggy skin.  Increasing your fruit and vegetable in take can help and also give your body the healthy nutrients it needs.

Water, water and water again

Eat healthy and drink more water. You will immediately notice the effects, also (or above all) in your well-being. Drink up to 2-3 litres of water per day Avoid processed foods and salt. 

Sun protection

We have already mentioned the need to use sunscreen. Be sure to do this not only in the summer. Radiation takes place all year round! Also make friends with sunglasses – of course, those with good quality filters.  UVA and UVB rays are around all year around. SPF will help reduce any UVA and UVB damage to the skin.


Regular Skincare routine of cleansing, moisturising, toning the skin is the first and upmost important part of any skincare routine. Purchase products which will add moisture back in the skin like hyaluronic acid. It is an active substance that binds water in cells and transports its molecules deep into the skin. 

Another ingredient worth paying attention to are antioxidants. Also,any products wth vitamins, especially A, E and C. These components have a positive effect on microcirculation in the skin. They fight the causes of aging, support the production of collagen and strengthen capillaries. As a result, the skin becomes more moisturized and give the skin a supple and healthy look.

Flax extract can also help the dried skin under the eyes very well. It protects the lipid coat and thus – protects against drying. It contains a lot of fatty acids such as: zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium or vitamins (A, B, C, D, E, F).

Moisturizing the skin under the eyes – home remedies

It is worth supporting your fight against dried skin under the eyes also with home remedies. You have a lot of them to choose from. Surely you have heard of many of them (if not all).

Fresh cucumber

Vegetable, probably found in every kitchen, is a great moisturizing “cosmetic”. Brightens and firms. It also has many antioxidants that are very valuable for the skin. Cool the vegetable in the refrigerator, cut it into slices and apply it to the eyes for about 20. This can also help reduce any puffiness and inflammation around the eye.

Raw potato

Cheap and easily accessible method. Potatoes can moisturize your skin very well and even brighten it. Not everyone is aware that this vegetable contains large amounts of vitamin C, an antioxidant. Grate the potato on a grater and apply it for about 15 minutes under the eyes.

What is photoaging of the skin?

Photoaging of the skin is the process of damaging the skin under the influence of ultraviolet radiation, which can be emitted by the sun, but also, for example, lamps in a solarium such as tanning beds. Skin degeneration can be significant – it will primarily affect those places that are particularly exposed to solar. Of course, photoaging will not happen here and now – it is the result of long-term, bad habits. Photoaging is does not just happen overnight it is the result of prolonged sun exposure over a long period of time without the skin being protected.

Photoaging Signs

Numerous wrinkles, wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet. Solar radiation activates free radicals that accelerate skin aging. It is also worth remembering that during exposure to the sun, we involuntarily wrinkle our forehead and eyes, and this is the easiest way to the formation of mimic wrinkles. Free radicals accumulate over a length of time which disrupts the molecular process. Resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity.

Sun spots also known as Solar Lentigines appear on the skin.  skin pigmentation after intense sunbathing and sun exposure.  Numerous sun spots, freckles or discolorations appear on the skin. They are often not only difficult to remove, but even to mask with makeup. They rarely present themselves aesthetically, which is why they are most often the cause of complexes deterioration of the skin condition – the sun’s rays can add attractiveness to the skin, but only for a while. Excessive exposure of the body to the sun ends with a deterioration in the quality of the skin. This one becomes less elastic and elastic, and thus – much more susceptible to damage. It just ages faster and it’s very noticeable; The elastin in the skin deteriorates due to the sun damage in a process known as reactive oxygen species.

The sun can cause changes to moles which can become cancerous lesions – 

Of course, the extent to which the sun damages our skin depends primarily on our age, but also on our preventive measures. It is best to get into a habit of using protective preparations with UVA and UVB filters to the skin. With many SPF creams, lotions and sprays available on the market it is a good idea to research and find the best one for your skin type. Having the awareness of the harmfulness of radiation. For example, many people are completely unaware that harmful rays can penetrate the glass (e.g., at home or in the car) and clothes. And this means that they are constantly in contact with our skin, damaging fibroblasts and elastin and collagen fibres. This ca cause sun damaged skin, the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, and mottled skin appearance.