The EYES have it! Skincare tips for both women and MEN!

For both men and women their eyes show the first signs of aging. Really if you think about your eyes and the sensitivity in that general areas it's not surprising to discover the skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the entire body. When you're constantly rubbing your eyes which is often due allergies or for women who frequently apply make-up. Squinting the eyes frequently as well alters the skin around the eye. So what can you do to save this tender skin?

First thing you can do that requires minimal effort is to moisturize your eyes with a heavier cream during the nights. I particularly love Vaseline as a night moisturizer. It's the absolutely BEST in my opinion and it's cheaper then any other option. Vaseline is also extremely beneficial for removing eye make-up. Simply slather a layer of Vaseline on your skin, wait 1 minute and wipe it off with a soft cloth. This can be done for the entire fact to remove all make-up cheaply and efficiently. As a side note I also love to slather Vaseline on my hands and feet before bed as it works wonders with softening the skin as hands are another area of the body that shows prematurely aging. Another very beneficial tip is that your eyelid area contain no pores so they are not producing any natural oils which add to the premature aging. So a heavier moisturizer for this area works wonders in preventing crows feet and wrinkles.
If you're a man and you're looking for a great product that doesn't break the bank you should try the men's Vaseline line for skin but don't forget to also pay attention to the eye area and apply a small amount of pure Vaseline to you eye area in the evenings.

Another beneficial habit to adopt would be to use only your hands when cleansing your face or if you must use a wash cloth get a new one for every use and then wash it. Wash clothes trap in lots of bacteria and germ due to their wet nature. Once used it traps dead skin and the bacteria festers causing re-contamination of debris and bacteria which can cause breakouts. I know it's a hard pill to swallow for those of us who use wash clothes but if you think about it in terms of bacteria and how it breeds then the theory makes perfect sense.

After washing your face and eye area it's beneficial to incorporate a topical retinoid cream. Use a retinol after washing and air drying your face. Allowing for a few minutes to absorb into the skin then apply your face cream which should be a heavier consistency than your daily sunscreen. Remember to not neglect your neck area in this process as the skin on your neck is similar to the skin on your face in regards to exposure to the elements.

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