It is no secret that we all want to try and retain a youthful look for as long as possible. That is why so many of us spend money, not to mention time, trying to find and use the right products to take care of our skin.

One particular area that can be a giveaway for your age is under the eyes. But what makes this delicate eye area such a giveaway and how can you improve how it looks?

Why is this area so delicate and why does it show your age?

There is a reason why your eyes can be a giveaway for your age, this is because the skin that is around your eye is thin and delicate. It has a lower amount of collagen in it than other parts of your face and this means that wrinkles and fine lines not only develop more easily but can also be more noticeable.

As we age, collagen decreases in our skin, and in the eye area, this causes dark veins to show through the thinning skin, which can lead to dark circles. If this wasn’t enough to contend with, then the thin skin in this area is also much more likely to fill with fluid, which means that puffiness is another issue that you might have to deal with.

The key products to use when looking after your delicate eye area

It may all sound a little doom and gloom, but there are plenty of ways that you can try to tackle the age old problem of your eyes.

The best place to start is with eye cream, eye cream is often designed to replenish the moisture that your skin needs to tighten up and not look quite as dull. These creams are made by a number of brands, which means that you have plenty of choice.

Another option that you can find is an eye roller. Not only do these give a touch of moisture to the area, but the cooling and rolling effect of the application itself can also be a huge help. If reducing the puffiness is a main focus for you, then you may want to consider a gel along with a cream. Gel produces a more cooling effect then cream and this is ideal if you want to lift and firm the eye area.

How to cover over with makeup

We hope that these eye creams and products are going to have a positive impact on how your delicate eye area looks, however, there is still a good chance that there will be some wrinkles and darkness that you need to cover over.

Makeup is going to be the helping hand that you need to do this. The ultimate tool that you should have in your make up bag is a concealer. You need it to be light so it won’t sit in the creases, but also enough that it will be able to cover any dark patches that you have.

As an alternative, opt for brightening creams which will deliver a touch of highlighter and really make it look illuminated and fresh. You can also choose a colour correcting palette which will help to cover the dark circles that can form.

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