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Not all of your skin is created equally and that particularly applies to skin under your eyes. The skin under your eyes is as much as ten times thinner than skin on the rest of your body. Skin under the eyes also is extremely sensitive. With all the smiling, blinking and squinting that you do with your eyes, this sensitive part of your skin tends to get more creases, which produce crow’s feet or laugh lines as you age.

In addition to lines around the eyes, skin also may sag, which can be attributed to hereditary. However, rubbing your eyes can exacerbate the problem. You also may experience dark circles under the eyes. That’s because as you age, a loss of fat and collagen make the skin appear thinner and become more translucent. As a result, the reddish-blue vessels under the eye become more pronounced, resulting in the appearance of dark circles.

Care for skin around your eyes

Here are some things you’ll want to do to take good care of skin around your eyes.

Hands off: Avoid, rough cleansing, rubbing and pulling the skin around your eyes since they can impact the skin structure.

Cleanse with care:  The skin around your eyes is particularly sensitive so you don’t want to cleanse the area with the same cleanser you use for the rest of your face. You may have to experiment with several products to find a one that you like that doesn’t irritate the skin

Wear sunscreen:  Use eye creams that have a broad spectrum of protection against sun damage to skin around your eyes. You also should wear sunglasses to protect the skin under your eyes from the harsh rays of the sun.

Maintain good health habits:  Maintain good health habits, which include getting enough rest, drinking plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and eating the right foods. (See: “Help your skin from the inside out with the right foods.”

Retinol reduces visible signs of aging around eyes

You’ll also want to use a cream at night around your eyes that can help to reduce fine lines, crow’s feet and uneven skin tone.  True Results Retinol Eye Serum contains a blend of Retinol Active .25% and is specially formulated to reduce the visible signs of aging in the delicate eye area while increasing skin moisture, firmness and elasticity.

Gentle yet powerful, True Results Retinol Eye Serum .25% instantly improves skin hydration while smoothing texture and tone. Continued use results in noticeable improvement of skin density and every key visible sign of eye area aging resulting in a more youthful appearance.