The skin around the eye and on the eyelids is terribly thin and fragile, making it especially vulnerable to dehydration and the first signs of ageing. The appearance of fine lines in this area should always set alarm bells ringing and make you take a good look at how you look after this delicate area.
You skin is particularly at risk during the summer months when exposed to strong sunlight and UVA and UVB rays. So, how can you minimise the damage to your eyes and the skin around them?
- Cover Up: Wearing a hat and sunglasses when in direct sunlight will help to significantly reduce the UV rays reaching the eye. Remember that light reflected off water can also be dangerous, so make sure the shades stay on near the pool or the sea.
- Sunglasses need to have a CE or British Standard label or a UV 400 label if they are to offer adequate protection, so avoid cheaper pairs that will not block dangerous rays. A larger lens size and thicker arms will also offer greater protection.
- Protect and hydrate: Dermalogica’s Total Eye Care SPF 15 not only smooths, repairs and hydrates the skin around the eyes; it also offers added protection against sun damage, reducing the likelihood of premature ageing.