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Ask Dr. Schultz | Skin Care Guides | Easy Does It... with your Eyes

Easy Does It... with your Eyes

As I was winding down on Sunday afternoon, I got to thinking about dark circles (again)... thinking that on Monday morning I might find my skin looking a bit tired - especially around my eyes.

How Dark Circles Appear

I've talked dark circles before, how they are easy to get but not so easy to treat. Dark circles can be caused by any combination of seven different issues: two types of browning, three types of enlarged blood vessels (purple, blue and pink), and two types of shadows (from fine wrinkling or a bulge of fat on the lower lid as we age). When my eyes are tired, they're puffy. And, well, not so attractive.

How To Apply Eye Products

There are a lot of products out there for our baby blues (or browns, hazels, etc.), but let's talk about how to apply them. The skin around your eye is much more sensitive than other areas of your face and body, so you want to be careful when applying product.

Take a very small amount and dab it, gently, starting at the crows feet area, then moving towards the lower lid along the orbital bone beneath the eye. Let it gently absorb into the skin. If you still see product after the initial application, that means you've used too much.

Just remember to take it easy with the eyes! Less really is more.

Dr. Schultz's Quick Tip

Here's Dr. Schultz's quick fix for fine lines and wrinkles under your eyes:

Take a little Vaseline and rub the area below your eye and right next to your eye for about five minutes. Your skin will likely turn red and a bit of swelling might occur but, this is good! The swelling will actually ease the appearance of lines and winkles around your eyes for a good two to three hours.

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