How to Get Rid of Dry, Flaky Skin Around Your Eyes

1. Have an AHA! moment

With Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) you can have a literal AHA moment. This group of animal-derived or plant-derived acids help exfoliate your skin. And as you may know, when dead skin cells are broken down it allows for new skin to be revealed. Encouraging this skin cell regeneration helps bring out the best and brightens your complexion. It also helps shed the dry and flaky skin around your eyes in a safe and gentle way. This, of course, smooths out the area as well.

Viviane Woodards Hyaluronic Cellular Recovery AHA Serum stimulates cell renewal in just this way and improves the overall texture of your skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which plumps up the skin by binding moisture to it. By optimizing hydration, those fine lines and wrinkles start to fade to the background so your natural beauty can take front and center. Simply use this serum after cleansing and toning your skin. As you apply, give a little extra love to the area around your eyes, and mouth. Then moisturize as you usually do. After a few weeks of doing this, your face will feel more firm and you’ll take another look in the mirror and say aha!

2. Get more sleep

Hitting the hay is one surefire way to improve the appearance around your eye area. Sleep can help with circulation and your body’s ability to repair itself. The skin around the eyes is thinner than other areas of the face, which makes it more vulnerable to dark circles, dryness, and irritation. Getting a bit more sleep may reduce some of these unwanted issues, and make you look more alert and refreshed as well.

When it’s time to wake up, we often regret our choice to continue scrolling, or watch just one more episode, or whatever it was we felt compelled to do at such an ungodly hour the night before. If this sounds familiar, and sleeping is something you really want to do more of, there are ways you can shift that bedtime a bit. Move your last meal time a tad earlier, turn off devices an hour before you drift off, read a book or magazine made of actual paper again. If you’re looking for other ideas, check out this previous post and read tip #25 which is all about your beauty sleep.

Symptoms and Affected Areas

The signs of dry skin around the eyes can be easily missed or simply discounted as symptoms of sensitive skin with no easy remedy. However, properly identifying dry eye skin as the root of your symptoms can help you treat it appropriately. The most common symptoms of dry skin around the eyes are:

  • Redness
  • Flaky skin
  • Itchiness
  • Soreness and burning
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • These dry skin symptoms can impact skin anywhere on the body, but will be most obvious under the eyes and on the eyelids, where skin is at its thinnest and most delicate.

    What Causes Dry Skin Around the Eyes?

    Dry skin around the eyes can be caused by a variety of factors and typically results from a combination of causes.

    While it can sometimes be prevented by avoiding the daily habits and lifestyle choices that trigger the issue, some causes of dry skin are often difficult to control. Environmental factors and medical conditions can cause dry skin around the eyes, as can certain medications.

    Dry Skin Under the Eyes (Causes)

    The skin under your eyes is thinner and more prone to damage then other parts of the body. What this means is that your skin around the eyes is not able to absorb moisture and is more prone to drying out vs the rest of your skin.

    In addition to dry skin under the eyes being unappealing, it can become irritated and itchy, causing further damage. It’s important to take proper care to ensure further damage is not caused.

    Below are some of the most common causes of dry skin under the eyes.

    • The climate you live in • Using hot Water • Dry climate • makeup

    The climate you live in can make all the difference in your skin care routine. For example, someone living in the dry climate of Denver Colorado will have a different skin care routine than someone living in a humid climate such as Florida. If you are in a drier climate, ensure your skin is getting enough moisturizer to combat the dry air.

    One of the most common ways skin under the eyes can be dried out and irritated is by using hot water to wash your face. Hot water removes necessary oil in the skin, often leaving the skin dry and irritated. Try to use lukewarm to cold water to ensure the body’s essential oils are not removed.

    Believe it or not makeup is a common skin irritant for some. Be conscious of your makeup and whether it is irritating your skin. Try to use less makeup around the eyes. In addition, avoid sharing makeup with other as it can cause additional debris to the skin.

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