The skin around our eyes is among the most delicate on our body, often being the first area to show signs of aging and fatigue. This thin and sensitive skin is more prone to fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles, due to its reduced collagen and elastin production compared to other facial areas. Interestingly, the skin around the eyes is only about 0.5mm thick, making it particularly vulnerable to external factors like sun exposure, environmental pollutants, and lifestyle habits.
However, it’s not just the inherent delicacies of the eye area that demand attention; the health of the skin on the rest of our face plays a significant role too. For instance, common facial skin issues like dehydration, inflammation, or overall skin fatigue can exacerbate or even cause concerns around the eyes. Conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or acne can also impact the eye area, leading to additional stress on this already sensitive region.
Specific eye-related issues further accentuate the need for specialized care. Problems like periorbital hyperpigmentation, commonly known as dark circles, or periorbital edema, known as puffiness or swelling around the eyes, require targeted treatments. The proximity of the eye skin to the eye itself also necessitates a cautious approach in any treatment to ensure both the health of the eye and the surrounding skin.