Should you exfoliate the skin around and under your EYES? You may have seen our last blog post on the 3 types of exfoliation for your face and which may be best for your skin type, but should you exfoliate the thin, delicate skin around your eyes??
YES! But very carefully…
The area around your eyes is called the “Ocular” area. The skin is thinner, it tends to be more sensitive, and it usually shows the first signs of aging.
Use an exfoliant that is a powder (DON’T use a scrub, they are too harsh for the delicate skin) add a bit of water, and work it into a watery-paste. Then, using your ring fingers, dot it all around the outer parts of the Ocular area, above your eyebrows, then gently work your way up in circular motions moving up above your eyebrows. Lastly, work the exfoliant GENTLY on your eyelids. Then rinse off.
Benefits & Results:
1. It prevents Milia, that’s the hardened white sebum that sometimes forms on your eyelids or just under your eyes.
2. Because you’re taking off the dead skin cells in that area, when you apply eye cream or eye gel, it’s more readily absorbed into the ocular area. Thus, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
So, should you exfoliate the skin around your eyes? YES! But very carefully, and preferably with a powder exfoliant.