The appearance of crow’s feet, puffiness and saggy under eye skin—are all early signs of ageing. Also did you know, the skin around your eyes is the thinnest and the most delicate skin on your body. This makes it more prone to damage!

So what causes the skin around your eyes to weaken, you ask? The UV and free radical damage, typical facial expressions and even the way you sleep all have an impact. Yes! It is important therefore, to protect the under eye area of your skin to make it look youthful for longer.

Read on to know how you can preserve your skin against further damage...

You need an eye cream close
 

You need an eye cream close

Apart from indulging in overnight repair creams and serums, it is equally important to keep the skin around your eyes hydrated throughout the day. Since there are very few oil-producing glands around your eye area, skin tends to become dry easily. And dry skin is more likely to show fine lines and wrinkles. Therefore, reach out for the Ponds Gold Radiance Youthful Glow Day Cream that promises to reduce wrinkles, age spots, dullness and dryness, thereby making your eyes look bright and youthful on the outside.

Keep your sunglasses and sunscreen closer
 

Keep your sunglasses and sunscreen closer

The harsh rays of the sun can wear down the thin, dry skin around your eyes, thereby making it more prone to developing wrinkles and fine lines. Precisely why you should wear sunscreen all throughout the year. Slather on the Lakmé  Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Gel Sunscreen and apply every 3-4 hours for effective results. Wearing sunglasses with UV protection also helps give your eyes an extra layer of defense against the sun.

Nighttime eye treatment is must
 

Nighttime eye treatment is must

Give your skin a boost by applying a nighttime eye treatment regularly. Get your hands on the Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum which not only minimizes fine lines but also increases skin luminosity. Smooth this serum into the skin or blend with your nighttime treatment cream for anti-ageing benefits. Applying this serum regularly will enhance skin nourishment, recovery, cell renewal and hydration levels.

Enough water and enough sleep is everything
 

Enough water and enough sleep is everything

Drinking 8 glasses of water daily can help improve blood circulation, the root cause of puffy eyes. Apart from that, inculcate the habit of splashing cold water on your face first thing in the morning. This helps reduce swelling around the eyes. And lastly, get consistent sleep to prevent more signs of ageing. Consistent sleep gives your anti-ageing products a chance to work their magic overnight.

Exfoliating never disappoints
 

Exfoliating never disappoints

While exfoliating other areas of the body, we often forget to give the skin around our eyes enough TLC. Exfoliating your skin regularly helps fade age spots, acne and acne scars, unclogs pores, refines fine lines, stimulates collagen and elastin production and helps prevent sagging skin. The St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub can be your best bet. It is made with 100% natural moisturisers and exfoliants and helps treat dull skin.