Our eyes are known to be the “window to the soul”, and we try different creams, spend a large amount of money trying to find something that works.
The delicate area around the eyes prone to fine lines, crows feet, wrinkles, bags, dark circles, you name it.I would suggest using carrier oils around the eyes.The skin is very fragile around the eye, and delicate light oils are easily absorbed and do wonders!
Great Carrier oils to use around the eyes are
WHEN TO APPLY OILS. NIGHT OR DAY?
Mornings are a better choice, if you are prone to eye bags and swelling. Do not apply oils at night time. The reason why we applying oils is to create a protective layer around our eyes and to prevent water loss. However, when using creams and oils at night can result in a puffy, swollen area around the eye.
A LITTLE ANATOMY OF THE EYE. WHY
NOT USE OILS AT NIGHT?
The skin on the face is thinnest around the eyes, and it is composed of comfy fat pads and sweat glands. So if you apply eye products at night, which is followed by going to sleep and not moving for the next 8 hours (hopefully), so the bodily fluids accumulate or pool in your eye socket area, right where the fat pockets are.
Thus, it is preferable to use oils (lighter) or creams (heavier) in the morning.
A good way to check if the product is causing the swelling is to stop using it for 2 weeks and see if the swelling is gone.
If the eyes are still swollen, perhaps it is other possible issues, such as allergies, sinuses – then an even greater care need to be taken to see what is going on by taking on a holistic approach to fighting this culprit!
Aloe Vera gels help to fade dark circles by stimulating the micro-circulation and reducing puffiness. In addition it also softens, rehydrates and nourishes the skin which makes it an ideal treatment for reducing wrinkles as well. A good quality gel does not tend to creep into the eyes which makes it perfect for this very sensitive area mixed with carrier oil.
For a great revitalising under-eye treatment, add 1 drop of your choice of carrier oil to aloe vera gel and mix together well.