- Skin Care Basics
- Common Conditions
- Protecting Skin
- Biology of Aging
- Skin Structure
Skin Care Tips
Skin Care for Eye Area
The skin covering most of our body is durable, tough and resilient. The skin also has varying characteristics depending on where it is found on the body. For example, the skin on our palms and heels is thick and the skin on our heads has the addition of hair follicles. The thin, almost fragile skin surrounding our eyes, on the other hand, is extremely delicate and has some special characteristics:
- It is very thin and sensitive- much more than other facial skin.
- Squinting and other frequent eye movements are stressors for this area.
- It produces very little sebum (that is it as very few sebaceous glands), making it highly prone to dryness.
- Because of a dense capillary network and minimal fat padding, it is prone to puffiness.