Blinding winds (keep your head down, just a few more blocks)
Sun-on-snow reflection (can’t see a thing)
A blast of hot air…right in your face (it’s warm enough in the car now, thanks)
Moisture. In the wintertime, the eyes don’t have it. What other choice does the delicate tissue around your eyes have but to turn to crinkly crepe paper. Not attractive.
You can make it through the frosty season without losing sight of bright, beautiful eyes. Dr. Neal Schultz, cosmetic dermatologist and founder of DermTV.com, has a few tips for showing TLC to the delicate under eye area:
1. Every morning begin with a chemical free (think Zinc or Titanium-based) sunscreen. The micronized actives are a great base for your moisturizing eye cream.
2. The idea is to hydrate, so choose a rich, emollient eye cream.
3. Every evening use a peptide-based serum to help stimulate collagen production.
4. Follow with your day eye cream again (yes, even at night).
Remember that application is half the battle against damaging this sensitive area (especially when it’s dry), so always pat cream on with your ring finger.
Don’t forget to keep sunglasses handy to protect the eyes from wind and glare—both contributors to tiny wrinkles.
Here are my faves for keeping my eyes the prize this winter:
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado: Creamy avocado…do I need to say any more?
Kinerase Under Eye Rescue: Aloe isn’t just for summer sunburns. Hydrating plant extracts and peptides immediately nourish, while rice bran protein undoes what the environment did.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal: Intense eye cream that uses organic seaweed derivate to bind moisture to the skin. Sounds claustrophobic but trust me.
Peter Thomas Roth Eye Overhaul Duo: An eye cream with SPF30 for day, an overnight repair treatment for sleepy time. Cheers all around.
With a little TLC, you can give winter skin the boot (provided it’s a suede studded platform one) with a wink and smile.