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Do You Show Special Attention to the Delicate Skin Around Your Eyes?

By Sheena Nancy Sarles March 20, 2024 Beauty

As we age, we notice how our skin changes in appearance and texture. We can attribute the look and feel of our skin to our lifestyle, our nourishment, our genetics, and our skin care regimen. Wrinkles around the eyes may develop as the skin ages, due to it losing the ability to renew itself. Certain essential oils and products may help to diminish those wrinkles in the eye area.

However, whatever product you use, remember to apply it by very, very, very gently dabbing or patting. Never rub, pull, tug, or use anything stronger than a light touch from your middle or fourth finger. Your index finger is just too strong for delicate application.

Wrinkle Categories

We may have one or more types of creases under and over our eyes, each of which occurs due to a different cause.

Dynamic Wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles form from repeated contraction of muscles underneath the skin. They typically develop between the eyebrows and on the forehead. Crow’s feet, which are wrinkles near the outer corners of the eyes, are also an example of dynamic wrinkles.

Static Wrinkles

Static wrinkles remain visible even when the facial muscles are at rest. They form as a result of exposure to the sun, smoking, and poor nutrition.

Wrinkle Folds

Another type of wrinkle is the wrinkle fold. This is the age-related sagging of facial structures that usually develop in the grooves between the nose and mouth, but they may also occur underneath the eyes.


Wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging, but people can take steps to prevent them. Home remedies such as placing slices of cucumber on the eyes or applying banana face masks, are popular, but there is no scientific data to support these, although they feel good and can ‘plump’ those areas of delicate skin for a short period of time.

Other methods include:

  • Wearing sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 every day.
  • Avoiding sitting in direct sunlight.
  • Moisturizing gently with organic products every day.
  • Only gently patting the under and over eye area.
  • Quitting smoking, if relevant.
  • Eating a healthful, balanced diet.

The Good News

The good news is that some studies suggest that polyphenols, chemical compounds found in foods and essential oils, can diminish the appearance of eye wrinkles. The four main categories of polyphenols are:

  • Flavonoids, found in colorful fruits, vegetables, tea, and wine.
  • Phenolic acids, found in the seeds, skins, and leaves of fruits and vegetables.
  • Lignans, found in whole grains, nuts, and seeds.
  • Stilbenes are abundant in peanuts, grapes, and berries.

We can all do our own research, experimentation, and applications to see what enhances our particular delicate eye area skin texture. From my own experimentation, I found that combining certain organic essential oils reduces my dry, creased, and loose eye area skin.

My Organic Growing Younger Gracefully Eye Serum

GYG Organic Eye Serum is a unique formula of:

Castor Oil

Rich in polyphenols, Castor Oil penetrates the skin and has been shown to stimulate the body’s own production of collagen and elastin. Castor oil is a humectant, meaning it helps the skin hold onto water molecules and helps to sustain hydration over a longer period of time.

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed Oil rejuvenates the skin naturally, nourishing while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles under eye area where dark circles appear.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil carries antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can hydrate the under eye area, reduce inflammation, and potentially lighten dark circles.

Almond Oil

Almond Oil can help to lighten the dark circles under the eyes and reduce puffiness thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It also contains retinol, vitamin E, and vitamin K, which can keep the delicate skin under your eyes smooth without irritating it. These naturally occurring ingredients may also help contract the dilated blood vessels that are causing the discoloration.

Avocado Oil

Avocado Oilcan help reduce dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles. It can be used morning and evening to reduce the appearance of signs of fatigue or skin sagging. Gently dabbing (never tugging or rubbing) helps to stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, and has a draining effect. Avocado oil is suitable for all skin types.

Helichrysum Oil

Helichrysum Oil tightens and tones the delicate skin around the eyes, quickly absorbing to remove puffiness, and supports plumping to give your eyes a fresh vibrant look.

We have all tried different eye care regimens over the years. Some worked, others didn’t. Whatever you decide to do for your eye area, just remember – always be gentle!


Let’s Have a Conversation:

Have you tried any products that are specifically for eye area skin care? What are they? Have they worked for you? Would you experiment to create your own care formula?

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Mary T. Lynch

Very informative article but you forgot to mention to wear polarized sunglasses, and they really should be worn year-round to prevent your eyes from squinting and causing wrinkles.


You are absolutely CORRECT!!! Yes, yes yes, sunglasses are a must!!! Thank you.

The Author

Sheena Nancy Sarles is the passionate founder of Growing Younger Gracefully™, creator of GYG Organic Facial and Body Serums™, author of “Growing Younger Gracefully: Your Guide to Aging with Vitality, Resilience, and Pizzazz,” and a lifelong student of well-being. Please visit her at

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