Eyes are known to be the mirror of the soul and say a lot about our age. This area of the face is particularly delicate as the skin here is much thinner and more sensitive than elsewhere, it moves a lot (day and night) and is prone to dryness and wrinkles.
The main muscle is the orbicularis oculi which surrounds the eye and allows the eyelid to close voluntarily. These are circular muscles and the skin that covers them is extremely delicate.
The muscles involved in the eye area are:
- EYEBROW CORRUGATOR
- ORBICULAR EYE
- SMALL and LARGE CHEEK
WARNING: The thinner skin on the body it sits right around the eye and is typically more delicate than the others areas of the face. Therefore, do not apply too much pressure and if you feel dry skin, apply a moisturizer before exercising.
The function of the eyelids is to protect the eye and maintain its hydration. The upper and lower eyelids join at the nasal and temporal level forming respectively the internal and external canthus.
The phenomenon of "drooping eyelids" is usually caused by the failure of the muscle bands that hold the flaps of skin over the eye. For this reason, keeping them in training is a great way to reduce the problem.
WRINKLES AND BLEMISHES
- CHROW'S FEET - wrinkles present in the bottom and side of the eyes. The best way to prevent them is to keep your muscles relaxed and your eyes wide open.
- BAGS - phenomenon of water retention and pressure under the eyes with tissue relaxation. The skin surrounding the eyes and the muscles that support the eyelids lose their elasticity.
- DARK CIRCLES - cappearance of dark, bluish halos under the eyes caused by a slowdown of the microcirculation of the blood.
BONFACE exercises intervene in the area in order to make the eyelids more toned, the eyes more open , reducing wrinkles and blemishes that affect our gaze.
For best results, the eyes must be taken care of:
- from the outside: through the combination of self-massages and facial yoga combined with specific products.
- from the inside: with a correct diet and healthy habits. To prevent tired eyes, our nutrition is as always essential. For dark circles and bags, aim for a diet rich in iron and low in salt and remember to always drink lots of water, preferably low in sodium.
These simple actions can really improve the look of your eyes. Don't forget however that lack of sleep is by far the leading cause of dark circles. Eight hours of sleep every night are essential for your well-being. Also, never forget to remove make-up before going to bed and to use a specific and delicate product for this area.
Are you ready? Position yourself in front of the mirror and now follow me in the video BONFACE DAY 10/28 EYES!
Chiara Bonel - Natural entrepreneur & holistic-sports massage technician