The eye is the jewel of the body. — Henry David Thoreau
A few months ago, I found myself in a situation that caught me off guard. I was catching up with an intern I had interviewed and recommended for hire over coffee. In our discussion, we got on the topic of my background. I started off by telling her that I’ve been employed for about 14 years and before I could continue, she replied, startled by the discovery of what 14 years with the company meant in terms of my age, “Whoa! I thought you were in your 20s! You don’t look 36!” While I’ve certainly used that phrase many times in the past, this was probably the first time it was used on me.
This got me thinking. How does aging show itself and why?
I honestly hadn’t given much thought to how close my appearance was to my chronological age and didn’t know much about the science behind aging. The only real advice I had taken to heart in terms of a regular beauty regimen was “Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.”
But with the average US lifespan increasing, maybe there was something else I should be doing to “age well”? My initial research revealed that the skin around your eyes is more delicate and as such shows the sign of aging faster than other parts of your face. And so this is where I begin my journey.
I invite you to join me as I explore everything there is to know about the science and care for skin around your eyes, starting from the very basics…What exactly is skin? What happens to it over time? What eye creams and serums are effective and why? What are some of the latest innovations in this space?
Now while I am not a chemist or doctor, I am most certainly a passionate, motivated consumer and one helluva researcher. With your help, I am confident that we can surface some fundamental truths that can be exploited to help us all look and feel our very best.
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