The skin around the eye area is more sensitive than the rest of the face. It is therefore common sense that people should go easy on skin care to the eye region. The thin eyelid skin is the first to show the signs of environmental damage and aging.
People with sensitive skin should use a separate eye cream and facial moisturizer. Facial creams can cause stinging, inflammation, or other issues on the delicate skin around the eyes. Marie Leger, MD, a professor of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine, advises that people should use a topical retinoid, which is an antioxidant serum and vitamin C, together with a simple moisturizer for the eye area.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.