batampos– Sunscreen should also be applied to the under eye area, one of which is to protect it from exposure to ultraviolet rays that cause skin cancer.
Dermatologist Dr. Arini Astasari Widodo, SpKK who is a member of the Indonesian Association of Dermatology and Sex Specialists (PERDOSKI) advises the public to choose sunscreen products that are formulated for the area around the eyes.
“We usually recommend sunscreen sticks (easier to apply on the eyes). We’ll see if the sunscreen stick is formulated for the eyes or not,” he said at a media gathering to coincide with the launch of the Eye Serum Viral from L’Oréal Paris in Jakarta, Wednesday (14/9).
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According to Arini, one of the signs that sunscreen products are safe to use for the area around the eyes, especially under the eyes, is resistance to sweat.
“The important thing is that sunscreen under the eyes is said to be safe if exposed to sweat and other things that come into contact with the eyes, it can still be tolerated,” he said.
Arini said taking care of the eye area is often a challenge because the skin around the eyes is thinner, more fragile, has looser tissue, and tends to be more sensitive than other areas of the face.
The skin area under the eyes is usually the area that quickly shows signs of aging, such as fine lines. The skin around the eyes
need more moisturizer.
Activity can make our eye muscles and organs work harder all the time and eating too many high-salt foods can also cause water retention which makes the under eye area look puffy.
Meanwhile, dermatologist Jennifer Lucas, MD, as reported by the Cleveland Clinic recommends that people also apply a stick-shaped sunscreen plus eye cream that contains sun protection factor (SPF) to avoid brown lines on the face.
In addition to under the eyes, the eyelids also need to get sunscreen. Dermatologist from Newton, Massachusetts, Dr Papri Sakar, as reported by the Huffington Post, advises the public to make sure their hands are clean and dry before applying sunscreen to the skin.
She recommends applying sunscreen first just under the eyebrows, then the corners of the eyes closest to the nose, eyelids, and under the eyes. (*)