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The Eye & It's Contour: A Very Sensitive Area


Very thin, scarcely protected and naturally subject to numerous aggressions, the eye contour is one of the most sensitive parts of the face. For the eye itself and the area around the eyes, gentleness is crucial.


The eye's lachrymal film: natural protection

The eye's surface has a sort of natural shield against various external aggressions (irritants, dust, etc.): lachrymal liquid. Composed notably of organic salts, glucose and oxygen, it "nourishes" the surface layer of the cornea. If it is impaired, the lachrymal film can no longer play its role of protective barrier. Feelings of discomfort then appear: watery eyes, redness, dryness or itchy eyes.


The area surrounding the eye: a reactive zone

The skin around the eyes is four times thinner than the skin on the rest of the body. Moreover, the sebaceous glands in this area are only found in small quantities: so the hydrolipidic film is less equipped to play its traditional protective role against stress. Given that it bears 10,000 blinks per day, the eye contour is the first area to suffer fatigue and signs of ageing: dark circles, bags and fine lines. All these special features contribute to the sensitivity of the area around the eye.


Adapted products to reduce irritations

Each morning and night, you should use specific products for sensitive eyes.

Instead of overly greasy formulas which cause the eyelids to swell, you should choose products that are more fluid and fresh, such as NEW Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour. It soothes the eye contour area, relieves discomfort and puffiness, calms irritation and dryness. Opt for Toleriane Eye Make-up Remover to remove make-up safely, instantaneously, effectively and without rubbing.

Similarly, you should remember to take out your contact lenses before removing make-up to avoid irritating the area surrounding the eye.

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