7 Ways To Care For Thin Skin Under Your Eyes

Written by Aaron Guldager — March 12, 2018

7 Ways To Care For Thin Skin Under Your Eyes

Do you know someone who has thin skin under their eyes? So do we! Everyone. Literally, every single person has thin skin under their eyes. In fact, the skin underneath the eyes is some of the thinnest found on the human body.

So if you’re looking to plump up your under-eye skin, know that you have a small army of skin care aficionados right there with you. In this post, the beauty experts at SiO reveal 7 easy ways to care for thin skin under eyes so you can achieve a youthful, radiant look.


What Causes Thin Skin Under Eyes?

As we just mentioned, under-eye skin is some of the thinnest, most delicate skin on your body. It’s just this way naturally.

But that doesn’t explain why some lucky ladies have gorgeous, plump skin (secret: SiO Cryo Fill) under their eyes, while other women are stuck with bags, dark circles, crow’s feet, and other under-eye wrinkles. What’s going on here?

While we all have thin skin under our eyes, some women have extra thin under-eye skin that may lead to unsightly results. Let’s go over some of the causes of super thin skin under eyes.


The primary cause of thin under-eye skin is DNA. This isn’t great news because changing your DNA is…well, let’s just say that scientists haven’t figured out how to do that yet.

Genes determine many things about your physical appearance—from hair and eye color to complexion and skin type—so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that genetics also plays a huge role in how thin your under-eye skin is.

Lack Of Sleep

When most women think about bags and dark circles, their first reaction is that a lack of sleep is to blame. This is more or less true.

As you sleep, your skin cells regenerate and produce two vital proteins, collagen and elastin. So when you don’t get enough sleep, your skin cells have less time to recuperate. This can result in thin skin under your eyes, which sometimes cause bags, dark circles, and droopy eyelids.

Sun Damage

It’s no secret that the sun can seriously harm your skin! As your skin cells absorb UV rays, they become damaged and can’t repair themselves as easily as before.

On top of that, UV rays break down those two crucial proteins—collagen and elastin—that your skin needs to stay healthy and youthful. Your skin is begging you to keep this in mind the next time you’re getting ready to soak up the sun!

Always slather on plenty of sunscreen...instead of that tanning lotion we all secretly love.


Aging is basically the arch-nemesis of beautiful, glowing skin. As you grow older, your skin simply becomes worn. Skin cells break down, collagen production slows, and new skin cells are created at a slower rate.

The result? Things like thin skin under your eyes, smile lines, forehead creases, and so on. But before we start to sound all doom and gloom, we should mention that wearing SiO Beauty patches will reverse the signs of aging while you sleep!

All you need to do is put them on after you’ve finished your normal nightly routine, and then get a good night’s rest. When you wake up, you’ll have skin that’s visibly smoother and better hydrated. Want real results? Start wearing SiO beauty patches tonight!

We’ve got even more good news: there are some other fabulous ways to care for that thin skin under your eyes! Keep reading to learn the 7 best treatments.

up-close of woman's eyes

7 Ways To Care For Thin Skin Under Your Eyes

We admit there’s not much you can do about your DNA or the effects of aging. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to plump up thin skin! Here are the 7 most effective ways to care for thin skin under your eyes.

1) Use Retinol Serums

If thin skin is The Wicked Witch of the West, retinol is the bucket of water that Dorothy throws on her head. Also called Vitamin A1, retinol is a potent molecule that boosts collagen production and repairs damaged skin cells. Look for a serum with retinol to treat the thin skin under your eyes.

Just a few quick tips about retinol serums. When you first start using one, it may sting a little and be slightly uncomfortable. That’s normal and doesn’t mean you’re having a negative reaction to the serum.

Also, dermatologists say that the effects of retinol may take as many as 12 weeks to become visible. So be patient and stick with it! (If you’re craving faster results, give the SiO Beauty Eye & Smile Lift a try while you wait.)

2) Apply Eye Cream

A little bit of eye cream goes a long way in the battle against the thin skin under your eyes. Try to find an eye cream with vitamins B, C, and K, as well as hyaluronic acid. These are the key ingredients to plumping thin skin under eyes.

Also, make sure that you’re applying your eye cream the right way. Always use your ring finger to gently dab and wipe in the eye cream. Avoid rubbing and pulling the skin under your eyes, since that delicate skin is easily damaged.

young woman using eye cream to treat and prevent thin skin under eyes

3) Protect Yourself From The Sun

We’ve already gone over how much the sun can damage your skin. It’s obvious that you need to protect your skin from those harmful effects! Slap on some sunscreen before you leave the house every morning.

This is super important, even when it’s cold or cloudy! If it’s hot and sunny or if you’ll be spending time outdoors, re-apply every two to three hours.

We also recommend wearing hats and sunglasses to protect your eyes on sunny days. This will keep the sun from hitting the thin skin under your eyes while also stopping you from squinting, which can cause frown lines and other wrinkles.

4) Get Your Beauty Rest

This is one method for treating thin under-eye skin that never gets any objections. Who doesn’t want more sleep?

You should be getting at least six hours of sleep a night. Try for seven or eight hours each night if you can. It’s best to sleep on your back, as sleeping on your stomach or side can cause wrinkles on your face. Here are some additional tips to get the ultimate beauty sleep.

5) Keep A Healthy Diet

We’re probably not the first to tell you that eating healthy is important. But we might be the first ones to tell you how essential eating healthy is for plumping your under-eye skin!

woman eating a salad to help prevent thin skin under eyes

Your skin cells need plenty of vitamins and minerals to remain strong and healthy. Without the proper nutrients, the effects of aging are only exasperated.

Keep these 27 anti-aging foods, as well as these six superfoods, in your regular diet. Don’t forget to drink lots of water (64 fluid ounces per day), and only drink alcohol in moderation.

6) Take Supplements

Sometimes, eating healthy just isn’t enough. There are certain nutrients—Omega-3 fatty acids, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), zinc, vitamin E—that are hard to come by in ordinary foods.

The best way to ensure that you’re getting all of the skin-healing nutrients you need is to take supplements. Cod liver oil is one of the best supplements for caring for thin skin under eyes. For more ideas, check out the 10 best supplements for beautiful skin.

7) SiO Beauty Patches

We’ve saved the best for last! Wearing SiO Beauty Eye & Smile Lift patches or SiO Super EyeLift patches is the single most effective way to plump up the skin around your eyes.

Made from the finest medical-grade silicone, SiO Beauty patches create a microclimate on the surface of your skin that boosts hydration and plumps your skin. They also gently compress your skin, which prevents new lines from forming.  That means fewer wrinkles and way more moisture!  

We tested our products on 200 women in clinical trials. Dermatologists examined the results and discovered that SiO Beauty patches reduce wrinkle depth in as little as one night! It’s hard to argue with the science.

Dr. Dendy Engelman, a Manhattan-based cosmetic dermatologist and SiO Beauty’s medical advisor, is quick to recognize the advantages of SiO Beauty patches:

“For patients that are hesitant to use injectables, such as Botox, that prevent wrinkles, the SiO Beauty patches are the closest most effective alternate at home solution.  These patches both correct existing wrinkles and, when worn over time, prevent new wrinkles from forming.”

If these are the kinds of results you’re looking for, SiO Beauty patches are definitely for you!

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