You’re never too young to start taking care of the delicate skin around your eyes.
Why Do I Need A Separate Cream?
Good question. I’m sure a lot of you may wonder if it’s truly necessary to have a separate cream on top of the cleaning and moisturizing products you already use as part of your skincare routine.
Well, I’m here to tell you there’s a reason why you need to pay special attention to your eyes when we’re talking skincare. Have you noticed the skin surrounding your eyes is the most fragile skin on your face? This means it’s prone to dryness, noticeable fatigue, and–you guessed it–signs of aging.
Many things can cause the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Squinting, constant movement, and even fluids that collect under the eyes can cause puffiness and dark circles.
Eye creams can help correct some of these issues, and become your new best friend in the meantime!
What’s In A Cream?
Eye creams are formulated specifically for the delicate skin surrounding your eyes. These creams tend to be thicker than your normal moisturizer, and contain more oil as well. Most eye creams contain active ingredients that target the problem areas you may have around your eyes.
Your Problem: Dry Skin
Got dry skin? Don’t worry, it’s fairly common. The skin surrounding the eye is some of the driest skin of your entire complexion, mostly because there are very few oil glands contained underneath the skin. Regularly applying makeup like concealer and foundation can dehydrate this delicate skin even further, especially if you haven’t moisturized first.
A hydrating eye cream is a great “starter” eye cream, because moisturizing this area will help to keep it smooth.
Your Problem: Dark Circles
Another common problem most of us are all too familiar with: The dreaded dark circles. Sometimes they’re genetic, sometimes they’re just a physical representation of our exhaustion. Either way, eye cream can help!
Some dark circles are caused by an overproduction of melanin, and some are just your blood vessels peeking through your skin. Losing bone and fat in your face as you age can make the hollows under your eyes seem more pronounced.
Your Problem: Puffy Eyes
Puffiness is another common issue that affects the skin under our eyes. This is most likely caused by retained fluid. Contributing factors can range from a salty diet, the way you sleep, and, again, genetics.
Delicately massaging the area can move the fluid, and pairing a light massage with the proper eye cream can help reduce overall puffiness.
Your Issue: Fine Lines And Wrinkles
If you’re primarily concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, avoiding UV exposure is your first defense. Your second defense, of course, is moisturizing and hydrating your skin with an eye cream that contains collagen-boosting ingredients like peptides or retinol.
Sun Damage And Skin Aging
Did you know that up to 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun? If that sounds like a scary statistic, that’s because it is. But it doesn’t have to be if you follow some simple guidelines to protect your skin, and that includes the fragile skin surrounding your eyes.
You can repair and potentially even reverse signs of skin aging by developing a thorough skincare routine – that includes a good facial cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream, and of course proper SPF protection.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, year-round, daily use of sunscreen in addition to your regular facial products can not only lower your risk of skin cancer by reducing your daily sun exposure, but sunscreen lets your skin heal and repair some existing damage.
Here are some of my favorite eye creams that can help you achieve the results you’re looking for!
For dry skin, try my Alana Mitchell Anti-Aging Peptide Eye Cream to help diminish fine lines and prevent signs of aging.
To help you win the fight against dark under-eye circles, try using the Eminence Organics Lavender Age Corrective Night Eye Cream. Gentle enough for the sensitive skin around the eyes, this rejuvenating treatment works with your natural sleep cycle to revive your eyes.
If puffiness is your problem, I suggest 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream or Eye Impact Quick Recovery by Youngblood. Both creams fight puffiness and dark circles to help revitalize your eyes, nourish your skin, and improve your complexion.
My favorite anti-aging cream is a one-stop shop for all your eye troubles – it covers all the bases! In addition to using the proper SPF to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, you can try Hydropeptide Eye Authority.
This luxurious cream is concentrated with peptides and wrinkle-relaxing Neuropeptides, which diminish the appearance of fine lines and it also helps with problem areas like overall dryness, dark circles, and puffiness..
Adding eye cream into your daily regimen is something you’ll be glad you started when you did. It’s easy to forget about giving the area under your eyes a little extra TLC, especially if you’re already dedicated to moisturizing your face.
Starting early is something most young women don’t consider, but if you’re reading- trust me. The time will come where you’ll be thankful you did! Eye cream keeps your eyes looking bright and awake, while working in a myriad of ways that can only benefit the overall health of your skin.
Beyond the cosmetic perks, eye cream takes care of the targeted area surrounding your eyes in a way other products don’t.
Lighter, brighter, smoother eyes are just a dab of cream away!