We already use a daily moisturizer for our face, so it can feel a little redundant to have an eye cream, too. However, the delicate skin around your eyes deserves a little extra TLC.
Here are the many benefits of eye cream, along with a few product recommendations…
I haven’t had any problems with puffiness or dark circles, however, I definitely notice fine lines as I get older. I use Lanocreme and La Prairie, and I tend to alternate between the two. I personally haven’t had any procedures done yet… however, I do know of a lot of women and men who’ve been having non-invasive work done – all with excellent results. My Mom is one of the top cosmetic injectors in North America, so I get to see the results and hear reviews first-hand. But to go the less expensive route, try eye creams first.
Eye creams aren’t just for women, either. We tend to forget that men need TLC for their skin as well. The majority of brands out there have creams dedicated to men, due to the fact that their skin tends to be slightly thicker than women’s.
But why do you need an eye cream and not just an all-over moisturizer? That’s because not all skin is created equal. The skin around your eyes is thinner, and because of all the tiny muscles in the area, it’s more sensitive and prone to a variety of issues, like puffiness, discolouration, and fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, there are minimal oil glands around your eyes to help keep the skin naturally hydrated, so finding the right eye cream can help. Here’s how to find the right eye cream to suit your needs…
Under-eye puffiness comes from fluid buildup that causes swelling in the tissues around your eyes. This can come from allergies and sinuses, but it can also be a result of sleep deprivation, diet, alcohol, and just plain old aging. Look for ingredients like caffeine or cooling cucumber, which can help reduce swelling.
For Fine Lines
Thinner skin mixed with constant muscle action (winking, blinking, even smiling) can lead your eyes to show signs of aging faster than the rest of your face. Make sure you look for collagen-building ingredients, such as Retinol, to help boost thinning skin and smooth out fine lines.
For Dark Circles
Discolouration around the eyes can be a result of various factors, including heredity, stress, smoking, sun exposure, pigmentation, and shadows from the hollowing out of your eyes. Things like vitamins C and K, kojic acid, and licorice can help combat skin discolouration. Ingredients like peptides can help plump up the skin to get rid of any shadows. You should also look for light-reflecting ingredients to give you an instant brightening effect.
No matter what your needs, everyone needs to remember one important piece of advice: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Water is the best supplement for your skin, so drink as much as you can. I promise you will see the difference! When choosing an eye cream, I recommend the brands La Prairie, Lanocreme, Eminence Organics and Obagi, if you have a bit of a budget to work with. Otherwise, Garnier, L’Oreal, Cover FX and Rimmel all make great, reasonably priced eye creams.
Good luck with finding your eye cream and if cosmetic procedures are something you’ve been thinking about, it’s pain free and can be done in less than 10 minutes. Contact us at THE LASH BAR and book your appointment with Dianne Spencer.