Do you really need an Eye Cream?
Do you really need an Eye Cream? You might be wondering if it's worth the time, effort, money, and lack of counter space to add another product to your skincare regime—especially one that seems to do the same thing as your face cream but just for a different area of your face.
The skin around our eyes is very different from the rest of our face
It's thinner The eyelids and under-eyes have the thinnest skin on the entire body. The thinness makes it more delicate, vulnerable and prone to allergic reactions than other facial skin
It's drier Unlike your forehead, chin, nose and cheeks, there are virtually no oil glands in the eye area, making it much more prone to dryness plus, show signs of aging much faster than the rest of your face
It's prone to milia Your regular moisturizer might be packed with actives that benefit the rest of your face, but are just too highly concentrated for your delicate eye area. It can be too rich, where you end up with milia, tiny white bumps comprised of hardened keratin.
It's more sensitive Thin, delicate skin tends to be more reactive. Even if you don't have sensitive skin anywhere else, it's common for the eye area to become irritated when exposed to certain products or ingredients.
It's the first area to show signs of aging The skin around the eyes is the strain of 22 muscles in perpetual motion, thanks to facial expressions, squinting and even blinking. Plus, wrinkles are deepest in the areas where oil glands are less concentrated—which is why crow's feet are a typical first sign of aging.
It gets puffy Because the skin is thin underneath the eyes, fluid retention appears more prominent.
Can’t you just put your Face product around the Eyes and expect the best results? Definitely not. Many of those ingredients are too strong for the delicate eye area and can cause stinging, burning and inflammation. Eye products have been specifically formulated to avoid that with special delivery systems to ensure those ingredients actually gives the eyes what it needs (collagen-stimulating ingredients) where it’s needed (fibroblasts cells in the dermis).
The skin around our Eyes is very different from the rest of our Face and should be treated differently. There really is a big difference between eye cream and facial moisturizers . . .
How To Use Eye Cream Eye cream should be applied after cleansing and toning but before moisturizing. Use your ring finger (it’s the weakest one) to gently pat the product into the hollow of your eyes and up into your brow bone. Don’t apply it on your eyelid
The best time to start using an eye cream is before you think you need one. It’s easier to prevent signs of aging than correct them, so it’s best to invest in an eye cream starting in your 20’s
There really is a big difference between eye cream and facial moisturizers. Plus, the skin around our Eyes is very different from the rest of our Face and should be treated differently. Beyond just being highly susceptible to the first signs of aging, the skin around our eyes is among the most noticeable on the entire face - another reason for incorporating an Eye cream into your daily routine. . .
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