Do You Need Eye Cream?

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Do You Need Eye Cream?

There’s a good chance that you have a lot of beauty products in your medicine cupboard. You might have toners and moisturizers as well as face oils. You might wonder if it is worth adding yet another product to your arsenal, especially if it does the same things, but for a different region of your face. 

What Is Eye Cream Anyway?

Expert says that an “eye cream” refers to a cream designed to be applied on the skin around your eyes to treat under-eye concerns. Expert notes that some ingredients in face creams may be the same, but they might be present in a lower amount to accommodate the delicate skin of the eyelid.

Eye Skin Vs. Face Skin

Although it may seem logical to assume skin is skin and it is all the same thing, the truth is that different skin types cover different areas of the body. Expert says it is important to recognize that the skin on the eyelids can show signs and symptoms of aging much faster than the skin on the rest of the face. To avoid dryness, moisturize the skin around your eyes. Some moisturizers can cause dryness around the eyes, which are more delicate than other parts of your face. Expert names retinol, and exfoliating agents as ingredients in face creams. They can contain too much concentration for the eye area.

But, it is equally important to protect both skin types. Sunscreen is a good example of a skin cream that should be used around the eyes. Expert says that although some face creams may not be able to tolerate eyelid skin, it is worth performing a patch-test, applying a small amount of the cream to an area for three to 5 days. Then monitor for any reactions.

Who Should Use An Eye Cream?

Expert describes the ideal candidate for the best eye cream to be someone with dark circles or creepiness under their eyes. Although they may not be needed for everyone, Expert recommends them to people who are “concerned about their undereye” or notice changes in the area.

If You Are Looking To Get Rid Of Dark Circles

Expert recommends the ingredient, niacinamide if you are concerned about dark circles. The expert also suggests vitamin C and antioxidants, which can brighten the eyes and prevent free radical damage. 

Veins around the eye can cause blood venous pooling, creating a dark tint under the eyes that may resemble dark circles. The expert adds that arnica and vitamin K are good options to reduce their appearance. Expert caution that puffiness and undereye bags may create the illusion of dark circle shadows. Swelling is a sign of swelling. It’s best to address this first before dark circles.

The Best Way To Remove Wrinkles

Expert says eye creams with retinal will benefit those with mature skin. These creams can increase collagen production, and improve the appearance and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. She claims that growth factors, peptides, and other substances can boost collagen production to improve skin texture and firmness. 

If You Use Under-Eye Bags

Experts recommend the use of caffeine-based eye creams and cold compresses to plump the undereye. Expert suggests using an eye cream with a metal application, which can have cooling effects if you don’t have enough chilled cucumbers. 

If Your Moisturizer Irritates Your Eye Area

An expert explains to us that sensitive skin is more likely to react negatively to ingredients that address dark circles. She says irritation and allergic reactions can lead to thickening and darkening around the eyes. 

Expert recommends Vaseline as a way to keep moisture in. The expert also recommends using moisturizing ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic Acid to help draw moisture into your skin.

Are Eye Creams Necessary

Eye creams may not work if there is volume loss from aging. Expert says it’s important to be realistic about the results of under-eye eye cream.

The Takeaway

If you have any under-eye problems you want to address, you can add an eye cream to your skincare routine. There are instances when eye cream may not suffice, and some issues, such as volume loss, cannot be reversed. Your go-to moisturizer is fine if your goal is to moisturize the eyes. Use caution when applying potential irritants, such as retinol or other exfoliating agents.

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