Eye cream is a very important component of any good beauty routine. Here’s what eye cream can do for you and why we think it should be an essential part of your daily routine.
They say the eyes are the gateway to the soul, but even the prettiest eyes can be dragged down by the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles on the skin surrounding them. Just as our eyes are very sensitive and need special protection, the skin around them is also the most sensitive skin on our face. The skin around our eyes is very thin, meaning it has less structure than other areas of our skin. This lack of structure means that as we age, this area is the first to show those unwanted signs like fine lines. Puffiness or dark circles under the eye often denote a lack of sleep, but that’s not the only cause for their appearance on your face. As we get older, the skin under the eyes can weaken and take on fat cells or fluids from other parts of the body. This causes the skin to appear swollen and darker in tone. Aging is the main culprit for why these circles appear, but they’re made worse by lack of sleep, smoking, and allergies. Fluid retention can be exacerbated by eating high-sodium foods as well. The tendency to develop bags under the eyes is believed to be hereditary, so you can blame your parents if you’re developing them before everyone else your age. Bags and wrinkles are a matter of “when” for most people, but you can do a lot to keep them at bay.
So now that we know what can cause wrinkles and bags under the eye, it’s clear to see that it’s a unique part of our skin. Some people use the same facial moisturizer for their whole face, but others swear by specialized eye creams. Eye creams are hyper-focused on treating the aforementioned issues and can help slow and dial back the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, and bags under our eyes. Many eye creams contain similar ingredients, and the frontrunner for most common is retinol. Retinol is derived from vitamin A and is used to treat aging skin in many products. Retinol is a kickstarter for aging skin, encouraging new cellular growth, the production of new blood vessels, and the production of collagen, which is important in giving skin its structure. Hyaluronic acid is another popular ingredient to look out for in an eye cream. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the skin and is notable for its ability to hold moisture. When we age, the skin produces less hyaluronic acid. A topical supplement of it in the form of eye creams can give skin a plumper appearance, reducing fine lines.
As with any product you use on your skin, it’s important to monitor your skin for any possible reactions. Look for redness, irritation, itchiness, swelling, or anything else out of the ordinary. If your skin reacts to your eye cream, discontinue use immediately. How you use your eye cream is important too. It’s pivotal to stick with it, and make sure your beauty routine is a regular thing. Skipping parts of your skincare regimen will never produce the results you’re looking for.
Eye creams should not be overlooked as an important part of any good beauty routine, as their ability to take on signs of aging, discoloration, and puffiness are unmatched. If you’re looking for more advice on eye creams, reach out to the Pacific Dermatology Specialists for a consultation today.