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The definition of what is considered beautiful changes over time and according to where a woman lives. However, thick, full, and dark lashes are a universal sign of femininity and sex appeal. A great set of lashes can instantly improve any woman’s overall appearance by softening her features, accentuating her eyes, and giving her a more youthful look.
The eye area is more prone to aging and showing fine lines than the rest of the face and body for several reasons. As dermatologist Dr. Paul Cohen explains, “The skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin on your body. And because we express ourselves with our eyes, that area is the first place that fine lines appear.”
The delicate nature of the skin around the eye area and the fact that it is constantly stretching and contracting as we talk, laugh, and express ourselves make it highly susceptible to lines. Losses in moisture levels and elasticity occur as we age, and sun exposure can break down collagen and elastin, causing skin to lose its firmness.
Because of the special needs of the skin around the eyes, a regular facial cream is not enough. Instead, you should look for products that are specially formulated for this challenging area. Not too long ago, women hoping to keep their eye area firm and youthful-looking were told they had to spend a fortune on creams designed to address only one issue. There were creams for swelling, others to handle lines, and still others designed to minimize the appearance of unsightly dark circles. Now, there are all-in-one products formulated to address all of these issues, which has made using eye creams both easier and more economical.
When shopping for an eye cream, there are a few things you should look for. First, all eye creams should contain powerful moisturizers to keep skin hydrated and nourished. Moisturizers can also diminish the appearance of fine lines and creases and make skin look and feel velvety smooth. Dark circles, and swelling are common eye area problems that can age you just as much as those annoying creases. To address the appearance of swelling and aging around the eye area, look for eye creams with soothing, anti-inflammatory ingredients. If dark circles are an issue, eye creams containing certain beneficial vitamins are good choices since they may help to reduce the appearance of dark under-eye skin.
The most common eye area issues are puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles and crow's feet, and loss of hydration. There are countless eye creams available on the market today, making it seem nearly impossible to find the "right one" that meets our specific under eye needs. It is imperative to find a product that has been formulated to address a variety of complex eye area problems.
Below you'll find some of the most effective eye cream formulations on the market today, in our opinion.