Why Are Eye Creams Necessary?

Not too many people, not even the skin aging conscious ones, are completely sold to the idea of applying an eye cream or an eye serum apart from their regular daytime and night time facial moisturizers. The truth is, eye creams and serums are necessary if you’re dead serious of keeping fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet from appearing at all.

Try to pinch on the skin around your eyes then, try pinching your cheeks. It should become obvious that skin around your eyes are so much thinner than skin on the rest of your face. In fact skin around your eyes consists of about ten times less layer of fat than skin elsewhere on your face. Can you imagine now how sensitive the skin around your eye area could be? The earliest signs of skin aging often show up on skin surrounding your eyes.

Damage to skin on your eye area are still most frequently caused and aggravated by sun damage, repeated facial expressions like frowning, laughing, and squinting, and poor eye skin care regimen.

What is it in Eye Creams that Make it Different from Facial Moisturizers?

Eye creams and serums, first of all, are specially formulated to moisturize the thin skin surrounding your eyes. These special formulations work to prevent and even reverse signs of aging which tend to show up around your eyes. Yet, eye creams and serums are mild enough so as not to irritate your eyes or become harsh and thus cause skin damage to occur on your eye skin.

More advanced formulations, in fact, can even prevent fine lines and creases from forming in the eye area. Many of which contain powerful antioxidants like Vitamins A, C, and E. Antioxidants prevent skin cell damage caused by free radicals produced by environmental and various natural body processes. Some antioxidants can even neutralize the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays so as to avoid sun damage. Still, some can stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in greater amounts to fuel skin cell repair and rejuvenation. Collagen and elastin are skin fibers that help restructure damaged skin and keep skin ultrahydrated to maintain its elasticity.

How to Properly Care for Skin Around The eyes

Listed below are several things that you can do to keep your eyes looking young and fresh all the time.

1. Refrain from showing too much expression on your face: It takes a lot of commitment and practice not too let your emotions show on your face. Refrain from smoking, the act of which also causes permanent lines to appear on your face and your eye area. Don’t squint. Get your eye checked for possible eye problems and always use your sunglasses if you have to be under the sun.

2. Use only mild eye products: Some eye makeups can be harmful to sensitive skin surrounding your eyes. You will want to reach for eye products that are hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Avoid alcohol-based eye products all together and stick with water-based formulations, most especially if you’re wearing contact lenses.

3. Never Ever Go to Bed with Your Eye Make up on: Always carefully and completely wipe away eye makeup. Follow up with deep cleansing then tone then moisturize skin around your eyes with a mild eye cream or serum.

4. Refrain From Rubbing Your Eyes: Rubbing your eyes can cause germs to find their way to your eyes which can cause eye infections and aging to occur.

5. Remember to Put on Sunscreen: Never step into the sunshine without a broad spectrum sunscreen protection on your eye area. Be extra cautious in choosing the sunscreen to apply around your eyes. Sunscreens are often formulated with harsh ingredients that can irritate your eyes. The beauty of putting on day time eye creams and serums is that these products are often already infused with sunscreen. Make sure your eye product or sunscreen has at least a sun protection factor (SPF) 30.

6. Use an Eye Cream or Serum Regularly: You will want to have two separate eye cream or serum: one that is specially formulated for day time and another one for night. Daytime eye creams are less oily and have UVA and UVB protection to avoid sun damage. Night time eye creams and serums, on the other hand, often contain more and higher amounts of emollients which stimulate and boost the production of collagen that catalyse skin repair and rejuvenation process.

7. Have Your Eyes Checked Regularly: Squinting could signal an eye problem. Often, when you squint, you are over compensating for lost vision. Use correction lenses regularly whenever you have to.

8. Always Give Your Eyes a Good Rest: Sleep well to re-energize tired eyes. If you have dry eyes, use eye drops to moisturize your eyes and keep them well-lubricated.

Young, beautiful skin can only be achieved with special care, and that includes proper care for skin around your eyes which only specially formulated eye creams and serums can provide.

Emily Peetlukes

Contributor: Emily Peetlukes (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on April 17, 2014 and Last Modified on September 10, 2018

Emily is a dreamer who was born to run wild and free; a traveler who is always on the move collecting research and experiences from different people and cultures from all over the world. Her love of writing comes naturally, and she finds it a great way to share stories, advice and information from her life experiences. Emily is a certified life coach, a dating expert and has a wide range of knowledge from health and fitness, adventure and traveling, sex and relationships as well as beauty and culture. She hopes to continue to share her passion of writing with the world through future projects including books, novels, articles and blogs. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

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