Do I Really Need An Eye Cream?
Moisturizers, retinols, neck serums… do I really need an eye cream? The thing about skincare is that our needs are constantly changing. One moment you might feel as though your routine is on point, the next you might notice new wrinkles, dark spots or uneven tone. This can be due to a variety of factors ranging from the weather to genetics. The truth is that adding an eye cream to your skincare regimen isn’t about if but rather when.
Do I need an eye cream?
On the surface those small little tubes or pots of cream look like a mini version of your favorite moisturizer. There is some truth to that, however, eye cream formulas are created specifically for the skin around your eye which is slightly different than the rest of your face. Similar to the way you can have multiple types of curl patterns within a single head of hair, your face is made up of different types of skin. You might be wondering if you need an eye cream, what the best eye cream is for dark circles, or what age to start using eye cream. The area around your eye consists of much thinner skin and is more delicate than the rest of your face. Which is exactly why you need a specialty formulated product to treat and penetrate the area.
How are eye creams different than my regular moisturizer?
Eye creams are formulated to be applied to the skin around the eye. They often contain ingredients that target specific concerns related to the area such as fine lines or dark circles. These formulas often contain similar ingredients to your face creams but with alterations to treat this sensitive area.
When should I start using an eye cream?
Don’t wait until you see wrinkles or uneven tone to add these to your routine. Similar to SPF, eye creams should be used as a preventative measure.
What should I look for in an eye cream?
For general upkeep, look for a hydrating formula that you can use day or night. When you start seeing signs of aging, are looking for something to de-puff or fight dark circles, then you’ll want to incorporate targeted formulas for all your concerns. For example, if you’re dealing with puffiness in the morning, find a formula that treats this — these usually contain caffeine or feature a cooling applicator to reduce puffiness. Then, pick an anti-aging formula for night time, something that might be slightly heavier and more moisturizing to work while you sleep.
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