Tired? Stressed? Refreshed? Happy?
We know. We can see it in your eyes.
Your eyes and the area around them can share so much about you, including signs of aging. Don’t you think this area deserves a little independent attention from how you take care of the rest of your face?
Anti-aging eye creams are formulated specifically for the delicate skin around the eyes, and are perhaps some of the most overlooked products in skin care.
So how do you know if the eye area needs a little more attention? Some of the biggest motivators for people to opt for anti-aging eye creams are: discoloration, puffiness and wrinkling. For these top reasons, anti-aging eye creams are a better option than only using a moisturizer. An eye cream or serum tends to be of a more concentrated consistency, with an overall lighter texture than a moisturizer and is better absorbed by this delicate area.
A few quick facts:
- The eye area is fragile. It is 10 times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. We are constantly washing this area to wake us up in the morning or to remove our makeup. Especially among makeup wearers, this area sees a lot of action. Makeup brushes, eye shadows, mascaras, and eyeliner…the skin around your eyes can go through a lot and on a daily basis.
- The eye area is quicker to show fine lines and wrinkles. The way we move the muscles around our eyes (squinting, showing expression, etc.) creates more laxity in these muscles which causes the appearance of lines and wrinkles quicker than on other areas of the face.
- The eye area can easily show fatigue via dark circles or puffiness. There are pockets under our eyes that can collect fluid, causing puffiness or reflecting dark circles making us look tired. Tired of those bags that show you’re tired? We get it.
Good anti-aging eye creams can effectively address all of these above issues. But, you also can’t forget about getting the proper rest to help rejuvenate this area. Remember: they don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing.
Wondering what the main reason is for why we need to preserve the eye area? It’s collagen – a naturally occurring protein in the body. Collagen loss occurs as we age. Because collagen helps maintain your skin’s elasticity, it’s important to preserve the collagen in this specific area.
Popular among men
Because women are usually earlier adopters to skin care than men, often times people feel that a product so specific like this will mainly be used by woman. But, it’s just as important that a man takes care of his skin too. The one product that men often aren’t using but should be is eye cream. Aging prematurely is often first revealed by the formation of fine lines around your eyes. Moisturizers alone aren’t specifically formulated for the sensitive skin around your eyes, which is a reason we need to properly protect this area. Fine lines, puffiness and dark circles are among the top complaints men have about their facial aging and can be mitigated with a good anti-aging eye cream or serum.
Go easy on your eyes
The eye area is a small and sensitive area, which means you don’t need to use a lot of product to effectively cover the area. A small pea-sized amount in the morning or at night after cleansing is all you need.