Besties are here to address another skin care topic – Eye Creams. V and I have always tried to break the myths and detail out whats good and whats not when it comes to skin care, at least from our personal experiences. If you want to check our earlier posts on skin care, here are few of the most loved ones – Sheet Mask: worth the money?, How to choose your next sunscreen, Face Oils 101, All you need to know about BB/CC/DE Creams. Please check out our Beauty Category for more such posts.
Eye creams are all over the counters these days and it is natural to get confused which one to buy or whether to buy or not at all. Lets take one step at a time and address each of the questions that come up in our mind w.r.t. eye creams.
Why do we need Eye Cream?
Now, one would think why do I need to use a separate cream for eye area when I am already using a good moisturizer that targets my skin concerns well. The skin around eye is way too delicate and thin compared to rest of the face and body. It is said to be almost 6 times thinner than rest of the face. Secondly, due to constant blinking, strain and presence of many small veins, the eye area is prone to many issues like early fine lines, dark circles/pigmentation and puffiness. All these factors contribute to the rightful need of an eye cream in your skin care regime.
How to select an eye cream?
It may be a little confusing to know which one to buy considering there are numerous options available in the market. We would suggest you to discover your problem area and then buy the product that does what you require. Eye creams are broadly categorized for 3 major concerns:
- For Wrinkles and Fine Lines – The eye area is know to show the first sign of aging with fine lines and then turning into wrinkles. If this is you, you can check out an eye cream that has firming properties and reduces appearance of fine lines. Important ingredients in this case would be to have collagen building agents like retinol which go a long way in smoothing out the skin around the eyes.
- For Dark Circles – It is common to have pigmented eye bags or having dark circles. There are multiple factors which contribute to this issue like heredity, long reading hours, stress, inadequate sleep. To target dark circles eye creams with Vitamin C, Vitamin K should be chosen which help reduce dark circles and brighten up the eye area.
- For Puffiness – Puffiness is another common concern for eye area. It can be caused by various factors like old age, alcohol, diet and lack or sleep. A targeted eye cream for puffiness would be helpful in this case with ingredients like caffeine or cucumber which de-puff the swollen tissues and maintain good health of eye area.
- For Hydration – This category simply provides hydration to the eye area. It applies to people who do not have any of the above problems and are looking to take care of their eye area for long run. These creams have natural hydrating agents in them like aloe, almond oil and Vitamin E oil. While all eye creams are hydrating in nature, these in particular provide deep hydration that penetrates to deep layers of skin and provide hydration.
In general, try to choose an eye cream that has good ingredients and is fragrance free. The area around eyes is extremely sensitive and artificial fragrance may irritate the delicate skin. You may choose to store your eye cream in refrigerator for that extra cooling effect.
Some of our favorite Eye Creams
We hope this post provided you some useful information and helps you choosing your next eye cream.
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