They say the eyes are the window to the soul. That may be true, but they’re also a great way to tell someone’s age. This dead giveaway doesn’t have to become the bane of your existence. With the right eye cream, you can become living proof that age is just a number. But how do you know which one to use? Here’s an easy-to-follow guide on finding the perfect eye cream.
It may sound surprising, but your skin has different needs at different times of the day. In the morning, as you go through your routine, you’re probably going to focus on preparing your skin for the impending onslaught brought on by the day. That means that you are more likely to use cosmetic products that work to protect your skin. This is especially important for the paper-thin skin around the eyes.
At night, it’s all about restoration. After the brutality from a hard day’s work, your skin needs to be cleansed and restored to its natural beauty. The perfect nighttime eye cream should be all about replenishing moisture and strengthening the skin.
That being said, it is imperative that you look for daytime and nighttime eye creams that you can make a part of your daily beauty routine.
This is probably the most important factor to consider when finding the perfect eye cream. To put it simply, ingredients are everything. This will determine not only how well your eye cream will work but also how your body responds to it and whether or not it will cause a reaction. Ingredients that help with hydration like hyaluronic acid and free-radical neutralizers like vitamin C are great ingredients to find in eye creams.
Avoid harmful ingredients like “fragrance,” parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, and more. Be sure to do a quick internet search on ingredients you are unsure about.
One of the best things you can do for your skin, especially the fragile skin around the eyes, is to protect it from the sun. While you should always wear sunscreen to avoid sun damage, it doesn’t hurt for your eye cream to add a bit more. Any eye cream product that includes SPF more than likely has your best interest at heart and understands the importance of skin health.
Do not let that be your deciding factor, however. Still read the label closely and do your research.
Some creams target very specific (and very annoying) issues like puffiness, crow’s feet, under-eye baggage, excess skin, dark circles, etc. Creams with ingredients like retinol, collagen, and even caffeine are thought to have a positive effect when targeting issues that can hinder your eye appearance.
However, just like with everything else, you need to be willing to do a bit of research to determine just how safe these ingredients are for you. One thing you must absolutely add to your bit of research is a discussion with your dermatologist. Speak with him or her about your skin type and what you’d like to achieve with the right eye cream.
If you’re in Cincinnati, Ohio, we can help you out. Our experts at The Dermatology Group are here to help determine which product is best for you and how to possibly pair it with a cosmetic dermatology treatment like Juvederm, a dermal filler that helps get rid of crow’s feet, to give your eyes even more love! Give us a call today!