Sometimes having more than one cream for your face can feel a bit redundant, but the skin around your eyes is so delicate, it deserves some extra love and care. Every curve and edge of your skin is different and each one needs to be treated as such. Because the skin around your eyes is so thin, it’s more prone to issues such as puffiness, fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration. You also don’t have very many oils glands in that area to keep your skin naturally hydrated. Finding and keeping the right eye cream routine can help keep this area nice and youthful.
If you have puffy eyes it’s safe to say that comes from fluid buildup. It can come from allergies, lack of sleep, too much alcohol, a bad diet or just old age. A good ingredient to look for in your eye cream to address this issue is caffeine. Another one is cucumber. Both are proven to help reduce swelling.
-Apply sliced, raw cucumbers on your eyes for a pampering boost. Cold tea bags work amazingly well too. It’ll feel like a mini spa.
Dark circles can be hereditary or self inflicted by issues such as stress and smoking. When buying an eye cream for your dark circles, look for the following ingredients: Vitamin C and K, and kojic acid. These help with the hyper pigmentation and will give you an almost instant brightening effect.
-Sleep with an extra pillow. This will prevent fluids from building up under your eyes.
If fine lines and wrinkles are your eye gripe, invest in an eye cream with collagen producing ingredients like retinol. This will help boost the thin skin and smooth out those lines.
-Make sure to apply a sunscreen because retinol can make the skin very sensitive.
-Keep your eye cream in the refrigerator. The cool feeling will help puffy eyes and soothe tired skin.
-Applying eye cream 5 minutes before applying concealer can help it go on more smoothly and prevent it from accentuating your fine lines.