Looking young is becoming increasingly important in the world we live in especially with the influence from social media filters and face-tuning. Although the process of aging cannot be stopped, there are specific things you can do to help prevent signs of aging including investing in a good skin routine, limiting exposure to the sun, and minimizing smoke.
One of the first areas of the face that show premature signs of aging is the eyes. This area is where fine lines and wrinkles can start to develop as early as the mid-twenties, especially with people of lighter skin tones. The reason behind this is the skin around the eyes is very delicate, thin, and fragile. Furthermore, because of the lack of oil glands, the skin around the eyes is more prone to dryness.
Let’s take a look at what eye cream is, which ones are the best, and how to apply them!
WHAT IS EYE CREAM?
In order to target the delicate area surrounding the eyes an eye cream is something important to consider. In comparission with a regular moisturizer, eye creams are usually formulated with more hydrating ingredients as well as more active ingredients to combat skin concerns.
WHAT CAN AN EYE CREAM DO?
Eye creams can target a number of concerns common to the eyes including fine lines, wrinkles, rough texture, sagging, and dark circles.
WHY GOING NATURAL IS IMPORTANT
Before jumping into ingredients, here are some good reasons why you should consider investing in a natural eye cream. The formulas of a natural eye cream often avoid ingredients that result in skin inflammation, breakouts and other reactions. Furthermore, natural skincare formulas often ignore synthetic fragrances that may smell good but can be toxic to the skin. Finally, many natural eye creams are made to be more eco-friendly and animal-friendly as they often stick to plant-based ingredients that are often derived sustainably.
WHAT INGREDIENTS TO LOOK FOR
Key ingredients to identify in a natural eye cream include humectants like Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerol that help attract moisture to the skin. Emollients, including ceramides and fatty acids. Occlusive ingredients including natural beeswax and plant-based oils like Argan and Avocado. They all work together in order to bind water to the skin and help not only how the skin looks but also how it feels.
The eye cream of your choice should also have certain active ingredients, these are specifically included in the formula to help with the regeneration and restorative processes. Some of the key ones you should be on the lookout for include Peptides to help with hydration, Retinol to combat fine lines and wrinkles and last but not least Vitamin C, an antioxidant known for its brightening properties.
HOW TO APPLY EYE CREAM
Although being rough with skin should be avoided in general, due to the delicate nature of the skin around the eyes, its especially important to avoid pulling and tugging. After cleansing and toning, gently dab a small amount of eye cream around this area and slowly dab it in. Try and avoid getting too close to the waterline as this may result in irritation. After you’ve softly pressed the eye cream in, follow on with the rest of your skincare routine.
Adding in eye cream can be a rewarding addition to any skincare routine. Although it should be noted that nothing will replace a good night’s sleep but an eye cream can certainly help with combatting some of the signs of aging.