I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: everyone should use an eye cream. Sometimes people associate eye cream with older women because most of the products target wrinkles and fine lines. But technically women should start using an eye cream as soon as they reach puberty. The skin around the eye produces very little oil, and once you hit puberty, the glands stop producing that oil. Hydration is a must! The skin around your eyes is much thinner and more delicate than other areas, so it’s more prone to damage and will start showing signs of aging sooner.
If you don’t use an eye cream already, start now. Using a regular facial moisturizer will not work. Although it may seem like an extravagant purchase, I promise you that you won’t regret spending a little extra money to focus on your eyes. You’ll thank me when you’re older! Some creams target specific problems such as wrinkles, crow’s feet, or dark circles. But there are also all-in-one products that will address multiple problems at once, so if you have two or more issues that you want to treat, use these creams.
Here are a few great eye creams that you can use:
- Mario Badescu Glycolic Eye Cream
- Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
- RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream
- Olay Age Defying Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream
- Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Eye Cream
To apply an eye cream, use your ring finger to scoop up a pea-sized amount of product. Then starting at the inner corner of your eye, lightly pat the product around the eye hollow, both above and below the eye itself. You can wear an eye cream during the day or at night. Key ingredients to look for in an eye cream are peptides, antioxidants, and retinol.
When did you start wearing an eye cream? Share your stories in the comments section!
Photo Credit: Jed Root
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