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6 Reasons Why You Need An Eye Cream

6 Reasons why you need an eye cream

The skin around your eyes is far more fragile than the rest of your face and body because it has fewer oil glands to keep it hydrated and is quite sensitive due to the various facial expressions and movements that we make every day.

In order to take care of this delicate area, we often recommend an eye cream as the go-to treatment, since they are formulated to target specific skin concerns like dark circles, puffiness, uneven tone, fine lines and wrinkles associated with the area.

Using eye creams can be a preference or a requirement for some people, but if you are looking to learn why you need an eye cream in your skincare routine we give you 6 reasons to consider.

1. It strengthens and protects the delicate eye area

When it comes to the skin around your eyes, it’s definitely a case of 'treat it differently'. It’s more delicate, vulnerable and prone to irritants, making it a priority to care for this area with specific eye creams that are designed to counteract the effects of aging.

Skincare isn’t one-size-fits-all, and that’s especially true when it comes to the thin and sensitive under-eye area that has less fatty tissue, collagen and oil glands.

By treating it with eye creams that are lighter in texture and formulated to support the unique needs of this area you can help strengthen the skin barrier and protect this delicate area of your face.

2. It has ingredients that target specific skin concerns

The thin skin around your eyes requires certain ingredients which an eye cream provide. By focusing the right concentration of ingredients it is able to target the various skin concerns that can arise in this area without irritating the skin or drying it out.

Antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E help protect against cell damage, sun damage, decrease swelling and puffiness. Choosing the right antioxidants for your skin is key to taking advantage of their benefits.

Retinol is another power ingredient for anti-aging in eye creams. It is a form of vitamin A which helps to stimulate collagen to reduce and prevent lines and wrinkles as well as treat puffy eyes and dark circles.

For sagging, crepey skin around your eyes, consider peptides which increase collagen and elastin to firm up skin and improve elasticity. Moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides are über-hydrators that plump up the skin making wrinkles less visible.

Last but not least, niacinamide helps to brighten skin by inhibiting activity in pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. Niacinamide repairs the skin barrier and is more tolerable to most skin types. Discover more about why we love niacinamide and its various benefits.

3. It can lessen and prevent the signs of aging

Whether it’s post-party puffiness or pesky lines caused by the sun, pollution, or even too much screen time, an eye cream can be your go-to solution for tackling the effects of modern living on your skin.

Use eye creams to minimize the puffiness caused by lack of sleep, allergies, and natural aging, to smooth and revitalize skin that help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

With regular use, eye creams can help reduce puffiness, brighten dark circles, and protect the delicate skin around your eyes.

4. It soothes and refreshes tired eyes

Dehydration and environmental stressors can take a toll on our skin.

Using a non-greasy eye cream packed with antioxidants and moisture-giving ingredients can help keep these aggressors at bay, giving your skin the nourishment it needs while comforting the area under your eye.

5. It preps your skin for makeup

With so few oil glands around the eye area, the skin is more prone to dehydration than other parts of your face and neck.

So one way to prep your skin for your makeup routine is to give your eyes some extra TLC by adding an eye cream to the mix. It will help combat dark spots, puffiness, and expression lines, so your concealer can go on smoother and stay put all day.

Plus, your eyes will look brighter and more awake not only will the eye cream help with the dryness, it’ll make sure your beauty look stays smooth and intact all day long.

6. It fits into any skincare routine

Time may be fleeting, but you don’t have to succumb to the signs of aging! An eye cream can be a game-changer in preventing and reducing wrinkles and dark circles around your eyes. Embrace it as part of your daily routine and you will reap the rewards.

You can begin using an eye cream at any time as long as it is used consistently. We suggest using it twice a day, every day to see results.

How to apply eye cream around the eyes

Apply your eye cream after you cleanse your skin, when it is still a little damp, but before using your moisturizer and sunscreen. You do it in this order so that the ingredients have a better chance of penetrating the skin.

Using your finger apply a small amount by gently patting the cream into the skin around your eyes, massaging it carefully instead of tugging it which can often lead to fine lines.

Make sure to allow the eye cream time to sink in before moving on to the next step in your skincare routine.

Pro Tip: If the formula allows for your cream to be stored in the fridge, then you can do since the cooler temperature helps to refresh, de-puff and soothe the eye area better.

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