Did you know that the skin around your eyes is the most sensitive part of your face? This is because under-eye skin is almost 40% thinner than the rest of the face. It is also the driest part of your face since under eyes have very few oil glands. Precisely why the under-eye area is prone to fine lines, dark circles and wrinkles. It also ages so much faster than the rest of the face.
Eye cream to the rescue
When it comes to skincare, most of us swear by cleansing, toning and moisturising. We forget a crucial step—the one where we rely on an eye cream to keep the skin around our eyes looking healthy.
An eye cream is an essential part of eye care. Like we said, the skin around the eyes is super delicate and it could really do with some TLC.
Goodbye, puffy skin
Blame it on the consumption of alcohol or the fact that your diet is high in salt, eye puffiness can be such a downer when you look in the mirror in the morning. The puffiness occurs because of lack of eye care and fluid build-up in the tissue around your eyes. To treat this, look for ingredients like caffeine or cooling ingredients like aloe or cucumber in your eye cream. An easy DIY way to treat the same? Apply some cooling cucumber slices on your lids and leave them on for about 10 minutes. This helps because cucumbers contain ascorbic and caffeic acid that have the power to treat water retention thereby bringing down swelling around the eyes. Sounds like an easy eye care tip? Thank us later!
Banish those raccoon eyes
You’re truly gifted if you don’t have dark circles. For those who do, we feel you! Discoloration around the eye area occurs due to many reasons like sleep deprivation, sun exposure and dehydration. Dark circles can also be hereditary for some. To treat dark circles, choose products with ingredients that have brightening properties like, vitamin C, E or K.
Ward off those wrinkles
Eye care should be of utmost priority because the skin around the eyes is prone to aging much faster than the rest of the face. This happens because we tend to neglect this part of our skin the most. To combat these signs of aging, use products that will stimulate collagen (the protein that keeps our skin firm and taut) levels in your skin thereby reducing crow’s feet and other signs of ageing around the eyes.
How to use an eye cream
One of the best eye care tips is to make an eye cream an integral part of your routine. Make sure you use an eye cream in the morning before you step out and at night, before going to bed.
Here are a few additional tips to help you get the best results from your eye cream.
- If you can, store your eye cream in the refrigerator. A cold eye cream will help get rid of puffiness instantly.
- Always apply an eye cream with your ring finger. This finger puts minimal pressure on the skin and does not pull on it.
- Dot your eye cream onto your under-eye area, don’t rub it.
- Use your eye cream before putting on your makeup. It will help your concealer stay on longer.
Now that you know the importance of eye care, make sure you include an eye cream in your skincare regimen and follow some basic skin care tips to give your eyes the love they deserve!