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Do You Really Need an Eye Cream?


"You’ve heard the promises: Eye creams reduce or even erase the signs of aging: fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. But aren’t eye creams just more expensive moisturizers in a smaller package? Not necessarily.

Eye creams are formulated specifically for the delicate skin around the eye, so they tend to be thicker. They contain more oil than a regular facial cream, and they have a lot of active ingredients aimed at the problems we see around the eyes.

The skin around the eyes is more fragile, more prone to dryness, and quicker to show age and fatigue. Squinting and constant movement of the eyes also hasten the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and fluids collect under the eyes and cause puffiness and dark circles. Eye creams can address some of these issues.

Fine lines and wrinkles come from both sun damage and a natural reduction in the skin’s collagen production as you age. Collagen helps maintain skin’s elasticity. Studies of skin creams show vitamin C, peptides, such as palmitoyl pentapeptide, and retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, have boosted collagen production. Ceramide and hyaluronic acid are moisturizers that help prevent water loss in the skin and improve elasticity. Retinol can be harsh on some skin.

Dark circles under the eyes come from genes, sun damage, age, and blood build-up. Sodium ascorbate, or vitamin C, can thicken the skin and help conceal dark circles. Niacinamide, or vitamin B3, and kojic acid can lighten dark circles by suppressing production of melanin, a natural substance in the body that absorbs light and darkens skin. Unfortunately, nothing you can do about genetic dark circles.

Puffiness is a buildup of fluid and blood under the eyes. Some studies show that caffeine can increase circulation, which could reduce puffiness. Other studies show that cold temperatures are just as effective to treat puffiness. That’s why some people refrigerate their eye creams.

The Proper Way To Apply Eye Cream!

Effective way to work an eye cream is to pat under the eye using the ring finger. You use the ring finger because it is your weakest finger and you use the least amount of pressure. Continue to the upper lid and to the temples to address all areas of the skin surrounding the eye."

One of our favorites eye creams: Osmosis Refresh.

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Source: WebMD 

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