I may need glasses to see, but Honey, I can see those dark under-eyes from a mile away.
Just kidding, I’m actually practically blind without my glasses.
This blog post will be about proper skincare for the eyes! Now, I don’t mean your eyes-eyes. I mean the skin around them which is pretty important. As a girl who found out she has a sensitive eye area the hard way, I can say this blog is a must read.
Table Of Contents:
- Eye creams
- False Advertising
- Difference Between Eye Creams and Face Moisturizers
- Do You Need An Eye Cream?
- How To Do Skincare For Your Eye Area.
- Product Recommendation
- What Ingredients You Should Look For
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1. Eye Creams
Ooooh eye creams.
Eye creams come in so many varieties and can target many different issues. There’s eye creams for sensitive eyes, ones that target wrinkles, bags, dark circles, and so much more.
But do they really do what they say they do? Are commercials like this one (below) true? The first thing about finding the best eye creams, is to catch the lies when companies give them to you.
In the right photo you can see the eyebrow has been plucked, there’s highlighter in the corner of the eye, the lighting is brighter, and there seems to be concealer too. Quiet honestly, there seems to be makeup in the left picture too, but to make the eye area seem darker. Definitely don’t want to be getting their Avocado Eye Cream.
The Difference Between Eye Creams and Face Moisturizers
We all know about false advertising and that some companies can create traps to draw in customers, thus more money. But is entire skincare industry lying to us about eye creams as a whole?
Ask any dermatologist or beauty specialist about eye creams; some will say that eye creams are essential while others will say they’re just normal face creams with different advertisement.
What exactly makes eye creams different? Do we really need them?
After some research, I found these key differences between face moisturizers and eye creams:
Face Moisturizers’ main purpose is keeping moisture locked into your skin to prevent dehydration, but they also target other varying skin concerns depending on their active ingredients list- such as anti-aging and more.
On the other hand, eye creams are formulated to be gentler than most face moisturizers. They can have the same active ingredients, but they tend to have lower concentrations as to not irritate the eye area. They also don’t usually include irritants like frangrace or coloring for the same reason.
Do You Need An Eye Cream?
Now that we know there’s a difference, does this mean that we have to buy a $50-$200 eye cream now for our skincare routine?
Of course not!
According to The Skincare Edit, you should consider buying an eye cream mainly if:
- Your moisturizer is irritating to your eye area
- If your moisturizer is too lightweight or heavy (different skin types tend to need different moisturizer consistencies)
- You want to treat fine lines, puffiness, discoloration, etc.
- Your anti-aging treatment is too irritating
Finally, some concerns that eye creams usually target are:
- Fine lines
- Dark undereyes
- Dry skin
- Crow’s feet
- Sun Damage
2. Proper Skincare For Your Eye Area
Since our eye area has the thinnest skin of our entire body, it’s usually the first place to show signs of aging such as wrinkles. It’s also the most common place to develop milia, which is described as “milky bumps” around the eye area.
So, here are a few tips for proper eye skincare:
1.Don’t rub your products in
Again, since the skin around your eyes is very thin, it’ll easily wrinkle if you’re too harsh with it. If you’re applying a product, it’s recommended to just lightly tap it on instead of rub it in.
2.Don’t underestimate sunscreen
A lot of pigmentation is caused by sun damage and can be avoided with proper use of sunscreen. Also, the sun’s rays causes quicker and more visible signs of aging. You can wear hats and sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun too.
3. Product Recommendation
Here is a site that has put together a great list of eye creams recommended by dermatologists for almost every eye area concern: The 15 Best Eye Creams, According to Dermatologists
If you’re trying to lighten up your under-eyes, you’re going to want to find eye creams with active ingredients that brighten the skin. Some of these are:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Coffee/Caffeine Extract
If you want hydration, you want more ingredients like:
- Water (duh)
- Hylauronic Acid
Antiaging eye creams usually include:
- Retinoids/Vitamin A
- Green Tea/Caffeine
- Hylauronic Acid
For a couple of months now, I’ve been using CeraVe Eye Repair Cream ($7) for my under-eyes because it has Hylauronic Acid and Niacinimde. I heard of it from Hyram, a popular Blogger and Youtuber, and have been loving it! I have a really sensitive eye area and have had no problems with CeraVe at all as well.
That’s it for this blog post! What products do you like and recommend?
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-Love Moe ❤