The eyes have been referred to as “the windows to the soul.” As humans, the eyes are what we first look at when meeting or speaking with someone. It is also the first area we notice when we begin to age. Crows feet and wrinkles are most noticeable here first because it is the first thing we look at in the mirror. Wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness are major concerns because these issues make us appear tired, aged, and even sick.
The skin area around the eye region begins to age the quickest because the skin is thinner than other areas of the face and body. Not only is this skin delicate and thin, but it also has less fat and muscle compared to other areas of the face. One of the major mistakes my clients make is they use their facial moisturizer as their eye cream. Unfortunately, this does not benefit the skin because facial moisturizers are too strong for the eye area and do not penetrate into the skin properly. Since the skin around the eyes is much thinner, it needs a product that is specifically formulated for that area.
One of the best ways to repair and prevent damage to the skin around the eyes is to invest in an eye cream that is specifically formulated to fix the problem area. Not all eye creams are made and work the same on everyone. If you are young and your major issue is puffiness and dark circles, you should choose an eye cream that includes caffeine and is more hydrating. If you have noticed aging around the eyes, you should choose an eye cream that is specifically formulated for aging skin, and include peptides, Vitamin C, and retinol.
When applying eye cream, only a small amount is needed to cover the area. The eye cream should be applied around the entire area: above, below, and the sides of the eyes. The cream should be massaged in circular motions and upwards until the product is fully absorbed into the skin. After it has been absorbed, you can follow up by applying your moisturizer on top.
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