Let’s talk about eye creams! There’s a lot of controversy as to whether or not these types of products are a must in your routine, so we’re here to share our insight with a few Dos and Don’ts. Here’s the scoop:
DON’T sweat it if you don’t use an eye cream
If you’re someone who prefers not to use an eye cream – perhaps in order to save time or money, or just due to personal preference – the good news is that that’s totally okay! There are plenty of ways to care for your skin in the undereye area without purchasing products specifically targeted for eye care. Keep reading for more tips!
DON’T neglect the eye area completely
What is most important to take into consideration when choosing skin care for the eye area is that the skin under and around the eyes is very thin and fragile. These zones don’t produce much in the way of moisture naturally. Therefore, it is always going to be beneficial to show them some love with products that hydrate and moisturize. You can also do a lot to improve the appearance of the skin in this area by performing gentle massage/pat with your finger.
DO consider utilizing other facial care products
Some more good news when it comes to treating your eyes is that, for the most part, you can simply use the same products you use for the rest of your face. Most serums, moisturizers, facial oils and masks contain plenty of active ingredients on par with what’s found in most eye creams. All you have to do is carry a bit of your favourite serum or face cream up to the orbital bone when applying, and you’ll be able to reap all the benefits.
DO look for ingredients that target eye concerns
As a result of the skin being so delicate near the eyes, these areas are also more likely to show signs of fatigue, dehydration, lack of circulation in the skin, and other internal imbalance. These will manifest as common cosmetic concerns such as dark circles, and puffiness but can be best addressed with specific active ingredients. For example, omega oils are created for replenishing moisture, whereas antioxidants such as vitamins C and E promote brightening and protect against environmental stress. Our Radiance Brightening Serum is perfect for added hydration and brightening the delicate eye area.
If you love your eye cream and feel it gets great results, there’s nothing wrong with keeping it in the rotation. However, if you’re on the fence or not ready to commit, that’s perfectly fine too. What matters most is finding rituals that work for you, and are sustainable for the long haul. Don’t shop just based on the bullet point claims on the side of the box, ITS MARKETING, simply compare the ingredient list with your current products to determine if it is needed.
Whatever your skincare routine looks like, we hope you have clarity in your steps as everyone deserves OPTIMAL skin health. Let’s age vibrantly together! - Jaime