The skin around your eyes is some of the most fragile on your body. The delicate nature of the area requires targeted ingredients to fight specific issues. While you might be tempted to use a face lotion to treat your under eye concerns, eye creams are designed specifically to treat the thin skin of that area, and thus do a more effective job.
Experts recommend getting ahead of under-eye issues by starting to use an eye cream before you see any of the following issues arise.
Eye creams fight wrinkles and crow’s feet
Decreased collagen production aids in the formation of wrinkles as you age. Wrinkles tend to be more prominent, or appear earlier, in the skin around your eyes due to the constant movement of your eyes. We constantly use the muscles around our eyes, which moves the skin more than most areas on your face.
Unfortunately, dark circles are passed through genes, but sun damage, age, and blood build-up can also cause them to form. Products containing Vitamin C help to thicken the skin and conceal dark circles.
You can use an eye cream to reduce puffiness
The skin under your eyes becomes puffy due to a buildup of fluid and blood. Studies show that cold products, or products stored at a low temperature, can reduce puffiness by aiding in circulation of blood in a certain area.
Caffeine as an ingredient in an eye cream can also do wonders by constricting the blood vessels under the eye, hence reducing inflammation.
Eye cream for sagging skin
As you age, your body produces less collagen, which leads to the skin around your eyes losing elasticity. Ingredients like Vitamin C, peptides and retinol boost collagen production, which helps the skin look more plump.
Products containing ceramides and hyaluronic acid, two hydrating ingredients, improve skin elasticity by preventing water loss. It’s important to hydrate around the eyes as dryness can exacerbate any of the above issues.