Take care of your precious peeper or end up looking like a creeper.
Seriously, the eyes are the most fragile part of the face. The skin underneath the eyes is thin and doesn’t produce oil that’s why it is prone to fine lines and wrinkles. It also tends to sag as age advances. Eye bags, puffiness, and dark circles are some the most common eye concerns of women. Myself included.
With so many eye creams, treatments and other what-have-yous being sold in the market today, how do you choose the best product? Let’s begin with the basics by understanding these terms:
- Anti-wrinkle eye products are made to moisturize the delicate part of the eye. They also help in the production of collagen which is essential in preventing wrinkles
- Eye gel relieves puffiness and best applied in the morning
- Eye cream works best for dry skin. Since the eye area lacks oil glands, it tends to develop wrinkles faster than the other part of the face
- Crow’s feet are the first wrinkles to appear in anyone’s face. It is usually caused by sun exposure. Too much sun exposure without protection and smoking contribute to crow’s feet.
After applying moisturizer onto your face, dab a pea size of eye cream under the eye area, starting from the bottom, moving outward. Lightly massage onto the side of eyes where wrinkles or crow’s feet are most likely present. Continue over the lid area. Remember, eye cream is not meant to solve wrinkles overnight so make it part of your regular beauty regimen.
In no particular order, here are my favorite eye treatments:
Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream is made with a combination of plant extracts that help nourish the under eye area, prevent wrinkles, and improve elasticity. It is mildly scented and ophthalmologist-tested. Murad Renewing Eye Cream reduces puffiness, crow’s feet and dark circles. It is made with natural emollients which provides moisture. Olay’s Anti-wrinkle eye cream contains Vitamins B and E plus pro-retinol which help reduce wrinkles while replenishing the skin with nutrients.
As in my previous posts, take time to read the label and choose which best suits you.
Because your eyes deserve to look fabulous. Always.