Moisturizer, sunscreen, and an antioxidant-rich diet may do wonders for your skin, but don’t underestimate the benefits of Yoga and other forms of exercise.
Sure, it seems a bit much to apply nighttime moisturizer and then dab on eye cream, but it’s a step that gives extra TLC to your peepers. Here’s what to look for in an eye cream — and few tips and tricks for applying.
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Why You Need Eye Cream
The delicate skin around your eyes deserves a little extra love because there are minimal oil glands around your eyes to help keep them naturally hydrated. Most eye creams include more oils than regular face lotions along with active ingredients that fight a variety of problems found around the eyes.
For Puffy Eyes
If your eyes tend to be on the puffy side, which can be the result of allergies, sleep deprivation, or stress, look for eye creams with ingredients like caffeine or cooling cucumber.
For Dark Circles
Tackle dark circles, which often simply the result of aging, ingredients like vitamin C and K, kojic acid, and licorice can help fight that discoloration. Peptides can help plump skin and get rid of shadows.
For Fine Lines
Fight fine lines are a constant battle, but using an eye cream with collagen-building ingredients such as retinol while help smooth them out. Fine lines are going to happen, but using an eye cream will plump skin and keep eyes hydrated.
Tips and Tricks:
Eye cream warms once applied, so proper placement is a must. Dab eye cream one half inch above your upper lash line and below your lower lash line. Gently blend and the cream will end up right where it belongs instead of in your eyes, which may cause irritation.
Store your eye cream in the refrigerator so it stays fresh longer and the extra shot of coolness soothes tired eyes and eases puffiness. And who says eye cream is just for nighttime use? if your eyes are a bit tired in the morning, dab a little of the cold eye cream around eyes before moisturizing.
The skin under the eyes is super sensitive so using your ring finger, which has the lightest touch, is a good way to lightly apply without using too much pressure. And since the eye area is so sensitive, going with a fragrance-free eye cream is a good choice.
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