Do you really need eye cream?
Eye cream: is it just a scam? Do you actually need it? After all, you have your daily moisturizer, sunscreen, and consistent aesthetic dermatological treatments like Hydrafacials, Botox, and Clear + Brilliant to maintain great skin. Isn’t that enough? The short answer is no, and here’s why.
Why your eye area needs love, too
We all love the miraculous results that aesthetic dermatological treatments promise. A few visits a year to your favorite dermatologist, and voilà, radiant, healthy skin. But what about daily care? Especially for that delicate, thin-skinned area around your eyes? Cue eye cream, the unsung hero of skincare.
While you wait for your next appointment, your skin (particularly around the eyes) still undergoes daily exposure to environmental stressors. Things like UV rays, pollution, and fatigue can cause signs of premature aging. That’s where the magic of the eye cream steps in.
What’s the difference between moisturizer and eye cream?
“But can’t my moisturizer do the job?” you may wonder. It’s a valid question, but here’s the difference: your standard moisturizer is the Jack-of-all-trades, while your eye cream is the specialist. The skin around your eyes is thinner and more prone to dryness, making it extra vulnerable to fine lines and wrinkles. Eye cream is specifically formulated for this fragile area, providing targeted, intense hydration and protection.
How to apply eye cream
The rules for applying eye cream? Think ‘gentle and minimal.’ Dab a pea-sized amount of the cream onto your ring finger. Why the ring finger? It’s the weakest digit, which reduces the chance of tugging and stretching the skin. Then, lightly pat the cream around your orbital bone, the bone around the eye socket. Always pat, never rub! The skin around your eyes will thank you.
Ingredients to look for in an eye cream
Shopping for the perfect eye cream can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. It’s all about the ingredients. First up, peptides. They help boost your skin’s collagen production, keeping your skin plump and warding off those pesky fine lines. Next, look for hyaluronic acid, which hydrates skin. It’s like giving your skin a glass of water, helping it to look refreshed and vibrant. Then there are emollients like olive oil, nature’s gift to skin. It’s packed with antioxidants to combat free radicals, and its oleic acid content helps your skin to maintain its moisture. Last but not least is glycerin. This is a humectant that attracts water, pulling in moisture from the air to keep your skin hydrated. Which eye cream contains all of these ingredients? Enter LaserAway Beauty Eye Opener Multi-Corrective Eye Serum that improves the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and protects skin from pollution and free-radical damage.
Consistency is key
In the skincare world, consistency is key. Daily application of eye cream, coupled with regular cosmetic treatments, can pave the way for radiant and youthful skin. It’s time to give eye cream the recognition it deserves in your skincare routine. Because great skin isn’t just a once-in-a-blue-moon kind of deal, it’s a daily commitment.