Do you always look tired? Do your eyes have the raccoon effect? If so you are not alone.
The eye area is one of the first places that will show signs of aging. It is no wonder that my patients ask for recommendations for an eye cream that will address concerns such as fine lines, loss of firmness, darkness, and puffiness.
Keep reading to find out the 5 tips I give my patients every day!
- Look for eye creams that contain anti-aging ingredients such as antioxidants and skin replenishing ingredients. Great examples are glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, ceramides, peptides, retinol and fatty acids.
- An eye cream should be fragrance free. Included plant derived fragrances (essential oils). Fragrance is a strong source of sensitizing and allergic reactions.
- Avoid eye creams packaged in a jar. Active ingredients will deteriorate when product is exposed to the air. In addition, it is not very sanitary to dip your finger or a spatula into the jar over and over.
- Look for an eye cream with SPF 30 for am use. If you can’t find one, use your eye cream first then apply a layer of your favorite daily moisturizer with sunscreen. (as long as it is fragrance free).
- Have realistic expectations. Despite the claims (and the high price tag), no eye cream is going to erase 10 years. Instead, the goal is to hydrate, firm, and brighten this delicate area.
Buying an eye cream is not enough. There are a few other things you should be doing such as get plenty of rest, sleep with your head elevated, don’t smoke, and limit salt intake.
- Apply your eye cream with your ring finger. This area is so delicate so rubbing and dragging the skin is not advised.
- Store your day time eye cream in the refrigerator. It helps shrink those cells and helps get rid of puffiness so it looks like you had 8 hours of sleep!
Here’s to your perfect skin!
Creator & CEO of Perfect Skin Code