I Use Moisturiser, Do I Really Need Anti-Ageing Eye Cream?
With dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, our eyes are the first to expose our late nights and age - those traitors! Luckily holding frozen spoons to your eyes isn't the only solution to hiding your fatigue and age, introducing anti-ageing eye cream.
As you grow older, the delicate area around your eyes becomes thinner and loses elasticity- eek. Insert wrinkles and a face that starts to appear older than it should. Surprisingly, this area is the most often neglected in a skincare regimen, with many thinking a moisturiser is enough to stop the dreaded signs of ageing.
Now we know you may be thinking, come on guys, eye cream is just another moisturiser, but we're here to tell you that's not the case! Eye creams are specially formulated for the delicate skin beneath your eyes. They tend to contain more oil and active ingredients than other facial lotions to target problems around the eyes.
Do Anti-Ageing Eye Creams Work?
Think about how often you move your eyes every day. Squinting at your computer screen, blinking and making facial expressions at co-workers all tug our eyes in different directions. This issue, paired with dehydration due to the lack of pores around your eye area and your ageing skin losing its youthful skin "bounce" as collagen begins to break down, means you have an ageing issue on your hands - or, ahh, eyes.
Using an anti-ageing eye cream keeps the area hydrated and improves elasticity. Hydrated skin is less prone to fine lines, signs of fatigue and makes your concealer application super soft. An eye cream can also help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin as the cream fills the spaces between the skin cells, keeping the area looking plump.
Do I Need Eye Cream If I Don't Have Wrinkles?
If you are young and thinking that fine lines don't affect you, keep in mind prevention is better than a cure. Starting to use an eye cream early in life is a smart move, as eyes show your age more than any other part of the face. Treating them with care prevents fine lines before they appear, so you are spared the effort of covering them up with makeup later in life. By applying the cream twice a day, you can minimise signs of ageing and prevent lines from appearing earlier than they should - we wish we knew this when we were younger.
What Should I look For In An Eye Cream?
Just like you wouldn't wash your favourite delicates in bleach, you should opt for a gentle eye cream that won't harm the delicate area under the eyes. Avoid products that contain alcohol as it can sting and dry out the skin. The ingredients used for fragrance in these creams can often irritate skin and trigger a flare-up of allergies. Instead, opt for eye creams made using natural ingredients that not only combat the signs of ageing and fatigue but are also gentle and safe, helping to calm and nourish sensitive skin. Naturally sourced ingredients like sea buckthorn and resveratrol (a plant compound) help repair damage, hydrate the skin and promote collagen production safely without using harsh chemicals, which can do more harm than good.
How Do I Use Eye Cream?
We recommend putting your eye cream on as the last step in your skincare routine. Thoroughly cleanse the face and lightly towel-dry. Then apply a serum and your favourite moisturiser. Once they are dry, start by dabbing the eye cream below your eye and along the top of your cheekbone. Using a tapping movement, very gently blend the cream into your skin, making sure you don't get too close to your eye during the process.
Tip: When using an eye cream, less is more. Make sure you only use a small amount of high-quality cream. Use too much, and your eyes will feel heavier than all that baggage you take overseas.
There you have it, the ins and outs of eye cream. They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, so why not protect them and keep them looking their best! Believe us when we say that it’s something we can’t do without, and something that you’ll be grateful for years to come.
If you're on the hunt for a safe and effective eye cream, we have just the thing. Our high-quality anti-ageing eye cream is made from all-natural ingredients and is suitable for all skin types. If you have any further questions, click here to contact us. We’d love to hear from you.