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Why Should I Use an Eye Cream?

“Your eye cream is doing more than you think! Why eye cream is among the most important in your skin care regimen.”

Eyes are the windows to the soul. If clichés have taught us anything, it is that people really care about eyes and how they look. Your eyes are likely the first to expose the effects of too many late nights, glasses of wine, and the heart broken salty tears from the night before.

Here is eye cream coming to the rescue, helping to nourish the skin and preventing dullness. Depending on the specific active ingredients within, they help fight puffiness and brighten the eyes. They also soften fine lines and make the skin under the eyes appear more youthful.

 

Why Do I Need to Use Eye Cream?

A lot of GMALubers ask us if the eye cream is even necessary in the first place. After all, can’t you just use your facial moisturiser instead? You can, but eye creams are specially formulated to cater to the skin around your eyes, which is extra delicate and very different from the rest of your face.

 

For Hydration:
Skin around your eyes is 40% thinner than the rest of your face and it’s also the least elastic part of your face. This means it is that much more delicate, which also means it can crease and dry out a lot more quickly. It is also that much more vulnerable to environmental factors, like UV rays. Due to this structure, the skin around the eye loses hydration faster; it also does not produce enough sebum (oil), which acts like a natural skin moisturiser, therefore it is up to you to provide it with extra amount of moisture.

 

For Anti-Aging:
The skin around your eyes is in constant motion and endures a lot of strain every day. Therefore it ages a lot more quickly; You blink around 10,000 times each day, and when you frown, smile, cry or squint, it creates tension around the eyes, let’s not forget all the times you rub your eyes, put on or remove makeup products. All these movements contribute to the development of the dreaded crow’s feet around the eyes. The constant motion also leads to collagen and elasticity loss and causes sagginess on the eyelids. Not only does this come naturally with age, but both internal and external factors like climate, hormones, smoking, poor diet and sun damage expedite the aging process around your eye area.

 

For Dark Circles:
Discolouration around the eyes can be a result of various factors, including lack of sleep, stress, smoking, sun exposure and shadows from the indentation underneath your eyes. Things like vitamins C & K, and kojic acid can help combat skin discolouration, while ingredients like peptides can help plump up the skin to get rid of the shadows. You can also look for light-reflecting ingredients in your eye cream to give you an instant brightening effect.

 

For Puffiness:
Look for ingredients like cucumber extract or caffeine which can help reduce swelling around the eyes. The undereye puffiness is usually caused by fluid buildup which swells up the tissue around your eyes. Many factors can lead to the undereye puffiness include allergies, sleep deprivation, drinking and diet, or just simply aging.

 

For Prevention of Future Damage:
One of the first signs of aging is sagging and wrinkles around the eyes. Using an eye cream, especially one that contains peptides or Vitamin A can target these problems and make a huge impact in preventing further aging. It is so much easier to prevent than repair it later.

Here are 3 exceptional eye solutions to keep your eyes as bright and youthful as possible:

 

  1. Environ Youth EssentiA Vita Peptide Eye Gel
    This advanced eye gel contains essential vitamins A, C and E, plus antioxidants and specially selected peptides like Matrixyl® 3000, Dermaxyl® and Argireline® to be used on the delicate and sensitive eye area to rehydrate and plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, giving the skin a smoother appearance. It also contains Tocopheryl Acentate, a form of vitamin E and an effective antioxidant that enhances the skin’s natural sun protectors.

 

2. PCA Ideal Complex: Eye Cream
This cutting-edge eye cream strengthens, firms and lifts the skin around the entire eye area, including the eyelid. Additional optical diffusers provide instant brightness. Formulated for those who prefer a creamier texture.

3. PCA Ideal Complex® Revitalizing Eye Gel
An all in one product to treat dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging eyelids simultaneously. It has a light, silky texture and can be applied directly to the eyelid to firm and lift.

Other useful tips:

Be gentle:
Taking off eye makeup at night before applying eye cream takes time.  Although it’s easy to rub away at stubborn make up, doing so can damage your skin and cause sagginess over time. The best way is to soak two cotton pads with waterproof eye makeup remover, hold them over your closed eyes and count to 10, before gently dragging the pads outwards along the lash line, careful not to tug or apply too much pressure. Apply your eye cream to two fingers on each hand and lightly pat onto delicate under eye area and around eye sockets until the cream is absorbed. Be very gentle, and do not let the product enter your eyes as it can cause irritation and redness in the eye.

 

Always wear protective eyewear:
Wearing UV blocking sunglasses can keep the skin around your eyes protected from harmful UV rays, fine lines, crow’s feet, and even skin cancer. Be sure to apply an SPF that is suitable for sensitive skin and is non-comedogenic to the under-eye area every morning.

 

Start young:
The best results come from prevention.  It is always better to prevent than to treat.

 

If you would like to seek expert advice on eye creams and a skincare regimen that work best for your unique skin, please contact us to book a complementary consultation!

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