The skin around our eyes is the most sensitive as it is the thinnest skin on our body (10 times thinner than the skin on our face!). This means that it is the area on our face that shows the first signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. The skin around our eyes doesn’t produce as many oil glands or collagen as the rest of the skin on our body making it more prone to dryness and sagging, which could all lead to fine lines and wrinkles developing.
That’s why there are countless eye creams out there, it’s hard to know where to start. However, eye creams have one thing in common and that is to hydrate and moisturize the eye area. They are different from your face moisturizers because eye creams are made to be a lot more gentle and less irritating due to the skin around our eyes being so delicate. Taking preventative measures is key to slowing down the appearance of the wrinkles and fine lines that could develop over time as we age. So, when should we start using eye creams and what should we look for?
We should start taking care of our eye area as early as our twenties. It’s all about preventing the signs of aging by making sure the area is well moisturized. After all, fine lines and wrinkles can develop over time if the skin isn’t kept moisturized. To combat this, find an eye cream that contains humectants like hyaluronic acid or glycerin. Humectants are able to bring moisture to the surface of our skin as well as have the ability to hold it in. Finding an eye cream that has hyaluronic acid or glycerin is a great start for hydrating and moisturizing the under eyes to prevent signs of aging.
The Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream is a great eye cream to start out with for when we hit our 20’s. Not only does it have both hyaluronic acid and glycerin for moisture and hydration, it also contains Centella Asiatica Extract, panthenol, and ceramides to strengthen our skin barrier. These ingredients are not only gentle on the skin, perfect for even sensitive skin types, but it also ensures our skin does not lose moisture over time.
Eye patches also contain various humectants yet are a quick, and gentle way to moisturize. During our 20’s, we may also need brightening care for our dark circles from all the late-night uni studies! The Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Eye Gel Patch not only contains three types of hyaluronic acid (hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, and sodium hyaluronate) but also Goodal’s tangerine extract includes Vitamin C for a brighter complexion to help those dark circles.
In our thirties, it’s important to find eye creams that strengthen our skin barrier. A strong skin barrier means it can prevent moisture loss, protect our skin from external aggressors like UV exposure and pollution, and is less prone to irritation. These are all possible causes of signs of aging, especially around our eyes as it’s so delicate. We can achieve a stronger skin barrier by finding eye creams that contain various antioxidants. Antioxidants improve our skin barrier by neutralizing the harmful free radicals to prevent damage to our skin cells and tissues. A skin barrier that has the ability to block out factors causing distress to our skin means fewer signs of aging to our under eyes.
An eye cream that has high amounts of antioxidants is the Benton Fermentation Eye Cream. This eye cream contains two key ingredients, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate and Bifida Ferment Lysate. As the name suggests, these ingredients are the end result of a fermentation process in order for the product to be rich in antioxidants. Not only that, the process reduces the ingredient’s molecule size for the skin around our eyes to absorb these nutrients more effectively. Benton Fermentation Eye Cream’s high amount of antioxidants are able to better sink into the skin around our eyes so we can have a stronger skin barrier to avoid fine lines, and wrinkles caused by the external environments.
As our age increases, we may notice that the skin around our eyes is dryer, and there may be fine lines already forming so finding eye creams with ingredients to plump up this area. Finding creams that are rich in anti-aging ingredients like collagen and peptides is a must during this time. These molecules are formed naturally but as we age our skin slowly produces less of these. We actually lose 1% of our remaining collagen per year after we hit 35. Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks to make protein in our body, including collagen. These are what help achieve a wrinkle-free appearance. Peptides have the ability to sink deep into the skin and signal our cells to produce more collagen and elastin which is exactly why we should be incorporating more of it in our eye creams. Without peptides, collagen, and elastin the skin around our eyes are more likely to sag, forming wrinkles and fine lines.
The Heimish Marine Care Eye Cream contains these peptides in order for the skin around our eyes to increase its elasticity to look more plump and supple. This eye cream also includes countless marine ingredients that are high in minerals to counteract aging concerns. These marine ingredients include seaweed and algae as they have been researched to contain plenty of antioxidants and anti-aging properties such as Vitamin C and E This rich cream provides adequate moisture, ideal for the dry skin around our eyes, and with the combination of peptides and marine ingredients found in this cream, it will help increase the elasticity of the skin’s eye area to plump up the area.
And of course, we cannot forget sunscreen, a must for everyone! Protect your skin from those harmful UV rays with SPF, the ultimate culprit to aging. Along with the help of an eye cream that is suitable for your age, we can give the correct care it needs to prevent the signs of aging around our eye area. But remember that aging is a normal process and it’s something we shouldn’t stress over it. The key to youthfulness is staying healthy and happy!
Thanks for taking the time to learn about anti-aging care for our under eyes with me.
Until next time!