Does Eye Cream Really Matter?
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably wondered if eye cream is really necessary – isn’t it “just another product” that you’d have to spend money on? Wouldn’t a regular moisturizer do the trick? These are some of the questions we’re going to dive into today. We’ll also cover how to use eye cream for dark circles and when to start using eye cream. Let’s dive right in!
Won’t Regular Moisturizer Work Just Fine?
Not necessarily. Hear us out.
The skin around your eyes is delicate and thin, and it's the first to show signs of aging. But, can you use retinol for under-eyes? Yes, in fact, you can. While not all retinols & retinoids are created equal, retinol eye creams are formulated specifically for that delicate skin— that’s why they have “eye” in the name! Retinol eye creams can benefit the under-eye area in a variety of ways, including the following:
|Improving Hydration||The skin around your eyes is more prone to dryness than the rest of your face, so it's important to keep it hydrated. Eye cream can help to lock in moisture and prevent dryness, which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.|
|Reducing Dark Circles||Dark circles are caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, lack of sleep, and dehydration. Using eye cream for dark circles can help to reduce their appearance by brightening the skin and reducing inflammation.|
|Reducing Puffiness||Dark circles are caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, lack of sleep, and dehydration. Using eye cream for dark circles can help to reduce their appearance by brightening the skin and reducing inflammation.|
|Improving Wrinkles||Eye cream can also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by stimulating collagen production and reducing inflammation.|
If you're looking for a way to improve the appearance of your under-eye area, eye cream can be a helpful addition to your skincare routine.
When To Start Using Eye Cream
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question – we wish we could tell you a hard-and-fast rule! Some people start using eye cream as early as their 20s, while others don't start until they're in their 40s or 50s. It really depends on your individual skin type and concerns.
However, we do know that, if you start to notice any of the following signs of aging around your eyes, it's a good idea to start using eye cream:
- Fine lines
- Dark circles
How Do I Use Eye Cream?
To use eye cream, simply apply a small amount to the skin around your eyes in the morning and evening. Be sure to massage the cream into your skin gently until it is absorbed.
Here are a few more tips for using eye cream, like our Retinoid Eye Cream:
- Use your ring finger to apply the cream. Your ring finger is the weakest finger, so it's less likely to tug at the delicate skin around your eyes.
- Apply a thin layer of cream. You don't need a lot of cream to get the benefits.
- Tap the cream in gently. Don't rub it in, as this can irritate the skin.
- Avoid getting the cream in your eyes. If you do, rinse your eyes with water immediately.
Rejuvaskin’s Retinol-Alternative Eye Cream
Not everyone can Here at Rejuvaskin we’ve created a gentle eye cream that can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. It contains botanicals and a high concentration of natural retinoids (our Tri-RetinX blend), which are powerful ingredients that can help to stimulate collagen production and reduce inflammation.
If you're looking for an effective eye cream that can help to improve the appearance of your under-eye area, our Retinoid Eye Cream is a great option.