Today, I want to talk about a question that many people ask me: do we really need a separate eye cream? I hear this question a lot, and the short answer is: it depends.
Let me explain. The skin around your eyes is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face. This means that it can be more susceptible to dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Additionally, the skin around your eyes doesn't produce as much oil as the rest of your face, which means it can be prone to dryness and flakiness.
So, in general, if you're looking to prevent or reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and dryness around your eyes, an eye cream can be beneficial. However, not all eye creams are created equal.
First, let's talk about what you should look for in an eye cream. The best eye creams will contain ingredients that hydrate and plump the skin, such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin. They may also contain antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help protect the delicate skin around your eyes from environmental stressors like pollution and UV rays.
Now, let's talk about what you should avoid in an eye cream. Some eye creams contain ingredients like retinol, which can be too harsh for the delicate skin around your eyes. If you're using a retinol-based eye cream, make sure it's specifically formulated for the eye area and start with a low concentration. My absolute favourite is the one by Skinbetter Science called Eyemax.
In addition, some people may have an allergic reaction to certain ingredients in eye creams, so it's always a good idea to patch test a new product before applying it to your entire eye area.
Finally, it's worth noting that you don't necessarily need a separate eye cream. If you're using a high-quality moisturizer that's suitable for your skin type, you can use it around your eyes as well. Just be sure to apply it gently and avoid pulling or tugging on the delicate skin.
In conclusion, do we really need eye creams? If you're looking to prevent or reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and dryness around your eyes, an eye cream with hydrating and plumping ingredients can be beneficial especially with added vitamin A. A good quality moisturiser can also be used around your eyes if you prefer. On a personal note, I have always used a separate eye cream as I believe that the formulations are better for the skin around the eye.
Thank you for reading, and as always, if you have any questions or concerns about your skin don't hesitate to get in touch.