Anti-aging eye creams

You can dress young, act young, feel young – but there’s no fooling anyone with the fine lines and the crow’s feet around your eyes. And it’s even more infuriating when the crow’s feet start showing up before they’re supposed to, aging you beyond your time. Crow’s feet and wrinkles occur because as you grow old, the collagen in your skin starts to become loose. This is a normal and natural process. Also, if you spend a long time in the sun, or your skin is exposed to a lot of smoke and dust, then the damage to your skin may cause wrinkles to show up.

Proper skin care is therefore terribly important; moisturizing is key, especially if you have naturally dry skin. Using sun block should also become second nature – sunlight can be quite damaging to the complexion. And as always, the face must be washed thoroughly and often, to clean and unclog the pores.

There are a number of skin care products to help you do all that; the market is flooded with them, and there’s a good chance that everyone will find a product that suits them. However, no matter how well these lotions and face creams work, most of the time they fail to protect one area from wrinkle: the eyes. There’s a reason for that. The skin of the eyelids and the area surrounding the eye is much more delicate than the skin on the rest of the face; it stands to reason that products meant for the whole face may not be the best foe the eyes.

Fortunately, there are creams made exclusively for the skin of the eyes, designed to hold back the signs of aging. And they work too. It is natural to be skeptical, of course- it wasn’t very long ago that there were plenty of creams in the market which did absolutely nothing more than a regular face cream, but at four times the cost. People were better off with the old remedy of a sack of peas and cucumber slices against their eyes. Nowadays, there are several excellent brands of eye creams for you to choose from.

Usually, people who seek eye creams aim to solve three problems related to the eye. The first is dark circles, which are often a symptom of a lack of sleep but have a nasty habit of become permanent. They are caused by thinning of the skin, which occurs as we grow older, and the blood vessels below the skin become more visible. Then there are the puffy eyes, which are caused by stress, hormone changes, water retention and allergies. They lead to bags under the eyes, a sure sign of age. Finally, there are the wrinkles or crow’s feet around the eye, which are prone to appear as the skin becomes thinner.

It pays to do some research on the matter before trying out an eye cream. First of all, you should find out what kind of treatment your eyes need. For example, you may have crow’s feet and puffy eyes, but no dark circles. In that case you should definitely get a product that targets these two problems. Similarly, if you have dark circles and puffy eyes and no crow’s feet, get a cream that’s tailored to your needs. If you want to target all three problems, there are products that will do so, but they tend to be less effective than the creams which target specific problems.

Researching the ingredients for each kind of cream will give you a better idea of which one will suit you. Products which target puffy eyes contain retinol, caffeine, alpha hydroxy acids, copper vitamin C and peptides. Strivectin SD Eye Cream is one such product, and Kinerase Extreme Lift Eye is another.

Dark circle treatments usually contain kojic acid, vitamin K and skin lightening active just like vitamin C or licorice extract. DDF Erase Eye Gel is a good product, containing a large amount of Vitamin K to strengthen capillary walls of the eye.

Eye creams which target wrinkles and crow’s feet contain silica to smooth out wrinkles and hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin. La Roche Posay Redermic Eyes is a good cream in this category.

Last updated on Dec 14th, 2010 and filed under Beauty. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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