Do you find yourself looking in the mirror and thinking “Wow, my eyes look ten years older than the rest of my face?” The harsh reality is the eyes are the first place we show our age––simply put are not to be ignored. In fact, they should get your full attention from morning until night. So, if you’re asking yourself if you really need a moisturizer just for your eyes, the answer is crystal clear––YES. Here are five reasons why your eyes should be the focus of your skincare routine.
1. Your Eyes Are Not Your Face
The skin around your eyes has its own set of issues and problems. Drooping eyelids, dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines are all challenges that are unique to the eye area. The skin around your eyes is also thinner which means it absorbs ingredients much easier. That’s why the ingredients found in a face moisturizer should not be the same as what is found in an eye cream. Using the wrong product in the eye area can lead to irritation or redness, which no one wants. Our point? Products dedicated to caring for the skin around your eyes are important.
2. Not All Ingredients Are Created Equal
Your eye cream does for your eyes what your morning cup of coffee does for your mind––just think of it as your natural pick-me-up. Products containing key all-natural ingredients such as Lupin, Licorice, and Ginkgo Biloba help brighten, firm, and spark skin regeneration while boosting circulation.
3. It’s Never Too Early to Start
While it may seem like fine lines, wrinkles and dryness are an aging issue, eye products if used at a young age can go a long way in stopping these issues before they start. Prevention is a much more effective tactic than repairing, which is why it’s never too early to start feeding and firming your skin with a nutrient-rich cream that will help stimulate and protect the skin.
4. Other Benefits
One of our favorite professional tips is to also apply your eye product around your mouth, another area where people tend to show their age earlier. Those fine lines that start to appear around your mouth can benefit from your eye products, plus they will leave your lips moisturized and full––no injection needed. Just add that little bit of moisturizer leftover from applying around your eyes to your pout, and you’ll be amazed at the results.