What You Need to Know About All Things Eye Care

There’s a common misconception that skincare for your eyes should only be a concern after a certain age. The reality is, no matter how old we are, the skin around our eyes is the most delicate area of the face. So naturally, this means that we have to use a different level of protection that differs from our typical routine. But if change isn’t your thing, don’t be afraid! Here are some quick (and simple) ways you can incorporate eye care into your regimen. Trust us, your eyes will thank you.

Prevent common signs of aging (fines lines and wrinkles). 

Your eyes are one of the first areas to show the signs of aging due to thinner consistency of the skin and frequent facial expressions, such as smiling and squinting. Consistent use of a personalized eye care system will result in a diminished appearance of expression lines and wrinkles and is the key to prevention. Use a peptide packed eye cream at night, after your serum and moisturizer, to stimulate your skin’s natural repair functions. 

Minimize the look of puffiness.

Puffiness that comes from fluid retention can be caused by factors such as allergies, high-salt diets, sleep deprivation and aging. A firming and brightening cream includes ingredients such as anise oil and vitamin E to reduce these visible signs of fatigue and weariness. Apply a pea size amount to the under eye area in the morning (before makeup) to brighten and firm for a well-rested look.

Reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Many of us live with the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. This comes along with aging but can also be hereditary. Minimize the look of discoloration by incorporating a color correcting eye gel for brightening and an antioxidant rich eye cream to nourish and protect the area. Ingredients such as lupin and licorice extract reduce puffiness and the look of dark circles. These products can be layered, one on top of the other both day and night. 

Even your skin tone.

Tired, rough and dull skin happens for a variety of reasons, but two big factors are dehydration and environmental aggravation. A natural eye cream formulated with moisturizing ingredients can help minimize the effects of these stressors. Add in rejuvenating creams packed with antioxidants like vitamin E to help keep irritants at bay. You'll have glowing, even skin in no time.

Prep your skin for makeup.

The best primer to any makeup routine, is an effective skincare routine. An efficient eye care system does a fantastic job of smoothing the appearance of fine lines and puffiness. This ultimately provides the perfect base to apply your makeup more evenly, and keeps it from building up in expression lines over the course of day.