Let’s talk about eye cream today, the delicate care for the windows to our souls. Most ladies have the mindset that using a regular face moisturizer for their eyes will be sufficient and there is no need to use a separate product for those peepers. That is a big no-no and a misconception, so here’s some tips on choosing the perfect eye cream and its importance.
What’s The Importance of Eye Cream?
Our eye area is the most delicate and sensitive area on our face which requires extreme care and concern to prevent any issues from arising such as puffiness, dark circle and fine lines and wrinkles.
There are minimal oil glands around your eyes to keep the skin naturally hydrated, that’s why it is extremely important to find a eye cream that is hydrating too.
How Do You Choose The Right Eye Cream?
1. Know your skin type
The skin is the largest organ of the body and considering how much time you spent on taking care of it, it is important to know your skin type to select the right products to use. You may identify your skin type looking at this chart:
Dry, Combination & Normal Skin: Select an eye cream/serum that provides moisturizing properties for your skin. Take note that for normal skin, balance your skin with the right amount of moisture will do. Ingredients to look out for would be hyaluronic acid (also known as Sodium Hyaluronate), vitamin C & E.
Oily Skin: Select an eye cream/serum that will absorb access oil from your skin. Look out for the term ‘non-comedogenic’ on your eye cream. The term non-comedogenic means that a product has been specially tested and proven to not clog pores to keep your skin clear. Ingredient to look out for would be Salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid (also known as Sodium Hyaluronate).
2. Tackle your concern
After knowing your skin type, the next step is to know what are your areas of concern so that you can find the right eye cream to solve your problem. Here are some that we commonly faced:
- Puffiness: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by stress, lack of sleep and hormone changes etc. Choose an eye cream with ingredients such as vitamin E , cucumber and aloe vera which are soothing and calm redness on the skin.
- Dark Circles: Dark circles are caused by tiredness and staying up late at night. There are even evidence to mention that it is caused by genetics, aging and dehydration. Choose an eye cream with ingredients such as vitamin C and K, kojic acid and carrot seed oil to help brighten up the eye area and reduce eye pigmentation. You can try our Chidoriya Eye Serum here.
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles: Fine lines and wrinkles are not just caused by aging but other external factors such as sun damage, squinting, smoking and lack of vitamins etc. Choose an eye cream with ingredients such as Retinol, Coenzyme Q10 and grape seed extract, they are great to boost thinning skin and smooth out fine lines.
You can try out Chidoriya’s Original Eye Serum which tackles dark eye circles and fine lines.
3. Choose SPF during day time
Eye cream that provides SPF protection is extremely important as it protects the eye area from UV damages. Choose an eye cream/serum that provides SPF to prevent premature wrinkles and it’s reflective properties helps to brighten up tired eyes.
Tips: Try using a powder foundation with SPF on your eyes, it doubles up as a concealer and sun protection! =)
We also have blogposts on botox around the eyes as well as other forms of eye treatments if anyone is interested.
We hope that you have learnt something new from this!