Making Monday Pretty: What You Need to Know About Eye Creams September 22 2014

Eye creams. Amongst the many lotions and potions in our bathroom cabinets, do we really need this extra step? Can our regular creams do the trick? And if you do need one, how exactly should you be using it? Below, some answers to these perplexing questions.

1. Yes, you do need an eye cream. The skin around your eyes is very different from that on the rest of your face, much thinner and more sensitive, and therefore requires different formulations that regular face creams. 

2. Look for key ingredients. Now that you know that you need one, what should you be looking for? Creams with collagen stimulating peptides and anti-oxidants help fight wrinkles, and extra hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid will help to plump up existing lines and fight a crepey appearance. We also recommend opting for fragrance free to avoid and possible irritation to the delicate eye area.

3. Apply correctly. To get the most out of your eye cream, apply it both morning and evening. In the morning wearing it under concealer will help moisturize and prevent any caking. Also, make sure to apply using your ring finger. This is the weakest finger on your hand so it will cause the least tugging.

4. It's never too early, and its never too late! Pretty much every time you make any sort of facial expression the skin around your eyes creases, which leads to wrinkles, and as mentioned before, because the skin here is much thinner it is more susceptible to damage. Therefore the earlier you start using an eye cream, the better, and if you're a bit late to the party don't fret, while no eye cream will completely diminish fine lines, starting at any age will help soften existing lines and prevent new ones from forming.

Have a beautiful Monday everyone!