As eyes are a very sensitive organ, the skin around this area is also very sensitive and needs special care. Thus, many skin care product manufacturers have launched a range of under eye creams.
These creams are designed while keeping in mind the delicate skin around and under the eyes. Apart from pollutants and work’s stress, the aging process also affects the skin around the eyes. Fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness around the eyes are the common problems people complain of these days.
Caring for your eye skin
All the above problems find a solution with an appropriate under eye cream. These creams have special ingredients like vitamin e extracts and green tea extracts which help nourish the skin around the eyes. Massaging the area with such products boosts the circulation in the area and also helps add essential nutrients to the skin. These added nutrients aid the skin’s own repair system.
Wrinkles and fine lines might appear around the eye area initially because of aging or then because of over exposure to skin damaging factors like ultraviolet radiation or pollutants. Specific anti wrinkle creams are available to treat the wrinkles around the eyes. These creams (like Lierac Diopticreme Anti-Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream) also help get rid of puffiness and crow’s feet formed around the eyes. Crow’s feet refer to the bundles of wrinkles and fine lines developed around the eye area.
Proper way of applying eye creams
Eye creams are nutrient rich creams. Thus most of the benefit of these nutrients can be attained only when you make sure that the product penetrates deeply into the skin and remains there for sufficient amount of time. Therefore, like night creams, under eye creams also best work when applied after cleansing the facial skin properly before bed time. Once to twice daily application of such products is suggested, depending on the condition and need of the skin.
Mascara, foundations and other eye makeup products are often used to beautify as well as to mask the dark area under the eyes. Considering this, many cosmetic manufacturers have launched products which are mineral based. These products (eye make up by Glo Minerals) are friendly to the skin and also nourish the skin and help treat wrinkles and fine line.
Cleaning the skin of all the make-up before applying any under eye cream is a must. Make up particles stay on the skin and if not removed properly can add to the problem. These particles clog the skin pores and will add hindrance in the way of absorption of eye care products. Thus it is always preferred that you wash you face properly with a cleansing lotion and preferably warm water at bedtime, before applying the under eye cream. Eye creams are then to be massaged in a circular fashion around the area gently. This daily practice will definitely improve the health of the skin around the eyes and give you fresh looking younger eyes.
Naomi Andrews is an esthetician from Hawaii with 10 years of experience as a practitioner in a leading spa. Where she has had the opportunity to use various skin care cosmetics and eye care products.