While we can dream of having an eternally youthful complexion and wrinkle-free skin, reality has other plans. Regardless of our age, skin colour, or background, none of us is immune to aging. You can invest in skin treatments or cosmetic injectables to reverse the signs of ageing, or you can get on the front foot and use quality skincare now to protect your skin and slow the inevitable aging process. While cleansing, moisturising, and using SPF is a commendable start, you should also use a specially formulated eye cream daily. 

Our eyes, the windows to our soul, are usually the first place we see the signs of ageing; fine lines, puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles. The delicate skin near the eyes is different to the rest of the face. It has fewer oil glands and is particularly susceptible to sun damage, pollution, and dehydration – not to mention our eyes are one of our most utilised body parts. Think about how often you blink, laugh, and smile. Of course, you could try smiling less – or you could use an eye cream morning and night. With specialised ingredients, they’re perfect for the paper-thin skin under your eyes and target those dreaded crows feet, dark circles, and smile lines.

When is the best time to start using an eye cream?

It’s never too early to start caring for the skin around your eyes. However, most people will add an eye cream to their skincare routine in their late twenties once they start seeing subtle lines. Generally speaking, when it comes to warding off fine lines in the corners of your eyes, the earlier you start using an eye cream, the better. It’s also never too late to start a good eye care regimen, with notable reductions in fine lines and wrinkles after only a couple of months.

How does eye cream work?

As we age, the production of collagen and elastin (the proteins responsible for plump, youthful-looking skin) decreases. This is particularly true for the skin around the eyes. Eye creams work by replicating these proteins and contain unique ingredients to address dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness. The skin near the eyes is incredibly sensitive, so it tends to have a finer texture and requires more sensitive formulations than regular face creams to avoid irritation. 

What can eye cream help?

As soon as you apply eye cream, your skin will feel instantly hydrated. Over time, you’ll notice a reduction in eye wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles. But it’s not a cure-all. For the best results, we recommend staying hydrated, getting adequate sleep, and eating nourishing foods that support the skin’s integrity.

Eye wrinkles

It’s impossible to smile without using your eyes. In fact, it’s almost impossible to make any facial expression without using your eyes. In other words, wrinkles in the corner of your eyes are unavoidable. At first, they may be subtle and add character to your face; however, with time, they will deepen and make you look tired even when you’re not. Using an eye cream or an all-in-one cream like the derma lift 5.0 will help to minimise the appearance of wrinkles and smooth existing lines.

Eye lines

Everyone experiences fine lines around their eyes as they age; it’s a natural part of getting older. However, you’re only human if you want to swap these lines for a more youthful complexion. A retinol eye cream or specifically designed night cream will help to hydrate, tighten the skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines in the corners of your eyes.

Dark circles

There are countless reasons for seeing dark circles under your eyes, including hyperpigmentation, genetics, and ageing. You’re unlikely to get rid of dark circles completely. However, eye creams can minimise the appearance of darker skin under the eyes by brightening the pigment, constricting blood vessels, and hydrating the skin. 

Puffy eyes

Bags, swollen, or puffy eyes imparts a tired, lacklustre appearance. Getting a good night’s sleep is a sure way to reduce these symptoms; but sometimes you need a little extra something. When you can’t fit in a quick nap, eye creams can effectively hydrate, tighten, and reduce puffy, tired-looking eye lines.

How to apply eye cream?

  1. After you’ve washed and cleansed your face, apply a small amount of cream to your ring finger 
  2. Gently tap the cream under each eye, moving from the inner eye corner outwards. Don’t apply the product to your eyelid. Pat the product into your skin; avoid rubbing and tugging. 
  3. Wait for the cream to absorb before applying serum, moisturiser, and SPF.

Can you use a regular moisturiser around the eyes?

You’d be forgiven for thinking regular face moisturiser can be used around the eyes. However, these usually contain acids, fragrances, and oils that can irritate and damage the sensitive skin around the eyes.

Book an appointment today!

Say goodbye to dehydrated, puffy, and tired-looking eyes. You don’t have to spend a fortune on an eye lift or cosmetic surgery. Book an appointment with Regenerer to find your perfect eye cream, or discuss alternative skin treatments for getting rid of those unwanted crow’s feet.