All About Eye Creams

All About Eye Creams

How often do we think about our eyes when talking about skincare? Not as much as we should. Yet the skin around our eyes is thinner and more fragile than on the rest of the face. It tends to show wrinkles and lines before the other parts of our faces.

Our eyes are also one of our primary sensory muscles, and we strain them a lot as we focus hard on our work, especially when using a computer. These stressors leave unwanted fine lines around the eyes.

That's why we recommend using a natural eye cream that hydrates the skin under your eyes, fading those unwanted fine lines.

How they work and when to use one

As long as we're awake, our eyes are always engaged. To combat the signs of aging around the eye area, we need to work on as many attributes as we can consistently.

Effective eye creams help prevent the signs of aging in the eye area while also reducing the appearance of any wrinkles and fine lines starting to form. Look for an eye cream that gives you these key benefits:

  • Moisture. The eye area has few oil glands, so as we age, this is one of the areas that gets noticeably drier. 
  • Hydration. Thinning skin around the eyes is a sign of aging. To remedy this, hydrate the skin to give the skin a full, dewy look.
  • Brightening. Dull-looking eyes make us look older than our age. So brightening up the eye area gives us the appearance of agelessness.
  • Strengthening. As we get older, the skin around our eyes becomes more fragile. Choose an eye cream that has protective ingredients that protect the skin from further signs of aging.
  • Firming and tightening. Gravity pulls on the skin around the eyes, causing sagging. Even though eye creams won't stop the aging process, they firm up the area to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Antioxidant. These agents don't have immediate effects on our skin, but they help to slow the appearance of the signs of aging by fighting the effects of environmental stressors.

How to choose the right one

Selecting an eye cream can be overwhelming because there are so many options. We always suggest that before you buy any skincare product, read the ingredient label. If it has alcohol, parabens, or other synthetic ingredients that irritate the skin, don't buy it.

Choose an eye cream that has a thicker texture, a lighter fragrance, and more soothing ingredients than your typical moisturizer. It should be ultra-hydrating and deeply moisturizing even in small amounts.

We formulated our Espresso Bright Eyes with these considerations in mind. We infuse it with soothing ingredients like aloe vera and shea butter to calm the area around the eyes. 

We also include espresso to stimulate circulation to help gently de-puff the eye area, grapeseed that tightens the skin and banishes dark circles, and Hyaluronic acid to plump your skin and revitalize its soft glow naturally.

Our Espresso Bright Eyes has no shortage of amazing benefits, so if you're searching for an eye cream, look no further.

Knowing how much to use can also be tricky. Every eye and eye cream is different. For our Espresso Bright Eyes, we recommend a pea size amount for both eyes. Whichever eye cream you use, don't overdo it because the skin in this area is so thin that it can soak right through to the eyeball, causing discomfort.

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When you might need more than an eye cream

Our eyes are unique parts of our bodies because they're exposed muscles, making them both internal and external. They're also connected to our kidneys and adrenals, so if you're experiencing internal issues, they can affect your eyes. In such cases, an eye cream may not solve your problems.

If the skin around your eyes is always puffy, the most likely causes are allergies, eye strain, sinus problems, or water imbalance in the body. We recommend consulting your doctor for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Dark circles that are much darker than your skin tone are a sign of increased blood stagnation. It can be due to allergies, lack of sleep, or a sign of a blood deficiency. 

Our eyes are some of our most-used muscles, and they tell a lot about our age, health, and happiness. When we're enjoying life, our eyes light up. Maintaining a consistent eye cream routine can be the key to giving your bright, beautiful eyes an age-defying home.

 

With love,

​The Sole Toscana Beauty Team