The Importance of Eye Cream

The Importance of Eye Cream

Within the past year I have definitely been more interested in skincare and have developed a pretty good skincare routine. I’m still in my early twenties, but I realize that I need to take better care of my skin now to prevent damage in the future.

I’ve recently thought about starting to use an eye cream. To me, eye cream seemed like something I didn’t need to worry about until I was well into my thirties. After some research though, I discovered now was the perfect time to start using one for preventing early signs of aging.

Our skin naturally begins to degenerate at the age of 25, so adding this into my skincare routine now is a good habit to get into.

Eye cream can help prevent collagen damage, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. While collagen damage and wrinkles aren’t something I’m currently too concerned about, puffiness and dark circles can be found under my eyes after a late night.

The skin around our eyes is much thinner than the rest of our face, so it’s important to have a separate cream for that. Because that area of skin is the thinnest, it is the first area to show signs of aging. That area also has fewer oil and water glands so it needs more hydration than the rest of our skin.

I’ve been using eye cream for the past few months and I notice that when I apply a thicker coat I get milia around my eyes, which are basically annoying little white bumps telling you your pores are getting clogged as a result of using too much product. Perhaps as I get older I might need to use more product, but for now a thin layer is all I need.

It is important to apply the eye cream lightly as the skin around your eyes is more sensitive than anywhere else. I usually lightly dab it in using my ring fingers.

I’ve been using the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream in the morning and the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate before bed. These are the first two that I’ve tried. I haven’t had any reactions or problems with them, but since this a new step in my skincare routine I’ll likely experiment with new ones when I finish these up.

Is eye cream part of your skincare routine? Which is your favourite?