“Underneath my eyes the skin is dry and wrinkled what should I do?”
Almost any cream you put on your skin will do something even if it’s just mild hydration so yes, always use an eye cream. Whether the product you choose will help reduce wrinkles, puffiness and prevent more aging is another story. What you want to spend your money on are creams with active ingredients, products with medical grade ingredients that have been scientifically proven and studied to be effective.
The skin under the eyes is particularly delicate and ideally, just pushing your regular face cream into that area, is not the best scenario. Eye creams tend to be more moisturizing (emollient), which makes them better for the area around the eye (due to the lack of natural oil glands and moisture on the skin nearest the eye), and less so for the facial skin.
You want to look for eye creams that contain ingredients like :
- Vitamin C/Ester –C: which helps prevent and reduce sun and pollution damage and boosts the moisture content which helps thicken the skin. It stimulates collagen growth and tightens and firms the skin around the eyes.
- Retinol: an important and powerful antioxidant that stimulates collagen repairing and can slow down the effects of aging.
- Vitamin K: for dark circles which helps build strength in capillaries and repair present damage.
- Peptides: Encourage proper circulation and collagen production, reduce wrinkle depth and some may even mimic the effects of Botox injections.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Plumps dehydrated skin with moisture, holds it there and aids in the restructuring of damaged skin from within.
Some of the eye creams we carry that contain these effective and high quality ingredients are:
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by M. Wally