Guide to Finding the Perfect Eye Cream

As you age, it is inevitable that lines can start to form around your eyes, forming "crow’s feet", dark circles, and general sagginess around the eyes. These are some of the first early signs of aging for people with otherwise flawless skin. Men and women are often confused about how to address these signs of aging and what type of eye cream can help address these problems.

What Causes Lines Around Eyes?

The skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin on your face and some of the thinnest skin on your entire body. It is also quite delicate. With the inevitable loss of collagen that naturally comes as you age, it is likely the area that will show lines and wrinkles first. This decrease in collagen can lead to veins showing through your skin and becoming increasingly visible. This then leads to the appearance of the dreaded dark circles.

To make matters worse, the delicate skin around your eyes fills with fluid more easily than other parts of your body. This can lead to that puffy look that you get around your eyes. Squinting and rubbing your eyes can even create more wrinkles and lines. You don't want to walk around looking like you were up all night, so what can you do?

What Can be Done for Prevention?

Some things can be done to prevent or try to reduce the appearance of aging  around your eyes. One is to drink lots of water. When you drink water, it helps to improve blood circulation, which is often what causes puffy eyes.

When you watch your salt intake and drink more water, you can reduce your body's water retention. This will help to bring down the puffiness around your eyes. You can also splash cold water on your face first thing in the morning to help shrink the capillaries in your face, which will also help to reduce any puffiness.

Getting enough sleep consistently is another way to help fine lines and wrinkles. Hormones and biorhythms are released in stages throughout the night. When you change your sleep pattern, your body is slow to adapt to release those hormones which is why a regular sleep schedule is key. The result of not enough sleep can be a slow buildup of toxic substances in your blood, which can damage skin and lead to the telltale signs of premature aging.

The most essential thing, though, is to use a good eye cream to restore moisture and tighten the skin around your eyes. ALODERMA's Aloe Brightening Eye Cream is catered to countering the appearance of aging around the eyes and is in addition to several excellent facial creams made by ALODERMA on the rest of your face and neck to help combat the signs of aging.

How is Eye Cream Different from Regular Moisturizer?

Cream for your eyes is different from regular moisturizer. Eye creams are made to pamper the skin around your eyes and to be extra gentle.

Most eye creams are formulated without any common irritants, like scent. Eye creams should also be ophthalmologist tested, so they are safe to be used around the eyes.

If you are specifically looking to counteract the appearance of aging, it is a good idea to seek out eye creams specifically designed to tighten and firm skin. Some eye creams add polymers to form a film on your skin. This can make your skin feel and look tighter. It may also help your eyes look less puffy and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but these polymers can also be an irritant for some people, so make sure to test a small amount before applying to the entire eye area.

In summary:

1. Eye creams are modified for use on the more delicate skin around your eyes. Regular moisturizers tend to be heavier, and some of the ingredients may be irritating for sensitive skin. Regular facial moisturizers may cause burning, stinging, redness, and irritation when applied closer to the eyes.

2. Eye creams have ingredients that target specific problems for the eyes. Some eye creams have skin tightening ingredients to decrease under-eye bagginess and puffiness. They may also make the under-eye area appear smoother and firmer.

3. Many eye creams have collagen-building ingredients. Some eye creams contain peptides and other components that will help to stimulate collagen production in the skin near your eyes.

At ALODERMA, our Aloe Brightening Eye Cream is infused with peptides and amino acids to brighten, hydrate, and firm the eye area. Furthermore, given all of our products' primary ingredient is Aloe Vera, they are designed for sensitive skin.  Our Brightening Eye Cream contains 87% fresh organic Aloe Vera and is specially designed for the sensitive skin around your eye to improve the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles.

Trying to keep ahead of the signs of aging that show up around your eyes can be discouraging, but by following some simple tricks and using a high quality eye cream, you should be able to help keep the skin around your eyes bright, firm, and smooth.