What’s the best way to build your morning skincare routine? Make sure you have the basics right. The Pestle & Mortar morning routine shows you how.
When and why to start using an eye cream
Whether you’re starting to worry about finding the right eye cream for dark circles and puffiness or an eye cream for wrinkles, or simply a puffy eyes treatment that works like magic, one thing is for sure: eyes need special skincare treatment.
The question is, why should you include an eye cream in your skincare routine and what age is the right age to start?
Why you need an eye cream
Did you know that the skin around the eyes is under the strain of 22 muscles in perpetual motion and 10,000 blinks per day! It is also 10 times thinner than the skin on the face.
Squinting and constant movement of the eyes speeds up the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and fluids collect under the eyes to cause dreaded puffiness and dark circles.
All of which means that the skin around the eye area needs to be treated with products that are super-lightweight and formulated to address key eye area concerns. Your regular moisturiser will generally be too heavy for the task, and won’t contain the ingredients that eye area skin needs to thrive.
Where there is an ingredient overlap between moisturiser and eye cream, the concentration is important. In an eye cream, the formulation accounts for delicate eye area skin in terms of ingredient concentration, texture, and type of ingredient.
What’s the best age to start?
While there’s no exact age, most dermatologists agree on ‘the earlier the better’ because prevention is more effective than cure. A lot of people start using an eye cream when they notice dryness under the eyes, or when they become concerned about dark circles, fine lines, crepiness, and undereye puffiness.
You can start using a lightweight eye cream as early as your 20s to protect, nourish, and hydrate delicate eye area skin.
The power of beauty sleep
7-9 quality hours of sleep per night enhances your appearance because your skin makes new collagen while you sleep leading to fewer wrinkles. Also, the body boosts blood flow to the skin when we sleep, leading to a glowing, refreshed complexion.
When you don’t get enough rest, your body’s circulatory system is compromised. Blood stagnates in the vessels under the eyes because they haven’t properly drained. When you are tired, it shows – lack of sleep leads to visible puffiness and dark circles.
Using an eye cream formulated with key active ingredients before bed will boost your skin’s natural rejuvenation processes.
Get the most out your eye cream
Recover is a lightweight, nourishing and non-irritating eye-cream that’s packed with multi-tasking ingredients specifically targeted to address eye area skin concerns. Irish Moss extract hydrates, enhances skin texture and has proven anti-ageing effects. A powerful peptide complex restores suppleness and evens out skin tone. Coffee seed extract fights free radicals and stimulates circulation.
But it doesn’t matter what’s in your eye cream if you’re not applying it correctly. Read this post to find out the 3 rules of eye cream application so that you know you’re getting the most out of your eye cream.
The best ingredient for anti-ageing
…peptides repair, renew, and stimulate collagen and elastin and are gentle enough for eye area skin.
The best ingredient for puffiness and dark circles
…coffee seed extract stimulates circulation to reduce puffiness and help diminish dark circles, the reason why many people choose a caffeine eye cream.
The best ingredient for hydration
…squalane delivers deep hydration and is a natural ingredient that won’t irritate the eye area.