The skin around our eyes can be very sensitive and can give away our precious secrets! No one would even notice how tired we really are if our dark circles didn’t tell them first! Puffiness and darkness around the eyes can be a sign of many different things, such as – lack of sleep, dehydration, and even stress! These are all issues that can be frustrating and hard to treat.
Your eyes are one of the first areas to lose elasticity as your skin matures which basically means this is the area most likely to get wrinkles first. To prevent this, it pays to be proactive and start using an eye cream in your early 20’s! Some may think this is far too young but you would rather prevent aging than treat it. Eye creams are like a bodyguard, they protect your eyes from the daily damage that can cause premature aging. The sooner you find the right eye cream that works, the better!
Application of eye cream is something people are never too sure about. Is it to be applied over the eyelid or just under the eye? The area which ages first is the side of the eye. We all know what ‘crows feet’ look like! Under the eye and around the sides are the most important areas for product but you may also apply over the lid which hydrates the skin, especially if you wear daily eye makeup.
At Beauty Haven we are very excited about Dermalogica’s new and improved Age Reversal Eye Complex from the Age Smart range. It tackles all of the concerns we have such as aging lines, puffiness and darkness. New ingredients such as Microencapsulated Retinol, Ash Tree Bark extracts and Vitamin C all work together to make this product even more effective that before. Why not call in and get your free sample?
The Beauty Industry can be a bit overwhelming as there are many different brands and products available so I took it upon myself to do some research and find out which eye products are rated the most effective. From the cheapest brand to the most expensive, this is what I found -:
For tired eyes, Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Eye Balm could be your saving grace at £34.00! Ingredients like Chamomile and Arnica brighten shadows almost instantly. Double points for the metal applicator tip, which cools on contact to help refresh tired, sore eyes.
For dark circles, Dr Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark Circle Minimiser at £32.00 does pretty much what it says on the tin! Containing a mass amount of Vitamin C to brighten, this formula also encourages hydration to strengthen the delicate skin around your eyes helping prevent dark shadows. This is a pretty self explanatory product for any skin.
For normal skin, Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream at £22.00. This cream is great for every day use as part of your morning routine. It’s lightweight so absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. May also be applied at night.
For puffiness, Olay Regenerist Advanced Age Defying Eye Roller at only £14.99 is a brilliant option. The rollerball applicator is super cooling and instantly brightens your under eye area. Great for quick application and revitalising the eye area.
For aging skin it has to be Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex which we discussed earlier. At £59.40 this advanced, powerful eye serum banishes the signs of aging leaving the skin smoother and supple.
Whether it’s at the start of your day, as part of your morning routine, or before you go to bed (after making sure all your makeup is off properly), an eye cream is an essential part of your daily skincare regime. Some may think face moisturiser does the same job, but the skin around your eyes is much more delicate and sensitive and needs a softer product.
When an eye cream just isn’t enough, a Revitalising eye treatment could be the answer. Focusing on the eye area, this facial eliminates puffiness and hydrates the fine skin close to the eye area using Dermalogica products. At £30 this could be the boost your skin needs before that special event.
If you would like to find out more about the skin around your eyes, why not call in and speak to one of our Skin Care Therapists who would be happy to help guide you in the right direction.