They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. But do you know that the eyes can bear one truth that you can never hide?
Aging is a natural process which the eyes are highly adaptive and sensitive to. Though you might want to conceal the years, the eyes can reveal some secrets you might wish you never had.
Aging is an undying concept in the field of cosmetics. Though many have tried, succeeded and failed in attempting to look years younger, you can never deny the fact that the ghost of growing old will continuously haunt you.
The eyes, specifically the skin area around them, are the most sensitive to aging. That is why you see crow’s feet earlier than wrinkles on other areas of the body.
Technically speaking, the skin area around the eyes is thin and dry. There are no sebaceous glands available within these regions to hydrate the skin and keep them at a young-looking state most of the time.
This is the reason why when aging creeps into your doorstep, the eyes feature some of the common signs of aging (dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles).
What’s an eye cream?
Eye creams are cosmetic products designed particularly for the skin area around the eyes. They are emollients or oil-based products produced to target early signs of skin aging.
What’s it for?
The main purpose of eye creams is to rehydrate and rejuvenate the areas around the eyes to prevent premature signs of aging, thus, making you look younger and better.
They are bought to:
- Hydrate the skin. Eye creams are composed of chemicals that help retain and lock in moisture to prevent dehydration of the skin. This prevents formation of furrows and creases.
- Repair. Eye creams are showered with extra doses of substances that stimulate production of collagen and elastin which helps in the repair and growth of healthier skin tissues.
What is it made of?
There are various ingredients associated with eye cream production.
- Retinol, a Vitamin A derived substance, is among the most commonly used ingredients in the manufacture of eye creams. Retinol is a potent stimulator of collagen. In increases new cell growth. The thing is, it is also highly associated with dryness and irritation. It is, therefore, recommended that consumers seek medical consult prior usage.
- Hyaluronic acid is widely used because of its hydrating effects. It has moisture retentive capabilities making it an incredible hydration system.
- Neuropeptides are renowned for their ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production. These proteins are associated with skin tissue repair and growth. For many clients who have sensitive skin, this is a good alternative to retinol.
Should you seek medical advice prior usage of these creams?
Eye creams are mainly marketed as over-the-counter products. In simpler terms, you are not obliged to get a prescription or seek a consultation before buying any of these creams.
However, for clients with underlying skin conditions, they are always encouraged to seek an expert’s opinion. Have a safe cosmetic day!