When Eye Creams Are Necessary + the Best Way to Use Them!

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There Are 2 Schools of Thought on Eye Creams.

Fans of eye creams love them because they stay on the skin around the eyes. Most facial expressions cause the skin around the eyes to move. And when you consider that our eyes blink about 21,000 times a day, a cream that stays put is quite a feat!

The thicker texture of eye creams is what allows them to stay firmly in place. Face creams often don’t adhere to the eye area as well. Additionally, because eye creams include more emollients, they moisturize the eye area and can diminish the appearance of wrinkles.

Critics of eye creams say they aren’t necessary. They feel this way because many moisturizers and eye creams have essentially the same ingredients.

The best eye product is the one that works for you!

In short, consider using a dedicated eye cream if regular face creams migrate from your eye area. You’ll know your eye cream isn’t staying where you put it if you get eye irritation, stinging, or burning. If you wear contacts, are prone to eye irritation, have sensitive or dry skin, try an eye cream. Because they are made specifically for the delicate skin around your eyes, an eye cream might be the answer you’ve been looking for.

What's the best way to apply an eye cream?

“The best way to put on an eye cream is to tap it in with your fourth finger. You want light pressure,” says Dermatologist, Dr. Jeannette Graf.  “I like to start on the inner aspect of the brow and go around the entire eye area. Everyone just covers the crow’s-feet, and I don’t understand why, because the ‘eye area’ is the entire upper brow, outer crow’s-feet, and under the eye. You’ve got to put something under your brow bone. That area can get crepey and loose and wrinkled, so you want to keep everything as firm as you can.”

SkinCeuticals makes A.G.E. Eye Complex.

In most people, signs of aging are most noticeable around their eyes. A.G.E. Eye Complex is specially formulated to:

  • Reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and wrinkles
  • Improve the look of dark circles and puffiness
  • Improve the appearance of skin firmness and elasticity
  • Restore comfort to dry, aging skin
  • Boost radiance of tired, dull eyes

You may also be interested in our blog posts, How Collagen Supplements Make Your Skin Act Younger AND Microblading Eyebrows | How to Find the Best Brow Artist.

Thanks for reading!

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Amy Takken, RN

Amy Takken is a registered nurse with 20+ years of experience helping people improve their health. Her in-depth skincare articles have been featured on Nazarian Plastic Surgery and The Palm Beach Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery. She's also been quoted on Dermascope.com.

Amy loves research and constantly watches for new products and treatments to help you improve your skin’s health – because healthy skin is beautiful! To reach Amy, visit our contact page.

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