All about Eyes?

February 15, 2011

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I’m such a yo-yo when it comes to eye creams. De-wrinkle! De-Puff! Brighten!  These words are more confusing than helpful when trying to pick the right eye cream.  I’m wondering if they even work. I’m not going to lie,  it’s become more of a hassle then a necessity!

You’ve probably heard girlfriends say that you should start using eye creams at the age of 21 in order to prevent signs of aging. Really?  Or is this just another marketing gimmick that we women have believed far too well.

What we do know is that the skin under the eyes is very thin and delicate, which is why we should take good care of it.  One of my favorite beauty books, Confessions of a Beauty Editor by Allure, states that eye creams are not even necessary! Gasp!!!  A bit of an eye opener I’d say! (no pun intended, or was it?) The editor claims that the skin around our eyes “does not require its own product. Regular moisturizer works just fine.” Hmm, really? All these years of  being stressed out with what product I should be using and now I’m suppose to forget and move on? Sounds like a bad break up to me!

I couldn’t part that quickly, so I’ve continued my search for what our eyes really need.  Is this claim a myth or the truth?

It’s neither the product nor the ingredients that make an incredible eye cream, it’s the vitamins in the product.  You want to look for eye creams that are full of natural antioxidants, which help to rejuvenate many elements of the skin.  These antioxidants are most effective in thin skin areas (around the eyes). You also want to look for creams that have plenty of Vitamin E.  Combine that with a diet consisting of brightly colored greens and oranges and you’re well on your way to healthy skin.

To get rid of dark circles, look for creams that have vitamins K and C. These vitamins will not only lighten dark circles but will also give your eyes a fresher and healthier look. Caffeine is great for reducing puffiness in the eyes, so you can check to see if the product has that as well.

That’s really all there is to it! Nothing to stress over, we just need to accept the fact that we live busy lives and we’re gonna be/look tired!  Try to get as much sleep as you can, and work from the basics. If you get desperate, you can never go wrong with a little concealer and big sunglasses 🙂

Do you have any tips? Leave a comment below- share with the rest of us!