The Eyes Are the Prize — How to Choose a Good Skin Cream

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With so many types of skin creams on the market, picking the right one is challenging. Generally, all good skin creams are able to reduce the appearance of wrinkles as well as fine lines and dark circles around your eyes. However, choosing the most effective skin cream will depend on your skin type, the ingredients and what your objectives are for using the product.

You can narrow down your choices if you know which issue you want to address. Some products can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging, such as anti wrinkle eye cream, while other creams are designed to go to work on those awful circles under your eyes and puffiness. Other products will tackle various skin issues, including reducing the appearance of lines, discoloration of the skin and general puffiness.

Day creams are generally applied in the morning or throughout the day as needed. They make your eyes look much better during the day. They’re effective in lessening the appearance of dark lines and puffiness around your eyes. A night cream is typically applied before bed and is used to repair and prevent skin damage during the night. There are also creams that provide extra moisture that are not marketed as either night or day creams. These non-specific creams are good choices for anyone with dry or flaky skin.

Each skin cream ingredient will have a different effect on your skin. Anti-wrinkle eye creams generally feature alcohol, caffeine, alpha-hydroxy acids, retinol, copper or vitamin C, which all firm the skin. Alcohol and caffeine dehydrate skin, making it look more taught, while the other ingredients stimulate collagen growth. Vitamin K, kojic acid and hydroquinone work to reduce the visible appearance of bruising and dark circles. Vitamin K works best to inhibit bruising, while kojic acid and hydroquinone are typically found in skin-lightening products. Products with SPF will also soften the impact of sun damage and protect you from the sun, which is especially helpful for sensitive skin around your eyes.

Various skin cream products are designed for specific skin types. Certain products are specially formulated for sensitive skin, which is important when using products around your eyes. You want to use a skin cream that doesn’t cause irritation or burning, so look for products that are labeled for sensitive skin or that are tested by ophthalmologists. For dry skin, look for a cream that both hydrates and protects.

The skin around your eyes is very sensitive. You need to take good care of it, especially because as you age the issues become more pronounced. Wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles and dry patches can materialize around your eyes without proper skin care. A good eye cream helps to prevent wrinkles and dark circles, making your eyes look brighter and more youthful in the process.

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