What Kind Of Eye Cream Do You Really Need?
Taking care of your skin is so important. Although our skin is strong it endures a lot of damage and not all of that damage can be repaired. We need to be as gentle and as attentive to our skin as we can possibly be in order to keep it in good condition. The most critical part of protecting and treating our skin is our daily skin care routine. You should be washing, treating, and moisturizing your skin on a daily basis.
Many of us remember to moisturize our faces and lips but most people skip moisturizing their eyes. This is a big mistake. Eye cream may sound like an unnecessary step but the skin that is around your eyes is so delicate. It is put through damage by salty tears, rubbing when your eyes are irritated, and makeup.
Moisturizing your eyes replenishes this area of skin with nutrients as well as injects moisture that can be lost due to a cold environment and drying when the area is washed.
However, when many people do decide to invest in a eye cream they don’t know how to find a moisturizer that will be good for the eyes because they’ve never purchased this type of product before. Instead of a trial and error process we are going to tell you how to choose the eye cream for your skin. This article is going to save you time and money!
Determine what type of skin you have
The first thing that you need to do is determine what type of skin you have. You shouldn’t purchase any type of skin care product without knowing what type of skin you have. Understanding your skin type let’s you evaluate the type of reaction your skin will have to a product before you use it and how effective it will be towards remedying your health care concern. You can determine what type of skin you have by paying attention the amount of oil in your skin, whether or not you have blemishes, if your skin aging, and whether or not your skin is easily irritated. Your skin care concern could be anti-aging, dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, acne prone skin.
If your skin concern is aging then you should go for an eye cream that is fortified with plumping and restoring ingredients.
- Dry skin
If you have dry skin make sure that the eye cream you purchase is highly moisturizing and is thick enough to accommodate your moisture lacking skin.
- Oily skin
If you have oily skin you still need to moisturize but you don’t need an ultra thick formula.
- Acne prone skin
For acne prone skin stay away from an eye cream that weighs heavily on oils as they may break you out.
- Sensitive skin
For sensitive skin choose a cream that is made of non-irritating ingredients. If you know that specific ingredients irritate you stay away from creams that contain them and if you don’t try and find an eye cream that is formulated specifically for sensitive skin.
Choose a brand you trust
It’s important to stick with a brand that has a good reputation, especially when you are first delving into the market of eye creams. If you can choose a brand that you already trust and one that you have tried many products from. This way you will have a greater chance of ending up with a product that works with your skin. If you haven’t used many brands or want to branch out without taking too much of a risk try finding a cream from a brand that your friends or family have used and have had good experiences. You can also find a wealth of information on the internet about most brands. If there isn’t much information on the internet or evidence that consumers have used the product and that is verified and safe for public use then that is a sign that you should stay away from that product.
Choose products with less man-made ingredients and preservatives
Manufactures often fill products with man-made ingredients because they are often cheaper than harnessing natural ingredients and the motivation for pumping skin care products with preservatives is usually that it gives the product a longer shelf life. While both of these reasons are understandable neither one of them presents a good scenario for your skin. You should try your hardest to find a product that has a limited amount of chemicals and preservatives. Instead try and choose a product that is made with all or a majority of natural ingredients and that has little or no preservatives. It will be more gentle on your eyes.
Choosing an eye cream doesn’t have to be hard. Just follow these simple steps. Pay attention to your skin, and know exactly what kind of product you are purchasing.