April 14, 2021
I really love our Lime Caviar Eye Crème, especially after a sleep-less night. As I enter my 40s I have found that it is now an essential part of my skincare regime and I love what it does for my eyes.
If you are new to eye creams, you may be wondering whether or not you need one and whether it will help you. Well, I’m here to answer your queries and give you all the info you need on eye creams. Here’s just a few of the questions we’ve received lately and our feedback.
Q. Shouldn’t my normal face cream be enough and fulfill the same purpose as an eye cream?
A. Sometimes it is as simple as having a decent moisturiser that can be applied up to the eye area. However, it is important to remember that the skin around the eye is thinner, dryer and more sensitive than other areas on the face. It’s also the first to show signs of ageing (not a concern for all people but it is for some). Eye creams are designed to specifically cater to the needs of this area and focus on eye area issues, rather than the focus of general face creams (e.g. sun protection, pigmentation).
Q. I heard someone saying that dark circles in older ladies can’t be helped as that has got to do with age and bone density. Is this true?
A. This has some truth but only really relates to a certain percentage of the population. As we age we all lose bone density and the bones on the face are not exempt from this. This can cause dark circles in some people, particularly those with a lower bone density and/or lower body fat.
Q. I tend to get dark circles in spring and autumn and relate this to my allergies. Can an eye cream help with this?
A. Yes it may well. When you get allergies, you tend to get itchiness, redness, puffiness and sensitivity around the eye area. This is because the body is releasing histamine which allows fluids to flow more freely into affected sites. By applying an eye cream, it should help to move fluid out of the affected area and calm any redness.
Q. Is an eye cream really needed? Why should I stretch my budget?
A. Eye creams can be very potent products which are formulated to cater for very specific needs. They are helpful for looking after the health of the eye area (dryness, fine lines etc.), especially when your face cream is not suited to be applied near the eye (e.g., stronger retinol-based creams, heavily fragranced creams etc). They are also the perfect antidote to dark circles and bags caused by fatigue and fluid retention.
On a purely indulgence level, I really enjoy the feeling of applying a cream to my eyes. It feels like I’m giving my eyes that little bit of extra TLC, which also happens to make me look a little fresher and help prevent any further degradation in that area.
All in all, I would say that eye creams can be a very useful addition to the skincare regime.
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