There are many skincare products for the face and an eye contour cream is only one of them. You may think eye contour creams are just another marketing ploy to get you to buy more products, but there is a stark difference between the skin in your eye contour and the rest of your face.
You may have good skin, but your eye contour area is the first part of the face to show signs of aging. If you don’t have puffy eyes, dark circles, or wrinkles and lines just yet, it is still important that you invest in a high-quality face and eye contour cream that is designed for your specific needs.
For Overall Maintenance
The skin under your eyes may still be in their youthful prime, but that doesn’t mean you can forgo the eye cream altogether. It’s best to start with a cream with a universally appealing ingredient, such as hyaluronic acid to encourage the production of collagen that keeps the eye area plump, smooth, and wrinkle-free.
For Puffy Eyes
Puffy eyes are caused by swollen blood vessels in the eye contour area. To treat puffy eyes, you must target the swollen veins. Eye creams containing cucumber and green tea extracts are best used for puffy eyes, as both ingredients are vasoconstrictors that can keep the swelling to a minimum.
For Dark Circles
Dark circles are caused by many factors, such as stress, heredity, or sun damage. An eye cream infused with caffeine can work wonders on those under-eye circles, and so can products with hydroquinone to even the skin tone and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) to slough off dead skin cells and encourage new skin to come through.
For Fine Lines
Fine lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles are the result of the many facial expressions you’ve worn over the years. The best way to combat them is by using retinol and peptide-based eye creams that stimulate collagen production to keep your skin plump and fill out those wrinkles.
With thousands of eye contour creams on the market, it is not an easy task to choose one. Follow the above-mentioned advice to choose the right one based on your skin’s needs.