If you believe the eyes are the window to the soul, its best not to allow these theoretical windows to appear neglected and uncared for.
We want, nay need different recipes in the morning (coffee) and at night (our friend’s HBO GO login). So do our tired eyes.
IN THE MORNING…
During the day, use an eye cream that’s high in antioxidants to protect the eye area from environmental free radical damage. Another, game-changing characteristic is a formula with a little nip to it.
“An eye treatment that provides a cooling sensation to the eye area will reduce the appearance of puffiness and morning darkness. Vitamin C, which stimulates collagen, fights free radical damage, and reduces undereye pigmentation. You can find it in her Vitamin C Eye Brightener, which has a cooling gel texture.
Before bed, use a nourishing eye cream to provide essential hydration to the delicate skin around the eye. It should be formulated with the highest concentration of wrinkle-repairing and firming ingredients, like peptides and antioxidants, to help to improve and correct the appearance of dryness, fatigue, and expression lines.”
While the formula can be richer than its morning counterpart, you don’t want it to be weighed down by heavy oils, like mineral oil and petrolatum, that tug on skin and can deposit into the eyes. Lastly, it should also be fragrance free. Avoid eye creams with fragrance, perfume, or parfum listed on the bottle or jar as it can lead to watery, irritated eyes.
Whether its lack of sleep or allergies, wrinkles or shadows, an eye cream is sure to minimize any damage.