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If you’re like most women, you probably think that you don’t have to add an eye cream to your skin care routine until you are in your mid-thirties or even later…right? In fact, you might even completely bypass the eye cream section when you’re out stocking up on skin care products because you assume there’s still time before you’ll really need to use it. Sure, everyone gets dark circles and puffy eyes from time to time, but that doesn’t mean you have to start using eye cream on a daily basis…or does it? Not only can eye cream target the look of dark circles, dryness, and puffy-looking eyes, it can also help reduce the appearance of premature signs of skin aging like fine lines and wrinkles—before they start to rear their ugly heads! Hmmm…interesting. If you aren’t sure whether eye cream needs to make an appearance in your skin care routine, stick with us. We’re revealing all the reasons your skin care routine might not be complete without eye cream—and how to find the best one for your skin.
Beauty advice alert: You should start using eye cream sooner rather than later. In fact, it’s really never too early to start! Here are a few reasons why you should update your routine to include eye cream.
1. Use an eye cream if you have visible wrinkles. For starters, the skin around your eyes is thinner and more delicate compared to other parts of your face. This means it’s more prone to show early signs of skin aging such as puffiness, sagging skin, and yes, even those dreaded crow’s feet (you know, those fine lines and wrinkles that can appear near the outside corner of your eyes). Incorporating an eye cream from an early age can help maintain skin’s youthful look.
2. Use an eye cream if you have dry skin. When it comes to dry skin, the delicate skin around your eyes isn’t immune. In fact, the skin around your eyes can be some of the driest. Applying an eye cream can help to hydrate your skin and minimize the appearance of dryness. (Pro tip: Look for a hydrating eye cream formulated with hyaluronic acid, which is an ingredient that can help attract and hold up to 1000x its weight in water.)
3. Use an eye cream if you have dark circles or under-eye bags. This one is probably a no-brainer, but it’s still worth repeating: Dark circles and under-eye bags can make you look tired and worn out. And we’re guessing that under-eye puffiness and dark circles probably aren’t exactly your favorite look. Adding an eye cream to your daily skin care routine can help address such issues. Opt for an eye cream that is formulated to minimize the appearance of dark circles and under-eye bags as well as brighten the appearance of your skin.
Have we officially convinced you to add eye cream to your daily skin care routine? Now, pick our best eye cream for your skin from the options below.
If you’re in your 20’s…try the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur Eye, a smoothing eye cream that has light-diffusing pigments to help instantly reduce the appearance of crow's feet, dark circles, and puffiness.
If you’re in your 30’s…try the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power™ Eye Treatment. This luxurious, lightweight cream, formulated with hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and Pro-Xylane, can help reduce the look of under-eye bags, fine lines and wrinkles, and puffiness. Plus, the cooling applicator feels amazing! Massage the eye cream gently around your eye area until fully absorbed, morning and night.
If you’re in your 40’s…try the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Eye Renewal Eye Cream. This eye cream can help immediately hydrate your skin and diminish the look of dark circles, under-eye bags, and wrinkles with continued use over time. It can also help make your eye area radiant with continued use, too. Apply a small amount around your entire eye area using your fingertips and pat gently until thoroughly absorbed. You can use it A.M. and P.M.
If you’re in your 50’s or above…try the L’Oréal Paris Wrinkle Expert 55+ Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment. This eye cream formulated with calcium can help improve skin smoothness for a more youthful appearance. It visibly reduces visible signs of aging like crow’s feet, dryness, and rough skin texture. Every morning and night, apply a small amount of the eye cream around the eye area and smooth to absorb.
Now that you know why you should use an eye cream and how to find the right one for your skin, it’s time to learn how to put it on. Here’s The Right Way to Apply Eye Cream.