Is eye-area skin care really important, or is it all marketing tactics to sell you face cream in a smaller container?
Here’s the truth: the eye area is almost always the first area of skin on the face or body to show signs of aging. That’s not just because the eye area sees a lot of movement (no pun intended)—it’s also because the skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of the face or body.
Some visible signs of aging that show up around the eyes as early as your 20s include:
- Crepe-like skin texture
- Dark circles (or worsened dark circles if yours are genetic)
- Fine lines
- Crow’s feet
- Deep wrinkles at the corners of the eyes
- A sunken or depleted appearance
- Sagging eyelids
- …and more
This list may not seem very cheerful, but some of those signs of aging are from living life! Those laugh lines? Beautiful. Dark circles? Maybe a new baby is bringing you joy…all night long. But the reality is, most people don’t want to see those reminders every day. That’s where eye care comes in.
Skin care for the eye area is typically thicker than facial or body creams, formulated with more oil-forward formulations, and packed with ingredients meant to target puffiness and dark circles. There’s really nowhere else on the face or body where puffy “bags” and dark semi-circles are an issue, so that’s one area where it’s obvious why a separate eye cream is needed.
The best way to target visible signs of aging in the eye area is to prevent it from happening in the first place. That’s why eye care is an important skin care step to employ even before you feel like you need it.
When searching for your first eye care formula, look for something that is designed especially for the delicate skin around your eyes. Featured ingredients like licorice root (brightening) and antioxidants will help the overall appearance of the eye area, while excellent moisturizers and protectants like ATOPALM MLE will help keep your eyes looking their best by preventing damage in the first place.
The long and short of it is this: you wouldn’t put a foot cream on your face, and you wouldn’t use nail polish remover to take off your eye makeup. So why use a face cream for your eye area? Switch to a dedicated eye serum today and see the difference.