Let me begin by saying… Eye creams do work and we all should be using one… okay well maybe not, if you’re under 18. 😂
The skin around the eyes is the thinnest and most fragile on the face. It lacks sebaceous glands, collagen and elastin fibers, which means it is more prone to dryness and dehydration. Since the skin around the eyes is constantly moving, this will naturally accelerate the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
The skin around the eyes is under the strain of 22 muscles in perpetual motion and approximately 10,000 blinks per day, which is why fine and deep wrinkles can appear prematurely. This constant motion from smiling, blinking and rubbing, needs support. An eye cream can result in fewer premature lines and wrinkles.
A study done on stretch marks in pregnant women is a powerful example of the effects of topical moisturization. It showed that women who applied lotion to their stomachs several times a day (any kind of lotion, no specific magic ingredient) had fewer stretch marks than those who rarely moisturized. When the skin is moisturized topically, it keeps the skin’s structure intact. This, in turn, keeps it supple so there is less wear and tear.
I’m sure we would all agree, even without the study, that moisturizing works.
Now for the beauty hack! ---> EXFOLIATE AROUND THE EYE AREA.
Your eye cream can't work as well as it is supposed to if there is dry skin buildup around the eye area. Exfoliating around the eye area will help the eye cream penetrate and hydrate better.
We recommend Firm and Refine Night Gel.
To effectively use Firm and Refine Night Gel to exfoliate around the eye area, pat one drop to the under-eye (the orbital bone, the bone just at the top of the cheekbone) and outer corner area and follow with Perfect Balance Eye Creme.
Eye cream can be applied to the brow bone but not for use on eyelids (we don’t want droopy lids before their time). Depending on the condition of your skin's barrier, a tingling sensation may or may not occur when using Firm and Refine Night Gel for the first time, and this is not an indicator of product effectiveness. Use 2-3 nights a week in the evening, but not on consecutive nights.
When used regularly, it will dramatically dissolve away dry cell buildup to reduce milia bumps, crepiness and the appearance of lines while helping to target early wrinkles. This also dramatically enhances the results of perfect balance eye cream when applied after.
The result? This gentle exfoliating serum will reveal a smoother texture with fewer visible lines and wrinkles while being safe for even the most sensitive eyes.
When using an eye cream underneath the eyes, only apply it to the orbital bone (the bone just at the top of the cheekbone). This prevents the lashes from lifting microscopic amounts of product that might eventually get deposited into your eyes. Anything that enters the eyes can be an irritant and cause unnecessary puffiness, which leads to premature weakening of the skin’s elasticity.
Use your ring finger to apply eye cream. It is the weakest and therefore most gentle finger, which makes it perfect for application to the delicate tissue under the eyes. Repeatedly pulling on the skin around the eyes will lead to premature wrinkles. We believe eye creams really do work and you should be using one.
However, keep in mind, an eye cream isn’t a quick fix. To quickly and dramatically smooth eye wrinkles away, you’ll need to look at more invasive treatments like Botox. An eye cream, on the other hand, works over time to improve and prevent visible signs of aging.
Eye creams will help to create an environment of moisture, which will prevent wrinkles and keep this area looking healthier. This is a great reason to commit to applying one both morning and night.
For morning, you can try the Hydro Therapy Roll-On Eye Serum.
Skin cells are like fish and need water to live, so you need to keep hydration levels up to prevent moisture evaporation. Which reminds me… always keep your bottle of D20 Hydra Mist within arm’s reach for that instant drink of water for the skin.
I hope this helped you to understand in greater detail the importance of using an eye cream. Leave any questions or comments below.