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Skin Care Products > Articles > Taking Care Of Your Eye Contours With Eye Creams

Taking Care Of Your Eye Contours With Eye Creams

Posted On: - 2009-09-16 05:48:56


If eyes are the window to the soul, your eye contours are what makes the way beautiful. The skin around the eye are is extremely thin and delicate. And this is because, it is the first place to show signs of damage and aging. Wrinkles, crow's feet, puffiness and dark circles under the eyes are some of the most of common concerns.

Here are some tips to combat the various skin concerns

Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes are caused by the prolonged and unprotected exposure to sunlight. The UVA rays present in the sunlight break down the collagen and elastin molecules thus causing the skin to sag and develop wrinkles. Moreover, the skin around the eyes contain very less oil glands and so it is unable to compensate for the dryness. This further accelerates the formation of wrinkles. That is why it is important to use eye creams containing potent moisturizing ingredients that hydrate the area and keep it smooth and supple.

Product Suggestions:

Kinerase Intensive Eye Cream
This is a powerful moisturizer that reduces fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area very gently. It is a highly emollient cream is a great night cream for reducing the signs of aging around the eyes.

Kinerase Pro+Therapy Ultra Rich Eye Repair
It contains 2 plant extracts that moisturize the delicate eye contours and reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. As a result, it improves texture and tone and blotchy skin caused by sun damage. This is a physician strength formula and is great for post procedure treatments as well.

La Roche-Posay Active C Eyes
It soothes the delicate eye area and removes wrinkles, fine lines and dark circles. It also contains the La Roche-Posay thermal spring water for additional antioxidant benefits.

Puffiness
Puffiness around the eyes can be caused by a variety of reasons like water retention, heredity causes, allergies, smoking nicotine or even leaving make-up on the face overnight. While some of the factors like heredity and hormonal changes cannot be controlled, you can definitely prevent the others by practicing proper skin care. Use eye care products rich in anti-inflammatory ingredients that help to smooth and calm the skin.

Product Suggestions:

Kinerase Under Eye Rescue Cream
This is a superb eye treatment that contains Kinetin, a plant based ingredient that helps retain moisture. The highly developed peptide formula is great for aging and stressed skin and relieves puffiness.

Is Clinical C Eye Advance
It diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and eye puffiness. It contains antioxidants and brightens dark circles under the eyes. It also increases collagen production within the skin tissues and protect it from the UV rays of the sun. moreover, it Vitamin C and Copper Tripeptide.

Dark Circles and Sun Spots

Dark circles and sun spots are caused by sun damage. It may also be a result of veins and capillaries showing through the skin and lack of sleep. There are cases when dark under eye circles are hereditary. Its just that some people are more prone to natural dark pigmentation that others. Also, dark circles are more prominent on dry and dull skin. Use eye products that contain optical light diffusers that diminish the appearance of dark circles by reflecting off the light. Also make sure that the eye cream contains SPF to protect against further sun damage.

Product Damage:

Nia 24 Eye Repair Complex
It is very effective in improving the skin tone and hyperpigmentation around the delicate eye area for a brighter and youthful appearance. It contains a variety of proven ingredients to promote radiant and youthful eyes and also reduces puffiness, illuminates, and reduces wrinkles. It contains Pro-Niacin, a clinically proven ingredient to improve skin tone, texture and hyperpigmentation; Matrixyl that reinforces collagen and elastin to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles; Vitamin C, Licorice and White Birch visibly brighten to illuminate under eye discoloration and Caffeine to help reduce the appearance of puffiness. It is non-comedogenic and fragrance free.

Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Cream (formerly Night Eye Cream)
This is a vital part of anti aging skin care. It improves the elasticity of the skin which makes it firmer which also adds a glowing youthful look to your skin. The Eye Treatment Cream reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and replenishes the lost elastin and collagen fibers on the body.

Dr. Marilyn Syrett is a certified physician and has an ardent interest in various aspects of anti-aging skin care and cosmetic skin care products. She earned a bachelor’s degree at UC Santa Barbara in Pharmacology before continuing going to the osteopathic medical school at Western University of Health Science in Pomona and completing her residency in anesthesiology at UC Irvine Medical Center.