Do I Really Need Eye Cream?
The most frequently asked question when it comes to skincare is about the eye cream, or more specifically, the true need for one. Let’s review the reasons why eye cream is important:
- Why can’t I use a face product (serum/moisturizer) that I already have? The skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate, and due to facial movements like smiling, is subject to more stress than the rest of the face. The eye cream is specifically formulated to address that difference in thickness and sensitivity. Also, the skin around the eye is more prone to dryness and requires balanced hydration
- What issues does eye cream address? Eye creams are formulated to address the most common concerns – the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. Most products contain active ingredients that address multiple issues but the selection of best suited eye cream highly depends on the patient’s main concern.
- How long does it take for an eye cream to work? Like with any other skincare product, one must give time for the product to start working and show signs of improvement. Usually, a minimum of one month of twice daily application is needed in order to begin noticing a difference. Also, consistency is key. We highly recommend taking pictures as we see ourselves in the mirror every day and gradual results are harder to notice if there is no baseline to compare the progress to.
As a final thought, keep in mind that you will see the difference in the appearance of the skin around the eyes when YOU STOP USING EYE CREAM. Stopping eye cream even for a week results in more noticeable signs of aging, loss of elasticity, and more prominent wrinkles. Hence, taking care of the eye area should be high on your skincare priorities list.