Pick the right eye cream in 4 easy steps
Why is the good old moisturizer not enough for your eyes? Like the back-to-the-wall skincare routine wasn’t enough, now you must add an eye cream application to it? As tiring as that thought is, it doesn’t take more than 2 minutes and the truth is, you do need an eye cream to attend to the specific needs of the skin around your eyes, where the skin is far more sensitive, has less oil glands and gets dull faster than skin anywhere else on your face.
Here is a quick list of reasons why you need an eye cream in your daily skincare:
- Not enough oil glands in the region around your eyes. So this region requires more hydration and moisturization.
- This region is given to age faster and develops wrinkles and dullness in no time.
- This is a very sensitive area and everything from lack of rest, exhaustion, fatigue, stress, aging, not enough hydration, exposure to pollutants, puffiness, dullness, and wrinkles shows up here first!
Wrinkles, eye bags, dullness, and dark circles can be caused by genetic factors or physical aging or lifestyle triggers including poor sleep, damage from the sun, overworked lifestyle, among other things.
When should you start using eye creams?
It is recommended that eye creams are used even as preventive care instead of trying to reduce the first signs of visible damage. So you can start applying eye creams in your early 20s as well.
Should men use eye creams too?
We have heard enough and more about how men have skin that has a different texture and seems to be tougher but the fact is even for men, the first signs of aging, dullness, and wrinkles first show up in the region around their eyes and so they can do well by using natural, milder eye creams. Eye creams are formulated keeping specific needs in mind, like helping you manage the wrinkles, fine lines, eye bags, dark circles, and puffiness. So the skin in the area looks perky, soft, and well-nourished.
Picking the right ingredients
Eye creams need to be mild and should come with sufficiently hydrating ingredients that can help with managing the pigmentation as well like vitamin C, jojoba oil, Vitamin K, B vitamins, hyaluronic acid. And for those in their 30s, when the skin is more delicate and sensitive to signs of aging, you may benefit from using eye creams made from ingredients like peptides, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, licorice, amino acids.
When it comes to the right brand to pick, most of the Shankara anti-aging serums, body lotions, and moisturizers have vitamin e tocopherol, amino acids, sodium hyaluronate, and herbal extracts rich in antioxidants like ashwagandha, Brahmi, chamae rose, calendula, unrefined shea butter, among other nutrient-rich fresh-off-the-garden ingredients, to answer all your anti-aging needs.
Make sure you are also using an antioxidant-rich serum along with sunscreens to replenish a lot of nutrients and important minerals that your skin needs to be healthy and vibrant. Shankara’s Anti-age serum is a 100% active serum that combines the goodness of as many as a dozen and rarer herbal ingredients and natural actives including Gotu kola, sandalwood, mandarin, Echinacea Purpurea, ashwagandha, neem, gooseberries, sodium hyaluronate, and chamae rose to deeply moisturize and rejuvenate your skin making it visibly brighter and healthier. Brahmi, a key ingredient in the serum, is rich in antioxidants and enhances rejuvenation and oxygenation. Chamae Rose is energizing, rejuvenating, and supports natural skin renewal. Liposome ATP extract is derived from milk protein and is able to energize and hydrate the skin while supporting healthy aging.