Skincare Tips: How To Choose Your Eye Care Product?
There is a lot that can be revealed through a person’s gaze and a person’s eyes. Signs of happiness, emotions, age, tiredness, dehydration, lack of sleep and even overall health can be observed just by a mere study of the eye area. It is also one of the most important parts of our bodies, so it deserves a whole lot of pampering and attention.
The eye contour area
The eye contour area is a circle that spans from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner below the end of your eyebrows, and the area underneath your eye up to your brow bone. The skin around this area is particularly thin and fragile, hence, fine lines and wrinkles are the first to form and make an appearance here.
Considering that this area is low in sebaceous glands and is without the hydrolipidic film which protects the skin, the eye area does age faster than the rest of the face. Hence, the eyes need more hydration and care.
Taking care of your eye contour area
Sufficient sleep and healthy diet aside, there are other ways that you can help boost your eye contour area with certain eye care products, especially because the skin there is thin and fragile. Several questions may arise, such as why there is a need to use products specifically catered to the eye area, and if these products really do make a difference. It all boils down to what your eye skin issue is, and which product or eye skincare to use to help tackle it.
Choosing the right eye contour cream
Your lifestyle, sleeping habits and diet ultimately contribute to your eye contour area. Stress, lack of sleep, ageing and dehydration are common culprits, and these problems manifest through fine lines, eye bags, crow’s feet, puffiness and dullness. These issues can be countered and disguised with the right type of cream.
- Puffiness, fine lines and dark circles
This is a common problem faced by mature skin - usually for people aged 50 and above. Due to the ageing process, the tissues and muscles around the eyes weaken. The fat that supports the eyes can sag, making the eyes look puffy. To counter this, a rejuvenating and anti-ageing eye cream product such as the Total Eye Lift would work best. This intensive eye serum blends high-performing plants such as Harungana and Cassie Wax which work to lift the eyelids, smooth crow’s feet and lips, restore density to the skin, brighten the eyes and beautify the lashes.
- Puffiness and wrinkles
Puffy eyes are typically caused by water retention resulting from a diet high in salt, dehydration, stress and a plethora of other factors. Water retention manifests all around the body, but it is even more evident in the eye area. People who are 30 years old and above may notice this happening frequently and are highly recommended to give a firming eye cream such as the Extra-Firming Eye a go, either daily or as a 10-minute mask. Usage of this product will help to prevent sagging through its eye-saving blend of Albizia extract, Caffeine, Horse Chestnut escin, Kangaroo Flower and Mitracarpus. Its mother-of-pearl property will also help the eye area look brighter and more illuminated.
- Tiredness and first signs of ageing
Those looking to start their anti-ageing regime can never start too early. However, if there is a recommended age that one should start with, it would definitely be 25 because that is the age during which the skin’s renewal process slows down. The Multi-Active Eye would help with this, as it could be the perfect, first-ever anti-ageing eye cream to stop fine lines in its tracks.
- Tired and dry skin
A dry eye contour area can easily make the eyes look tired, and vice versa. Counter this issue with a hydrating eye cream such as the Hydra-Essential Moisturising Reviving Eye Mask. Its formula, which includes the Organic Leaf of Life will revive tired eyes for that fully rested effect. It can be used as an eye mask for tired eyes for 10 minutes or applied to the eyes during sleep for an intensive moisturising treatment.
- All-around enhancing eye treatment
Here’s a product that would be effective as an eye cream for dark circles, wrinkles, puffiness and fine lines in one go: the Enhancing Eye Lift. Formulated to cater to Asian eyes, this brightening eye cream will lift the eyelids with its Organic Oat Polyoses and Kaki extracts, reduce puffiness with its Guarana and Zerumbet Ginger extracts and banish dark circles due to its Lady’ Mantle extract and Horse Chestnut Escin. As an added bonus, the panthenol in the product will help to keep your lashes beautifully enhanced.
How to apply eye contour cream
Ideally, the eye contour cream should be applied on a cleansed and moisturised (including serum application) face. Only a small amount of product is required and lightly dotted on the skin around the eyes. Using the ring finger (as this is considered the weakest and gentlest finger), slowly massage—not rub—and disperse the product from the inside corners of the eyes towards the outside corners. The same movement should be applied under the brow arches.
Here are some other ways to apply Clarins’ eye serums: