Here's something many people don't know: the area around your eyes is the first to show signs of aging. It may sound strange, but men and women as young as 27 are reporting appearances of crow's feet, chronic puffiness, and under-eye dark circles. Your eyes are one of the first places people look when they see you, so stop waiting for those under-eye bags and crow's feet to appear, and take action now!
This is probably the best skincare advice I've ever received: "Invest in a high quality eye cream, and include it in your morning and evening skincare routine."
Eye creams help keep the skin hydrated, and hydration is key for anti-aging skincare. The skin around your eyes is the thinnest, most sensitive part of the epidermis (the outer layer of skin). Since the skin in this area is so thin, not enough collagen is being produced, and eventually it will stop altogether. Unfortunately, collagen production around the eye area stops much sooner than the rest of the body, this leaves the delicate eye area dehydrated, and very vulnerable to free radical damage.
But it's ok! With thousands of eye creams on the market today, there are many different options to choose from...but, you'll want to make sure the product you choose has the right ingredients.
DMAE a.k.a deanol is a very potent chemical that has been proven to tighten and firm loose skin, and also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. There is another ingredient called hesperidin methyl chalcone which helps decrease capillary permeability, making dark circles less visible, and our under-eyes less puffy. Vitamin C is also a very powerful ingredient for the eye area not only because it helps our body produce collagen naturally, but vitamin C also has a toning effect, which will reduce the appearance of dark circles too.
Finding an eye cream which has all of these ingredients is rare, but astoundingly, LifeCell has all of them, and many more. LifeCell All-in-One Anti-Aging Treatment is a topical cream designed to eliminate the signs of aging and restore youthful skin. LifeCell works as an anti-wrinkle, antioxidant, de-hyperpigmentation, hydrating, intensive firming, and luckily, an eye cream! By applying LifeCell just twice daily, you will immediately see a reduction in dark-circles, crow's feet, and bags around the eye area. A great tip to bring the power of LifeCell out even more, is to refrigerate the cream overnight to provide a cool, pore-minimizing effect in the morning.
Whatever product you decide to try, remember to apply the cream or gel to the orbital bone gently, so you don't harm the fragile skin. Don't let wrinkles and dark circles cover one of the first places people notice. Take control of those age-signs before they take control of you!