Anti-Aging Eye Creams

Types of Eye Cream based on skin concern Types of eye cream based on the time of application.
-fine lines and wrinkles around eye -eye cream day with SPF sun protection
          -crow feet -eye cream night
-sagging skin -eye cream nonspecific
-puffy eye, eye bag
-dark circle
-tired eye
-age spot around eye
-dry skin, other skin type
-multi-tasker (address 2 or more concerns)

Skin Concerns Around Eyes:

skin around eyes are thinner and delicate compared to the other areas of face. The delicate and vulnerable skin around the eyes is roughly ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of the face. Because it is thinner, it tends to be one of the first places to show visible signs of daily damage and aging

Fine lines and wrinkles

The fine lines at the corner of one’s eyes are commonly referred to as “crow’s feet.” This area has fewer oil glands than the rest of the face, and this results in extra dryness and wrinkles forming. Smoking, excessive sun exposure and genetics can each play a role in the appearance of crow’s feet. Over time, permanent wrinkles can also develop in the corners of the eyes as a result of excessive squinting.

Dry

Skin around the eyes has fewer oil glands so it lacks the natural surface lubrication present on other parts of the face. As women age and produce less estrogen, skin looses its ability to retain water and becomes even drier, thinner and less firm

Dark circles

Most dark circles are caused by the appearance of veins beneath the thin skin under our eyes. As we age and our skin becomes more damaged due to sun exposure, the skin under our eyes becomes thinner and more wrinkled, which allows the veins in this fatty padded area under the eye to appear more prominent. These veins also become more swollen and obvious in people with allergies. Dark circles is caused by the thinning of the surface skin due to age or sun-damage. This allows blood vessels just below the surface to tint the skin a reddish-blue. Thin skin also contributes to the greater visibility of tiny glands which appear as small yellowish or skin-colored bumps encircling the under-eye area. Dark circles can change the pigmentation of the skin up to ten shades darker than the original shade of the skin. Caused by both internal and external aggressors, under-eye dark circles can be exacerbated by factors such as sun exposure, pollution, smoking, stress, fatigue, squinting and even blinking.

Puffiness

Puffiness beneath eyes may be heredity, in which case you cannot get rid of them although you can help them. Manual lymphatic drainage massage in conjunction with a good eye product may help reduce puffiness. Fluid retention is the main cause of puffy eyes, a common occurrence in the morning as fluid builds up while you sleep. This is especially true if you are plagued with sinus problems or allergies, or if you are a pre-menstrual woman. Lack of sleep and over indulgence in alcohol and high-sodium foods can cause fluids to build up in eye tissues and create the swelling that causes puffiness. Slow blood flow and a build up of lymphatic fluid can cause swelling and make the eye area puffy.

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