Are Eye Creams Really Necessary?

August 22, 2016  |  

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While some don’t believe in products slowing down the aging process that wreaks havoc on the body, they actually come in handy. Not to mention, there’s anti-aging methods that should be used at every stage of life that will have you looking half of your age. This notion is most important in regards to the thinnest, most sensitive skin on our entire body: the area around our eyes.

According to Manhattan dermatologist Neal Schultz, MD, “The eye area ages 5 to 10 years faster than the rest of your face.” So think about it in terms of every time you squint or smile, the fibers break down and the elastin, which keeps everything tight and in place, is constantly being tested. At some point, they are going to become thinner and thinner, making your eye skin tissue-thin and dry, ultimately folding onto itself.  “And with few oil glands, the skin there tends to looks older faster,” Schultz futher explains.

Not to mention, the old age tale of moisturizing with a face cream solving all your woes is actually incorrect. While moisturizing is key, it’s all about using the right product. Heidi Waldorf, MD, a New York-based derm says that face creams may actually be too harsh for your face and they aren’t always ophthalmologist-tested (i.e., safe for the eyes). However, most eye creams are.


So, how necessary are eye creams? Whether your problem is wrinkles, puffiness, dryness, or dark circles (or all of the above), you should totally seek out one to combat the aforementioned. And even for the younger ladies, try a simple eye cream specified for night that locks in moisture. We promise, you’ll thank us later.

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