There seems to be two schools of thought on eye creams. One is that they are an absolute essential and the other is that they are not worth the money, and a face cream can be used on the eye area for the same job. At Nakin we are passionate about producing the best natural skincare products and we believe an eye cream is an important part of a daily skin routine. This is especially after the age of 25, when skin benefits from the hydrating protecting properties of an eye cream. We look at the three main reasons that we recommend using an eye cream below. Of course not all eye creams are created equally, so use a high-quality one like our natural eye cream that is packed with amazing plant extracts, to help the skin around the eyes look as good as it can naturally.
- A face cream will not do the job of an eye cream as the skin around the eyes is quite different to that of the rest of our face. It is much thinner and more delicate. This means that using a cream that is too thick and rich will weigh the skin down, which can cause sagging over time.
- An eye cream really helps with skin age resistance and correction. This is all about the ingredients contained in the actual eye cream, which is why it is important to use a good one. Our anti-ageing eye cream is enriched with actives that are full of vitamins, as well as offering skin rejuvenation and line smoothing.
- The skin around the eyes has different hydration requirements than on the rest of our face, as it lacks sebaceous glands. This is why dry skin around the eyes is such a common issue, especially as we age. So, using the best eye cream keeps the area looking soft, fresh and bouncy.
Some people do not like to use an eye cream as they feel that it causes their concealer to spread, and makeup not to sit properly. The trick to this is to only use a small amount and give the eye cream a couple of minutes to settle in before applying concealer and other makeup. The best way to use an eye cream is to dab a small amount on the pad of each ring finger, and then gentle dab the finger pads all around the orbital bone surrounding the eye. This means the area is not overwhelmed or damaged, and the product lasts longer. The application needs to be gentle, and the dabbing action also acts as a little pick me up for the skin around the eyes. Use them twice daily in the morning and evening. Always apply eye cream before a face cream, as if applied after a face cream it may prevent the eye cream actives reaching some areas of skin.
Of course, when we talk about eye creams, we need to be clear that they are not a miracle cure. They cannot take a deep wrinkle and smooth it completely, or banish dark circles entirely. However, they can do a lot to help and improve the area. Also bear in mind that the skin around the eyes can be quite sensitive, so always use a good eye cream for sensitive skin like Nakin’s, that is retinol and fragrance free. If you would like to buy Nakin’s award-winning eye cream, then you can purchase this cruelty free eye cream here. For more information on Nakin and any of our gorgeous face products then visit our website. Nakin’s range is all made in the UK and offers everything for a face care regime.