Is Eye Cream A Must-Have In Your Skincare Routine? We Find Out
As I step into my twenties and slowly develop an effective skincare routine for myself, it seems like every girl around me is preaching about the importance of using an eye cream to prevent wrinkles. But I simply can’t help but wonder, why can’t I just use my usual face cream around my eyes?
Here’s the thing, the skin around our eyes happens to be one of the most delicate areas on our entire body. For starters, the skin at the eye area is only 0.5mm thick, and contains no oil glands, making it more prone to dryness. Not to mention, it’s also really sensitive and prone to milia, which are the tiny white bumps you’ve probably noticed around your eyes.
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For all these reasons, eye creams have been developed with active ingredients to treat the gentle skin around our eyes and prevent crow’s feet, puffiness, and dark circles. Generally, eye creams do not contain any fragrance to avoid irritation. They can also vary in texture, ranging from light and non-greasy, to rich and moisturising.
On the other hand, face creams mainly serve to trap moisture in your skin to prevent dryness. However, some face creams are also known to use active ingredients like acids and vitamin C to target dullness, hyperpigmentation and signs of aging too. Similarly, face creams can also range from lightweight gels to heavy creams.
So can I use face cream around my eyes? Well actually, you can! If you’ve been using a face cream around your eyes for a while and things are going great for your skin, then you can probably continue with what you’re doing.
But if you’re looking to target specific problems like fine lines or puffiness, then eye creams are obviously a good option to switch things up. Otherwise, a gentle face cream is perfectly suitable to be applied around your eyes and better yet, it’s good for your pocket too.