Eye cream. Ah, that elusive little jar that sits on your nightstand or medicine cabinet. It’s cute and looks pretty, sitting there waiting for you to make it useful before bed every night. t’s easy to drop $40.00 or more on eye cream. Beauty bloggers claim it’s absolutely vital to a good beauty routine. But is it actually true? Does eye cream really do that much to make a difference in our appearance?

Many people think those tiny little jars are just glorified versions of the moisturizer that you put on your face every morning. Do they just repackage it into something cuter and sell you the same product? While some brands may do that, not all do. The skin under your eyes is thinner and more delicate. This causes is to dry out and flake more easily. If you wear eye makeup regularly, this can cause the skin to dry out even faster. You may not want to use a thick moisturizer on your entire face every day. This is why eye cream can be a good idea, as you can saturate the dry eye area overnight.

Price

Eye cream can have a pretty large price range, anywhere from $10-$100 depending on the brand. You don’t need to drain your wallet to purchase a cream that will benefit your eyes.

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream, 0.5 Fl. Oz is a great product that retails for less than $18.00. You only need a dab, so this cream will last you forever! It’s incredibly moisturizing and works to tighten the skin around your eyes so you avoid crows feat as you age.

Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Ageless Lifting & Firming Eye Cream with Natural Shitake Complex is a great option as well. It’s a few more dollars but a high-quality product made of natural ingredients. It’ll nourish and hydrate your skin without making it feel weighed down.

What does it do?

Since the skin under your eyes is so fragile and prone to dryness, it also is quicker to show signs of aging or just being tired. If you work on a computer all day, it’s likely you squint a decent amount. This can cause lines and wrinkles to appear more quickly. When you’re tired, fluids can collect under your eyes. This causes those dreaded dark circles and puffy bags that we all hate.

Eye creams can actually help to neutralize the appearance of some of these problems. As you age, your skin doesn’t produce as much collagen. Your skin becomes looser, and looses some of its elasticity. Using a skin cream like the ones we mentioned above will help counteract this. Vitamin C and retinol help to encourage your skin to produce collagen. Eye creams are pumped full of this stuff in order to encourage your skin in the right direction.

When will you see results?

While there’s no guarantee that using an eye cream will totally erase any problems you’re having, it will help over time. Sometimes eye bags are hereditary and it’s difficult to combat them. So don’t be discouraged if your eye cream doesn’t seem to be helping them. They’ll likely diminish but not disappear altogether.

In addition to using eye cream every night before bed, try to make sure you’re getting plenty of rest! You may find one eye cream works better for you than another. Sometimes it’ll take a bit of trial and error to figure out which is best. No matter what, remember you are beautiful the way you are. Dark circles, puffy under-eye bags, and eye wrinkles, it all makes you who you are! No one needs to change or wish that away.

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