By Alyssa Jenkins
Let’s start with a touch test. Feel the texture of the skin on your body, then your face, and finally, gently, the skin surrounding your eyes. Notice the differences in overall thickness and texture of these areas. Our under eye area skin is incredibly delicate and thinner than the skin on the rest of the face. This skin requires a formulation that can achieve proper results, but the use of a product meant for the rest of the face might cause irritation or congestion—it’s part of why eye cream is essential.
Inherently more fragile than the skin on the rest of the face, and also, our eyes are incredibly expressive, and constant micromovements mean that the eye area is often the first place we see fine lines and wrinkles. Many people wait until fine lines, dark circles, dryness, or puffiness show up around the eyes before incorporating an eye cream into their routine. Have you ever heard of the phrase, “There’s no time like the present?” This is definitely true with eye cream; it’s better to prevent than play catch up!
“Your eye area is typically the first place to show signs of sagginess and dark circles, but eye cream is typically the last thing that people typically incorporate into their routine,” says Kristen “Babs” Lawson, YTTP’s Field Marketing Manager. “If I’ve had a long day in front of the computer—especially now that we’re doing everything virtually—it’s easy for my eyes to feel more stressed. When that happens, I like to use a thicker layer of eye cream, a pea-sized amount for each eye, and glide it around the orbital bone.”
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Applying an eye cream regularly lends itself to a smoother, more hydrated appearance, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. Targeted active ingredients, as found in the Superberry Dream Eye Cream, will help to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, firm the look of skin, and actively hydrate the delicate under eye area—all while you sleep.
Eye cream application is key; for best results, tap the product into the skin around the orbital bone instead of rubbing, which can tug at the skin. Try using your ring finger to make sure pressure is light and application is precise.
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