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How to Find the Perfect Eye Cream

When signs of aging and sleepiness physically appear, it can be embarrassing to be around others. Having a good skincare routine that includes a reliable eye cream can reverse the signs of aging, eliminate dark circles, and reduce puffiness and bags. The dermatologists at the Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute share what to look for in an eye cream.

What to Know About Choosing Eye Cream

The Role of Collagen

Collagen plays an important role in the aging process. Collagen holds the body together and provides strength and structure. It is naturally produced in our bodies, but as we age, it is produced less. When it stops being produced or is produced less, the result is sagging skin, bags under the eyes, puffiness around the eyes, wrinkles and lines — all signs of aging. The skin becomes loose and loses its structure. It is common around the age of 60 to experience a loss of collagen production. Through collagen supplements and other skincare products, your skin can get its elasticity back and reverse the signs of aging.

The Importance of a Skincare Routine

A skincare routine started prior to signs of aging is a great preventative measure to take. It still can work after you begin to see signs of aging though. A skincare routine should include cleanser, toner, eye cream, moisturizer, and sunscreen. To see the best results, it should be followed daily. Before beginning your routine, you will need to know what kind of skin type you have so you buy the right products. Is your skin oily, dry, or a combination? Once you determine that, you can begin your routine.

The first step in a good skincare routine is to start off with a fresh and clean face by using a cleanser. A cleanser shouldn’t be harsh on your skin so as to not irritate it. Cetaphil is a great cleanser that works on all skin types and doesn’t strip your face of any moisture.

Next, you will use a toner to help balance the pH in your skin. Toner contains ingredients such as glycerin and anti-inflammatories that add hydration and remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It preps your skin for the rest of your skincare routine as well as your makeup routine.

Now it’s time for eye cream. Eye creams are an essential part of any skincare routine. They help to alleviate puffiness, under eye bags, and dark circles. Eye creams are specific to the undereye area and have different benefits than the other products in a skincare routine. They work to brighten and mask the undereye areas to help you look more awake while preventing signs of aging around the eyes. They also help to increase skin elasticity and hydration in the undereye area.

Moisturizing the skin is next. A good moisturizer doesn’t strip your skin of hydration, it adds hydration. It also decreases the appearance of lines and wrinkles when it is used consistently. Using a lightweight moisturizer is important to not clog up your pores or be too heavy on your skin.

Lastly, apply your sunscreen. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to not only add moisture to your face but to protect your skin at all times from the sun.

A good skincare routine is so important as we begin to age. If you are in Bloomington, Illinois or the surrounding areas, complete this form. A dermatologist at the Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute will be in touch to help guide you to the perfect eye cream and other skincare routine products.

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