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Why Eye Cream Is Essential

Do you often look tired even though you got a full night of sleep? Are you frustrated with people telling you there are bags under your eyes? If so, now is the time to realize how essential eye cream is! The dermatologists at the Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute explain how aging and other factors play into undereye circles and dark spots and why eye cream should be an essential part of your daily skincare routine.

What to Know About Eye Cream

The Effects of Aging

Aging happens to both men and women at different times. Some may notice facial sagging, under-eye circles or dark spots, wrinkles, and frown lines around age 30, and others may not notice them until age 50. Aging occurs because of a lack of elasticity in the skin. As we age, the skin produces less and less collagen, which is needed to keep the skin tight. When less collagen is produced, you begin to see sagging skin such as in the under-eye area or wrinkles appearing. Fortunately, there are many ways to increase collagen production. One way to accomplish this is by having a good and consistent skincare routine.

The Importance of a Skincare Routine

To combat aging skin and other issues that come from aging, having a skincare routine is essential. The first step is to determine if your skin is oily or dry. Knowing this will help you choose the proper skincare products. Your skincare routine should be done daily in the morning and include cleansing, toning, moisturizing, eye cream, and sunscreen.

When cleansing the skin, you are cleaning off any impurities and dirt that may have built up overnight. For the best results, those with oily skin should use a foaming liquid cleanser, and those with dry skin should use creams or lotions that help to hydrate the skin. Next, use toner to help replenish the skin. Toners often include hyaluronic acid, rose water, or vitamins E and C. These ingredients help to hydrate, reduce redness, and remove dead skin cells. When choosing a moisturizer, those with oily skin should use a gel-based moisturizer because it is light and absorbed quickly. Those with dry skin will want to use a cream-based moisturizer to help hydrate the skin.

Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing are great ways to keep your skin looking young and radiant, but sometimes we have focus areas, such as under the eyes, that need extra attention, so we need to add one last step to our skincare routine. Eye cream is essential for those with dark spots or under-eye circles. The skin around the eyes is delicate, especially as we age, so it tends to sag or have dark circles because of the lack of elasticity. Using an eye cream with hyaluronic acid soothes and brightens the area. It also helps to naturally produce collagen, which is what helps keep the skin’s elasticity intact.

Finally, always apply sunscreen before you head out for the day. Whether the sun is shining or is behind the clouds, it can still cause sun damage to the skin. This leads to aging more quickly, dark spots, and wrinkles.

If you are looking for skincare and eye cream recommendations, the dermatologists at the Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute can be of assistance. If you are in Bloomington, Illinois or the surrounding areas, complete this form and we will be in touch.

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