TLC for Eyes – Evening

favorite eye creamI am a huge believer in eye creams. Technically, the skin around the eyes doesn’t “need” a specific ingredient/s and whichever moisturizer you use on your face can and should be applied around the eyes.  All this area really needs as we age is serious hydration/moisture.  I personally like to use a specific and separate eye cream.

One of my favorite eye creams to use at night is Vitamin K, DCX & Arnica Eye Cream by Professional Solutions (www.go2skin.com). Loaded with great ingredients (although the packaging needs serious improvement), I wrote about this company in an earlier blog post (click on “All Blog Posts” above and scroll if you wish to read).  The claims are that it reduces puffiness and dark circles, enhances skins firmness, good antioxidant protection and skin hydration among other positives.  For me, I have found these claims to be accurate (the “dark circles” claim is unrealistic, but I believe it has helped a little). The tissue around my eyes is in great shape for someone about to turn 50 and I believe it is because I’ve always used good eye creams and a little secret I’m about to share.

I ALSO layer a second, very moisturizing eye cream.  My secret is Kiehl”s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado (packaging again, not great). One of the main ingredients is shea butter which is why this product is so moisturizing. This eye cream won’t penetrate enough to “feed the skin”, but it will sit on the surface which is right where I want it . . . moisturizing the heck out of the skin around my eyes. I use the Professional Solutions eye cream first, then dab the Kiehl’s around the eye until it gets transparent as you will see it’s opaque when first applying . . . pat below the eye, on the corner, and on the brow bone. I don’t breakout from this double application, so in my world, it’s a double whammy! And remember . . .  when layering products, wait for them to absorb before applying the next one.

The skin around the eyes really does show signs of dehydration and aging even early on in years.  I have always been super intuitive to my skin and after “watching” this area of skin while in my 30’s and 40’s, I realized that yes, you do need to feed the skin with great ingredients but once that’s been absorbed, a second step seems almost necessary for that precious eye area.  At least to me.  Now if you are living in a high humidity location, then perhaps not.  Anyhow, these two creams are what I am using at the moment, there are plenty of good ones out there, just make sure the ingredients are good . . .  and that is another blog to look forward to!Kiehl's

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