We are in the middle of renovating our forever home, the last couple of months has been all about talking to trades men, stripping wall paper, paint samples, lots of dust and stress to go with it. I’ve had a few sleepless nights, worrying about the spiralling costs, the colours of the walls and not forgetting the hours and hours on the internet research lamp shades, log burners, bathrooms and a million other things.
Safe to say that my skill has slipped down the list of priorities. At the moment my face is lucky if I remove all of my make from the day. I then might pop a blob of moisturiser on before chucking on a quick layer of foundation afterwards. Terrible, I know and I must get this sorted.
Recently I have been looking at the importance of looking after you skin and especially using an eye cream. I have always worn a moisturiser and always containing a SPF for as long as I can remember. I am also very good about wearing all over sunscreen in warmer months.
The importance of using eye creams
Eye cream is something however I pop on when I think about it but I do not religiously wear it. So I have looked at why eye creams are very important.
No one wants to see those dreaded wrinkles appearing it’s one of the first signs of ageing. However, around the eyes is the first area of your face to show signs of ageing. The skin in this area is very delicate and lacks the oil glands that can be found around the rest of the face and body meaning skin around your eyes are also prone to being dry.
Did you know that the skin on your face and particularly around the eyes gets stretched out with all of the amazing facial expressions we make all day. That is means with all the stretching it starts to show those lines and wrinkles sooner rather than later.
As the skin over your eye lids is the thinnest on your body it’s extra important to look after your eyes. I have to say I thought that eye creams are just the same as your daily moisturiser. However there are differences.
Eye creams are specially designed
Eye creams are specially designed to be used on the eyes, they contain less chemicals, fragrances and even preservatives that can cause eye irritations. They also feel different to moisturisers and are designed to reduce dark circles and puffiness that your eyes are often prone too.
Using eye creams, help to protect that thin skin of your eye lid and also around the whole eye area, keeping the area moisturised and nourished. It is also proven that using moisturising eye creams will help to delay the signs of ageing.
Eye creams also help to prevent dryness, and dry skin is well known to make those little lines start to appear before they should. Eye creams are designed to fill in those tiny little gaps between your skin cells which help to make your skin to smoother.
I always ensure that my daily moisturisers and fountains contain SPF and I like it to be at least 15, I wasn’t aware that you can also get eye creams that contain SPF. I will make sure that I only buy one that continues SPF in the future, it’s so important to help protect your skin from damaging sun rays.
I’m going to ensure that I up my skin care game, I ensure I protect my skin and also limit those little lines that are appearing around my eyes. Just make sure you always check the ingredients to see if there is anything hiding that you could be allergic too.
*This is a collaborative post.