SHOULD YOU WEAR EYE CREAM?
The eye area can be one of the first parts of the face to show aging. The skin here is the thinnest on the face, and squinting and sun exposure cause premature wrinkling over time. Needless to say, the use of daily SPF and an eye moisturizer is important. The type of moisturizer you use is your preference, but there are a few things to consider.
Start by selecting a lightweight eye moisturizer, like an eye gel. A heavy, rich moisturizer can contain oils to make up for the lack of oil glands around the eye. The heaviness of the oils weighs down your thin eye tissue, weakening the cellular fibers that keeps the area firm and elastic. Additionally, these heavy creams contain mineral oil or petroleum-based products as their main moisturizing ingredient. Mineral oil not only can run into the eyes, causing irritation and puffiness, but it coats your skin like clingy plastic wrap, inhibiting its ability to breathe. Try to seek moisturizers that provide anti-aging benefits, such as those infused with antioxidants and plant extracts.
Revitalize Eye Gel
is the best choice. It’s a lightweight eye gel that leaves skin supple while taking care of the three major under eye issues: dark circles, puffiness, and aging.Licorice root extract, and linoleic acid diminish puffiness and dark circles, while glycolic acid and salicylic acid gently exfoliate skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Sodium hyaluronate, seaweed, and algae extracts balance the skin’s moisture content, leaving it supple. Traditional antioxidants like vitamins C and E rejuvenate the skin.
For a full list of beneficial ingredients and their function, click on the “key ingredients” tab on the Revitalize Eye Gel product page.
How to apply eye gel may be obvious, but following a few tips will help achieve the best results.
- Always apply eye gel with your ring finger; it’s the weakest because it shares a muscle with both the middle finger and pinky, and won’t apply too much pressure or tug at the delicate skin.
- Apply a small portion to your ring finger and, from the outside going in, pat the gel in a dabbing motion around the eye bone (the top part of your cheek bone around the eye). Never rub.
- Avoid putting the eye gel too close to the lash line, or on your upper lid. The lashes pick up tiny amounts of product and it eventually gets into the eyes, causing irritation and puffiness.
EVOLUTIONMAN‘s Revitalize Eye Gel retails online at a suggested retail price of $28 for .5oz.