Not sure if eye cream is right for you? Here we reveal everything men need to know about eye cream.
WHAT IS EYE CREAM?
An eye cream is a moisturiser that has been specially formulated to be safely applied to the delicate skin around the eyes. Eye creams for men can help to keep the skin around the eyes hydrated and the wrinkles at bay.
To make it really easy to find your ideal eye cream, we have paired up some common eye complaints with the products that address them:
DO MEN NEED TO USE EYE CREAM?
Male skin is thicker than female skin but both male and female skin is thinnest around the eye. Skin becomes thinner with age which means that wrinkles will show up on the eyes first - and it’s not just wrinkles that will be revealed!
Because the skin around the eyes is so thin, it can expose signs of stress, tiredness, illness and allergies. By keeping the eyes hydrated with a natural eye cream you can help minimise the appearance of dark circles that cause your eyes to look tired and feel sore and heavy.
HOW TO USE EYE CREAM
Keeping the skin around the eyes firm and hydrated is fuss-free and the following tips will help you to easily incorporate an eye cream into your grooming regime:
1) WORK OUT WHICH EYE CREAM YOU NEED TO USE
The best eye cream for you will depend on your skin. Unsure if you need an eye serum or an eye cream? Both will hydrate the eye but a serum is lighter. This means that it can sink deeper into the skin tissue so is ideal for plumping out wrinkles.
THE FAST, FUSS-FREE EYE SERUM FOR WRINKLE REDUCTION
Want to send eye wrinkles on their way fast? You’ll need our Firming Eye Serum. It’s made with Chicory root, a powerful plant that forms a matrix around the eye to tighten up sagging skin. Quick-acting it will start to tighten the skin within 5 minutes and its anti-ageing effect can last for several hours.
THE OVERNIGHT EYE CREAM FOR STRONGER SKIN
Our overnight Rejuvenating Eye Cream is made with Baicalin, a skin-strengthening ingredient which extends the life of skin cells by reducing damage to the cell nucleus each time they divide. Leaving this hydrating cream on the skin overnight will help the skin around the eyes to feel plumped and moisturised.
THE EYE CREAM FOR MEN WITH SENSITIVE EYES
If the skin around your eyes feels dry and sore it is likely dehydrated. Sore skin and sensitive eyes can be further aggravated by essential oils so you’ll need to apply a hydrating eye cream that is scent free. We formulate our scent free eye cream with seaweed to help lock in hydration, soothe irritation, prevent dryness and plump out the skin.
2) INCORPORATE AN EYE CREAM INTO YOUR GROOMING REGIME
WHEN TO APPLY EYE CREAM:
Eye creams can be applied any time day or night and, put simply, the more frequently you apply them, the better results you will see.
Most men apply their eye cream to clean skin in the morning before they apply their moisturiser. To thoroughly hydrate the skin and help prevent wrinkles from forming we also recommend applying an eye cream to clean skin before you go to bed.
HOW TO APPLY EYE CREAM:
Regardless of when you apply your eye cream it should be applied to the entire eye area using light tapping motion. This will help combat dark, puffy circles by boosting circulation to the skin and draining excess fluid away from the eyes.
You don’t need to wash off your eye cream, simply leave it to sink into the skin before applying your moisturiser.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN APPLYING EYE CREAM:
Applying an eye cream shouldn’t sting and, depending on the eye cream you apply you could start to see the results in as little as 15 minutes. Our Age Defy+ Serum is designed for mature skin and your skin will start to feel firmer within 15 minutes of application.
Reducing dark circles and puffy eyes can take a little longer but by regularly tapping your eye cream into the skin you’ll be helping to boost circulation to the skin and drain away excess fluid.
Cooling the under-eye area can further help reduce dark circles and puffy eyes so you might want to keep your eye cream in the fridge.
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