Puffiness of the eyes, dark circles and crow’s feet are common problems occurring on the skin surrounding the eyes. Although the eye bags and wrinkles ruin the beauty of your eyes, fortunately, none of these problems affects the health of your eyes. An eye cream could be a remedy for these disorders.
You would find the shelves of cosmetic stores stacked with eye creams. Despite the claims made by the manufacturers of these products, only few eye creams are actually capable of producing the desired result. Here are some tips that could help you to select the appropriate eye cream.
Eye creams – types
There are three types of eye creams – day cream, night cream and non-specific cream. As the names suggest, day cream should be applied during the day and night cream should be left on the eyes throughout the night while you are sleeping. There is no specific time for using non-specific creams. These eye creams could be used at any time. Moisturizing the under eye skin is the primary task of eye creams. They reduce the dark circle and puffiness of the eyes. In addition, night creams double as anti-wrinkle creams. They repair worn out skin cells and promote growth of new skin cells.
Eye creams that work
Eye creams containing vitamin K are usually effective in reducing dark circles. Excess blood circulation in the under eye skin and bruising are largely responsible for developing the dark shadows under the eyes. Vitamin K could treat both the problems. Eye circle removal creams often contain certain skin lightening agents such as hydroquinone and kojic acid.
Eye creams that could prevent wrinkles usually contain retinol, hyaluronic acid and neuropeptides. Neuropeptides are most suitable for people with sensitive skins. Do not go out in the sun after using eye creams containing retinol. Retinol increases the sun sensitivity of the skin. It even tends to dry the skin. It is usually safe to use night creams containing retinol. Vitamins A, C and E are often the common ingredients in eye creams. These vitamins help to tighten the skin and protect the delicate under eye skin from pollutants.