As the largest organ in our body, skin requires specific care to keep it healthy. Furthermore, the skin on your face—particularly around the eyes—is extra sensitive and is prone to a slew of conditions if not cared for properly. Here’s what you need to know about the skin around your eyes and our current favorite natural eye cream products to maintain a fresh and youthful glow.
The Skin Around the Eyes
Known as the periocular area, the skin around your eyes is ten times thinner than the rest of the skin on your face and loses elasticity as we age due to the breakdown of collagen. Additionally, there are quite a few external factors that can damage this skin as well:
- Smoking/excessive drinking
- Lack of sleep
- High levels of stress
- Eating too much sodium
- Drying skincare products
- Frequent squinting
- Too much sun exposure
Because of this, the skin around your eyes can exhibit various conditions.
Common Skin Issues
Whether it’s due to aging or an external factor, these are the most common issues that affect the periocular area:
- Uneven skin tone
- Puffy skin (AKA “bags”)
- Dry skin
- Dark circles
- Wrinkles (AKA “crow’s feet”)
If you experience any of these conditions, don’t worry! There are plenty of natural eye creams and good habits you can implement to keep your eyes looking fresh and healthy.
Caring for Skin Around the Eyes
While you can’t turn back the clock (at Blue Creek, we believe that people should embrace the natural process of aging), you can help your skin age gracefully with the help of some good habits:
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid smoking cigarettes and excessive drinking
- Limit your sun exposure and always wear sunscreen
- Wear sunglasses to avoid squinting
- Get plenty of sleep
- Be gentle when removing eye makeup
In addition to these habits, using professional natural eye cream products can drastically help improve the appearance of your skin.
Natural Eye Cream Ingredients
The first thing to consider when choosing an eye cream is what your goals are. Are you looking to reduce swelling and puffiness? Increase firmness? Boost collagen? Diminish dark circles? Understanding your goals will help you determine which products are best based on the ingredients. Here are some key ingredients to look for:
- Lavender – anti-irritant, calming
- Evening primrose oil – anti-inflammatory, soothing and restorative
- Calendula oil – anti-irritant, antiseptic and hydrating
- Hibiscus – increases skin elasticity
- Green algae – improves lymphatic flow and increases skin firmness
- Argan stem cells and nutmeg seed – improves look of skin density and smoothes wrinkles
- Chicory root and tara tree gum (a natural retinol alternative) – boosts collagen and smoothes skin
- Vitamin K – diminish dark circles
- Caffeine – reduces swelling and puffiness
Our Favorite Natural Eye Cream Products
Now that you have identified your goals and key ingredients, it’s time to choose the perfect natural eye cream! Here are our three favorites—all of which you can get at Blue Creek.
Eminence Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream
This best-seller uses hibiscus, caffeine, green algae and more to smooth wrinkles, brighten dark circles and calm puffy eyes—with long-lasting results. Try with the stainless steel rollerball tip to calm the skin.
Eminence Lavender Age Corrective Night Eye Cream
We love Eminence’s award-winning natural eye cream! Its key ingredients include lavender, argan stem cell complex, calendula oil and evening primrose oil to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep.
Eminence Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum
Another best-seller, this serum works to nourish and hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes. With ingredients like neroli oil, coconut milk, chicory root and carrot extract, this serum will soften your skin, giving your eyes a vibrant glow.
Want to learn more about what products are best for you? All of our facials are customized to your needs, and your esthetician will recommend the best natural eye cream products for your skin type. Our 90-minute facial even has an eye treatment to help reveal a radiant glow!
Book an appointment today by calling (303) 573-7484!