Clients always tell me “I’m so dry under my eyes. What’s your best eye cream?” When clients tell me this, I’ll look at the skin under their eyes, and I may not see dryness at all. Yes, I may see lines and wrinkles, but the true definition of dryness, which is flakiness, I just won’t see.
It leads me to the conclusion that people associate wrinkles with dryness, as if keeping the skin moist will make them have no lines or wrinkles at all. Unfortunately, this is just not the case.
The skin under the eyes has little to no oil glands, so it really is important to use eye cream (see our Firming Eye Therapy and Synergy Eye Cream) to keep the skin moist. These creams are essential for keeping the eye area plump. But do know that the eye area is not only the thinnest skin of the face, and therefore the most fragile, but also gets a lot of repetitive or continuous movement from squinting and smiling, so this area inevitably will show lines and wrinkles.
The best way to prevent the appearance of lines and wrinkles is with daily use of eye cream, sunscreen, sunblock, and sunglasses (to avoid squinting)…
So the next time you purchase yet another eye cream in an effort to alleviate the perceived dryness, if it’s not flaking, it might just be the natural aging of your skin.
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