Skin Care

When most people hear of eye creams they conclude it is just another cream women rub around their eyes for beauty enhancement. That may be true to some extent. However, eye creams are an important product for keeping the skin around the eyes healthy, wrinkle-free, fresh, and hydrated. Every woman should use a good eye cream as part of her daily skincare routine and here are 3 reasons why.

1. Sensitive Skin around the Eyes

The skin around the eyes is one of the most fragile on the body. Its thinness makes it sensitive to natural elements. In other parts of the body such as the palms, the thickness of the skin is about 1.5mm while around the eyes it is 0.5mm. What this means is that there are fewer glands (sweat ducts, oil glands) around the eyes. Oil glands allow the skin to stay moisturized. The relative absence of it is the main reason why signs of fatigue and aging first appear around the eyes. The younger a woman is, the more sensitive her skin is, and the more careful she has to attend to it. As a woman grows older, the skin thickens and absorbs products less quickly. Good eye cream is gentle on the skin, easily absorbable, and provides adequate protection for as long as possible. 

2. Moderate Moisturizing and Protection

For skin to retain its natural form, it needs to be moisturized. Using products specifically made for your face is advised. The best eye cream serves as both a moisturizer and a protection agent. The average moisturizer could be applied to all parts of the body. However, due to their concentration and formula, they pose a long-term threat to the skin quality on the face when absorbed. The sensitive skin around the eyes absorbs products quickly. The long-term effect includes wrinkles and crow’s feet forming prematurely around the eyes. 

3. Restoring Freshness

Maintaining a fresh vibrant skin is not only a sign of good health but also great for morale and overall confidence. By simply adding an eye cream to your daily skincare routine, you are boosting hydration and ensuring that your skin absorbs quality nutrients to keep it looking youthful and fresh. Some of the reasons why people feel the need to use different facial creams are puffiness around the eyes, crow’s feet, fatigue, and burnout from stress resulting in dark circles under the eyes. While some of these concerns could be masked almost instantaneously by gently applying an eye cream after a cold shower, other concerns would take a few weeks to treat.


When looking for a good eye cream, seek out products with milder ingredients. Ensure that the product contains moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, retinol such as vitamin A for wrinkles, and other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. Ultimately though, you might have to go through a phase of trial and error before knowing for sure which products best suits your skin.