When thinking about building a skincare routine, eye cream might be quite far down your list of priorities. It might seem like a frivolous addition to your skin care routine or something that you just don’t have time for. However, with ageing skin being one of the world’s top beauty concerns and the area around your eyes being the first place to show signs of ageing, you may want to reconsider. Luckily, this is the age of information, so we’ve put together five big reasons why an eye cream is more important than you think and why incorporating one into your day to day routine is very much worthwhile.
1. The skin around your eyes is much thinner
In fact, it’s ten times thinner than the rest of the skin on our face!! This means that when you expose your face (and eyes) to conditions that may dry your skin the chance of getting wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes is much higher than any other part of your face.
Restoring Ginkgo Eye Cream is specially formulated for the skin around your eyes and therefore is designed to hydrate and nourish. This also means the softening of lines which makes the skin under your eyes look more youthful.
2. The skin around your eyes have no pores
Now this may not sound like a bad thing – pores often cause us grief, whether they are blocked or enlarged or are secreting too much sebum (a natural oil produced by the sebaceous glands on the surface of our body).
However, our pores have a very important function: the secretion of sebum through our pores ensures that our skin doesn’t become overly dry and begin ageing prematurely. Therefore the lack of pores on the skin around our eyes means that that area is doubly at risk of becoming dry and ageing much quicker. So it’s down to our skincare routine to provide that area with the moisture needed.
3. Our eyes are sensitive
When choosing products to use around your eyes it’s much more important to avoid ingredients that may cause irritations and allergies so make sure to check the ingredients. Avoid synthetic ingredients, colours and fragrances.
The Restoring Ginkgo Eye Cream is 100% natural as well as being completely free of fragrance and all the more suited to the skin around your eyes.
4. Because the skin is so thin it is that much more fragile
As we age, the structure of our skin naturally starts to weaken. Collagen starts to break down and it begins to lose elasticity. This means that our skin starts to sag and wrinkles begin to appear. Being ten times thinner and therefore more fragile, these signs show around our eyes before any other part of our face.
5. Our eyes are constantly moving and often under strain
We blink around 10,000 times a day! That, along with every time we smile, laugh, squint or cry adds up to a lot of movement for the sensitive skin around our eyes. We also put the area around our eyes under more strain every time we rub them, take off our makeup or insert or remove contact lenses. All this movement adds up over time and contributes to the development of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area.
The Herb Farm’s 100% Natural Restoring Ginkgo Eye Cream:
A luxurious, fragrance free eye cream that delivers long-lasting hydration, plumps out fine lines and wrinkles while targeting loss of elasticity for radiant, bright eyes. Specifically designed to hydrate and smooth the skin around the eyes.
- Borēaline® Expert is scientifically proven to fight against the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Apple Seed Oil contains essential nutrients for the formation of collagen.
- Ginkgo Leaf Extract acts as a powerful antioxidant to slow down premature ageing.
How to use your eye cream:
The way you apply products to the area around your eyes is very important to reduce the risk of damaging the delicate skin there. For best results, use Restoring Ginkgo Eye Cream as follows:
Complete your usual morning and night-time routine including moisturising.
Gently pat the eye cream in circular motions around the eye area using your ring finger until fully absorbed. Use twice daily for optimum results.
Tip: apply to under eyes before your concealer to avoid dry or caky looking skin.
- by Katrina Smeaton, Marketing Assistant at The Herb Farm