The older you get the more important it is to keep your skin hydrated and preserving that youthful glow to prevent wrinkles. A big part of that for me is creaming in my eyes with an eye cream in the morning and at night. I’m in my mid twenties (literally, I’m 25) and the sooner you get started on adding eye creams into your skincare routine the better.
Not only does an eye cream hydrate, it can also brighten your under eye area, cool the skin to depuff swollen eyes and provide an even base for your concealer. I use two different types of eye creams as I’m looking to address different things in the morning versus at night.
The Origins GinZing Eye Cream brightens and depuffs the under eye area and is specifically intended to be a morning cream. It has a pearlescent color that adds that brightening effect to the eyes. It’s a lightweight formula that sinks in nicely yet still has that moisturizing texture so your eyes feel hydrated. One of the biggest reasons your concealer may look cakey under your eye (aside of the fact that it may be a bad concealer..?) is that your under eye area isn’t hydrated enough and it’s not setting properly into the skin. Because this cream is so light I also like to dab it onto my eyelids and moisturize that whole area at once.
The Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado is my evening eye cream. It has a very thick consistency and a little bit goes a long way. I don’t put it on my eyelids – even though you could – because it’s too thick for me in that area and I find that it otherwise puffs my eyelids by the time the morning arrives. Since I don’t go out after applying this I like that it’s a heavy cream that penetrates my under eye area for the night. The avocado oil provides that rich texture while the shea butter restores the skin’s suppleness and both are known to protect the skin from dehydration.
I mentioned both of these products in my skincare routine video but I wanted to give it some in depth attention because I think it’s an important subject. You want to cream in those eyes to prevent early signs of aging and to keep yourself looking young and fresh. I know I’m not going to be in my mid twenties forever (insert sad face here) so the more I can do to prep my skin for the years to come the better!
Tell me, are you using an eye cream in your routine? Which one stands out to you?