5 Reasons Why Your Eye Cream Isn't Working
Do you feel like eye creams never work on your skin, even after you've tried so many different ones? Here’s why this could be happening!
#1 Your eye cream doesn't contain the right ingredients
Here's the deal: The goal of any eye cream is to provide moisture to plump up thirsty cells. If you are looking for something that can do way more, like targeting dark circles, deep wrinkles, puffiness or sagging, you will need to incorporate eye creams with specific ingredients.
Here's a simple guide to help you:
- If you're looking for something to help firm the skin around your eyes, look for something with peptides and/ or loaded with antioxidants. We recommend checking out the COSRX Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream!
- For reducing the look of dark circles, use an eye cream containing caffeine, niacinamide and/or a stable vitamin C.
- For easing puffiness, look out for products with oat kernel extract or aloe barbadensis leaf extract.
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#2 You're applying it the wrong way
Remember to pat, not rub! The skin around the eyes is the most delicate skin on your face, so when applying your eye cream, do it with gentle patting and tapping motions using your ring finger.
You can also opt for an eye cream that comes with a wand applicator. The Heimish Marine Care Eye Cream comes with a cooling applicator that helps de-puff and can be used for a quick eye massage. Yes, please!
#3 You’re not getting enough sleep
The right eye cream only works in conjunction with a good sleep regimen, diet and overall lifestyle. Sometimes, all you need is proper hours of sleep instead of an expensive eye cream to help your eyes look more awake and bright.
#4 You’re not giving your eye cream enough time to work
Most skin care products you use are not overnight miracle workers, eye creams included. It can take four to six weeks for the active ingredients to make a noticeable difference on your skin, so don't ditch your eye cream if you haven't given it adequate time to work!
#5 Your expectations for your eye cream are too high
Unfortunately, there are limits to relying only on skin care products. If you’re not getting the results you want, you can consider looking at cosmetic procedures to give you the best result.
Another thing to remember is that eye creams should be used preventatively. Even if fine lines and wrinkles really aren't your main concerns for now, you should absolutely still be using an eye cream regularly in order to protect the skin and keep it hydrated. For eye cream newbies, we recommend checking out the Klairs Fundamental Eye Awakening Gel, which is a light, non-greasy gel-cream containing caffeine and red bean extract to help reduce the look of puffiness and protect your skin from fine lines.
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