Find out what I, a dermatologist, wear every day on the skin around my eyes
You’ve heard many quotes about the importance of eyes,
Eyes are a window to the soul.William Shakespeare
The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.St. Jerome
Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.Paramahansa Yogananda
We look deeply at each other’s eyes for crucial information. Eyes are singularly important, as is the skin around the eyes. Bags, puffiness, dark circles, dull skin and crow’s feet can be a distraction. The eye area skin is also uniquely thin.
The down side of the delicate nature of the eye area skin is that it is prone to early wear. It also shows our inner vitality – or lack of it. Sunken eye sockets and sallow dull skin when we are ill. Bright and glowing skin when we are well rested and filled with energy.
There is an opportunity here. The delicate eye area skin is more easily penetrated by active ingredients in your skin care routine. In fact, many antiaging skin care studies use this area exactly for this fact. When I’m asked,
Do you really need an eye cream?
The dermatologist’s answer is ‘Yes’, if you want the best skin possible.
Push the limits on concentration of actives, but don’t overshoot to the point of irritation. Use actives that specifically target the unique issues of the periorbital area, such as puffiness and dark circles.
I’m a fan of eye creams. See what I use every day and why in my latest video.