Saturday, October 23
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Moisturizing Your Eyes

Are you constantly searching for the next cure-all item for your aging or tired eyes? Don’t let the ultra-expensive moisturizing eye creams fool you! Caring for the sensitive areas around your eyes – like the horrid crow’s feet wrinkles or ugly dark circles – doesn’t have cost you a fortune! The is a lot of talk about the importance of eye creams, and they are very important. However, when you’re in your local pharmacy, we all know just how frustrating and overwhelming it can be when you’re trying to pick out the right kind of moisturizer. Should you buy separate eye moisturizer from your normal face wash and moisturizer? With prices ranging anywhere from $9.99 to $99.99, and sometimes more, you may be assuming that bigger [price] is better!? Let this guide walk you through the exact area, what moisturizers do to help, and where on the shelf you should be looking for your next jar…

For those of us that wash our faces every morning and every night, one major question is whether or not our eyes should receive the same moisturizer, or perhaps, a different one. Eye-specific creams are used to target only the area around and below our eyes in an effort to better suit the thinner skin. It is very true that the skin around our eyes is thinner than the rest of our faces. It is also true that our eye muscles are constantly working much harder than most other facial muscles since every little blink or movement of our eyes force them to. This is oftentimes the reason for why our eyes are more susceptible to wrinkling before other areas of our faces. However, the truth is that in any general jar of face cleanser or moisturizer, the same ingredients are inside those tiny, fancy – and most importantly: expensive eye creams! Therefore, it actually may not be completely essential for you to purchase eye creams separately. However, if your eyes are extremely sensitive and you seem prone to eye irritation, it wouldn’t hurt to pick up an eye-specific moisturizer.

There are many vitamins and minerals that moisturizers for your face have. It’s important for healthy looking skin to ensure your face receives the care it demands. However, if you wake up one day and realize that you have several wrinkles you’d like removed, unfortunately you may be a bit disappointed by the results of most eye creams. In a recent study using sixteen different eye creams on one hundred and seven participants, they found that none of them eliminated all wrinkles. While there were changes reports, most were fairly subtle. However, one piece of the study does offer a good peace of mind for those of us looking to save a bit of money: the competitively priced creams achieved the same – if not better results than the expensive brands!

Ensuring your eyes, and the area around them are well-kept is an important part of daily hygiene. Let’s be honest, no one likes dark circles under their eyes! While some eyeglasses frames may physically cover them up, depending on the prescription, the bags or dark circles might even look magnified! If you haven’t picked up your new inexpensive eye cream yet, you may want to get some cheap glasses on the way!