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Do I Really Need to Use Antiaging Eye Cream?

Whoever said age is only a number obviously never looked in the mirror after age 18. Slowly but surely things begin to sag and bag and get wrinkled and some of the radiance gets a little dull around the edges. These changes are especially noticeable when they begin to show up on the face. And then there's the area around those windows to the soul, the eyes. Perhaps those dark circles bring attention to the eyes, but not the right kind. By then, it's really clear why a person should be using an antiaging eye cream, preferably starting at an early age.

The eyes really tend to show age. It seems pretty obvious why once you think about it. For one thing, they're in the face, which is constantly being exposed to the elements. Unlike other parts of the face, though, there are not any oil glands or fat around the eyes so there's no protection from those elements or lubrication for that skin. The skin in the area around the eyes really does get a workout, what with the winking, blinking, squinting, smiling, and rubbing that goes on. Occasionally, it starts to get thinner and the blood vessels become easier to see so that part of the skin looks darker than other parts of the face. Now we have dark circles around the eyes.

Not only does the lack of natural lubrication around the eyes allow the skin to dry out and get wrinkled and thinner, but the amount of collagen and elastin that is just under the skin and gives it a firm and full appearance decreases. So the appearance of the wrinkles and dark circles is more obvious.

None of this happens over night and it also takes quite a while to reverse it. So it's best to start using antiaging creams over the long haul. Age 20 is not too young for women and, yes, men, too, to start using antiaging and eye wrinkle creams. The earlier you start, the longer you can delay the appearance of the telltale signs of age around the eyes.

And yes, you do need a cream made especially for your eyes. The skin there is different and may not respond well to the moisturizer you use on the rest of your face or your body. Sometimes, these facial products even cause little hard white bumps under the skin around the eye. These are called milia because they look a little like millet seeds. Not a pretty thing to see on a face. Also, your eye has a lot of ducts and surfaces that can take up anything that is presented to them. Many regular moisturizers have substances in them that should not come in contact with your eyes. Read the labels. Most will tell you not to get the product in or near your eyes.

If you read the label of antiaging eye creams they will often say they have been tested by eye doctors ("ophthalmologist tested") to be safe and non-irritating for use around the eyes. They also have extra moisturizing and protective ingredients for that delicate skin. These specially formulated eye creams are definitely your best choice for preventing and erasing those unattractive wrinkles and dark circles.

The best eye wrinkle creams actually do work on both wrinkles and dark circles. They also reduce puffiness around the eyes. They are formulated to hydrate the skin, strengthen the under blood vessels, stimulate production of collagen and elastin, and encourage growth of fresh new cells.

One ingredient you can find in most antiaging eye creams is alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which helps in sloughing off dead skin cells and thus encourages new ones to grow. Old oxidized skin is lost and, if anti-oxidants are included to scarf up the free radicals, the fresh young cells should be healthy. The antioxidants also help prevent damage to collagen from the free radicals.

Preventing or eliminating the damage by applying under eye dark circle creams requires regular daily use over the long term. The best eye wrinkle creams are moisturizers that also work to keep the skin firm and help remove the dark circles under the eyes by supplying the skin directly with vitamins A and D, which are used up in sunlight.

Under eye dark circle creams can be found both as creams and gels. If you just have puffy eyes, then the gels may be great for you. If you also need moisturizing around the eyes, then go for the creams. Remember to be very gentle when you apply them. Do not pull or stretch the skin too much. Just pat them on and smoothe gently.

You can hardly start using antiaging eye creams too young. They're easy enough to use and that small effort is guaranteed to be worth it.

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