How to Choose the Right Eye Cream

By |July 9th, 2013|Dermatologist, Skin Care|

Eyes are usually the first feature noticed by friends, loved ones, and strangers — who may be quick to judge if you have drooping eyelids, crepey skin texture, dark circles, or profuse wrinkles. As the skin around the eyes is finer and has fewer oil glands than the rest of the face, it’s more delicate and needs extra attention. Our dermatology patients in Miami and Manhattan who have spent a lot of time in the sun or squinting through cigarette smoke are all too aware of how the eye area can show damage more quickly than the cheeks or chin.

Typically, signs of aging start to show up around your eyes in your late 20s or early 30s, so it’s never too soon to start using a preventive eye cream. A product packed with antioxidants, such as dr. brandt® lineless® eye cream, will help prevent free radical damage.

If you’ve already noticed some changes, no matter what they are, you will need to use a good eye cream day and night. Not sure where to start? Here are a few tips to help you choose the right eye cream for your specific concerns:

Thin Skin & Loss of Firmness

  1. Look for an eye cream with the following ingredients:
  • Alpha hydroxy acids
  • Antioxidants (vitamin A and C)
  • Peptides
  1. Do not use retinoids on the upper eye area. Try a low dose of retinoids for under the eye.
  2. Try dr. brandt® flaws no more® r3p eye .

 

Crow’s-Feet & Wrinkles

  1. Try an over-the-counter wrinkle relaxer.
  2. A gentle peel can help, too. Just be careful not to get too close to the eyes.
  3. Try dr. brandt® crease release®.

 

Dark Circles

  1. Determine whether the dark circles are being caused by pigmentation or by the appearance of blood vessels.
  2. If the dark circles are caused by pigmentation, try a lightening/brightening eye cream or mix a brightener with your moisturizing eye cream. Try dr. brandt® light years away® brightening eye cream or dr. brandt® dark circles away®.
  3. If there is no improvement of dark circles after 6 to 8 weeks of using a brightening eye cream, the problem may be vascular. In this case, use a soothing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant formula.

 

Puffiness & Bags Under The Eyes

  1. Use a collagen promoter to increase collagen production in the area. Try dr. brandt® dark circles away®.
  2. Find an eye cream with caffeine. It’ll help decrease puffiness.
  3. Retinol can also help with puffiness and under-eye bags. Try glow by dr. brandt® revitalizing retinol eye cream.

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