The skin around your eyes is delicate and also the first area to show the signs of ageing. The damaging rays of the sun can easily penetrate through the thin skin around the eyes and accelerate the ageing process leaving you with fine lines and crow’s feet.
Thus, it is important that the area around your eyes receives enough sun protection to ward off the effects of the UV rays. That’s one of the reasons why while buying an eye cream you should check if it contains SPF. Ahead, what to look out for when buying an eye cream with SPF
Should offer UVA and UVB protection
One thought that has been lingering in your head since the beginning of this article is that – isn’t sunscreen enough? Well, here’s the truth – it isn’t. Sunscreens are heavier and designed for thick skin textures. When it comes to the eye area, you need something lightweight that offers complete care. The Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF -15 is a physical sunscreen that offers both UVA and UVB protection thereby reducing the chances of premature fine lines and wrinkles.
Should contain the right ingredients
Check the label for ingredients that are particularly beneficial for the eye area such as titanium dioxide and lactic acid. The former is a chemical-free, physical sunscreen also referred to as sunblock that helps bounce UV light away from the skin. The light-reflecting ability of this sunblock makes it perfect for the undereye area. Lactic acid, on the other hand, targets uneven texture and spots on the skin to help diminish dark circles.
How and when to use?
Apply on cleansed skin as part of your morning skincare routine. Using the tip of your ring finger, gently pat around the eye area, blending inwards from the outer corner. Avoid rubbing or massaging the eye area. Wait for a few minutes and then follow up with a regular sunscreen on the rest of your face.