Did you know that signs of ageing show up in your under-eye region first? That’s right! Studies have shown that we make about 100,000 facial expressions involving the area around our eyes. On top of that, the skin around your eyes is 10x thinner than the skin on your face. Therefore, all the hard work you put into your skincare is washing off if you don’t take care of the delicate area around your eyes. Today, we’re letting you in on the best ingredients for under eye care and basic dos and don’t you need to follow.
Best ingredients for your under eyes:
01. Hyaluronic acid
This hero ingredient deserves all the love and appreciation it receives. It hydrates the skin by preventing transepidermal water loss. This process further improves the skin’s elasticity and texture. With constant use of HA, you can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Use an eye cream or serum that is infused with hyaluronic acid. If your face serum contains HA, take it up to your under-eye region during application. A great option is the Simple Booster Serum - 3% Hyaluronic Acid + B5 For Deep Hydration. It not only contains 0.5% active hyaluronic acid but also 2.5% vitamin B5 for maximum hydration.
02. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a saviour for dehydrated, dull skin. So, it’s only natural that it can do wonders for your under eyes too. This ingredient is especially fabulous if you have deep dark circles as it brightens and fades pigmentation.
Just one drop of the Lakme 9To5 Vitamin C+ Facial Serum can work like a miracle elixir for the under eyes. It contains Kakadu plum, which has 100x more vitamin C than oranges. It helps reduce pigmentation and signs of ageing to give you smooth, even-toned and youthful-looking skin.
03. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is knowns for its deep nourishing qualities. It penetrates the skin and provides moisture to every cell. Products containing vitamin E are marvellous for dry skin peeps and dry under eyes.
The Ponds Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E can also double as your eye cream due to its key ingredients. It contains two out of three power ingredients from our list. Need we say more?
04. Do’s and Don’ts of under-eye care
Pampering your under-eye area with potent ingredients is the first step towards youthful skin. However, you also need to keep a few dos and don’ts in mind to ensure you don’t harm the delicate under-eye area.
- Use your ring finger to blend in products. The ring finger exerts the least amount of pressure and that will prevent tugging.
- Use nourishing agents twice a day. Include eye care in the morning and night routine.
- Don’t tug too hard while applying skincare or doing your makeup.
- Don’t over moisturise.
- Don’t stretch your skin while applying eyeliner or skincare.
- Don’t use products that contain alcohol around your eyes.