5 Myths About Eye Cream Answered
Do I Really Need An Eye Cream?
This is one of the biggest skincare questions out there!
The truth is, eye creams and facial moisturizers have different roles in your skincare routine. The primary purpose of a facial moisturizer is to keep your face hydrated and trap moisture. The primary purpose of eye cream is to hydrate and minimize signs of aging around the eyes. This requires a more concentrated formula that is gentle enough for the eye area. So to answer your question, an eye cream is extremely beneficial to brighten your complexion and minimize signs of aging, and these common myths about eye cream will show you why!
Myth #1: The skin around your eyes is the same as the rest of your face
Not all skin is created equal! The skin varies in thickness depending on where it is on your body. For example, the skin on your legs and feet is thicker than the skin around your eyes. In fact, the skin around your eyes is significantly thinner than the skin on other parts of your body. The outermost layer of your skin – the epidermis – is about .1 millimeters (mm) thick on most parts of your body. The skin on your palms and feet is on average 1.5 mm thick – the thickest on your entire body. Your eyelids are the thinnest at .05 mm according to the National Cancer Institute. The skin around the entire eye area is also much thinner than the rest of the skin on your face.
Myth #2: It doesn’t matter how I apply products to the skin around my eyes
We’ve all done it before. We roll out of bed, we’re running late, and we need to look somewhat presentable. We wash our face a little too harshly or slather on our face moisturizer maybe a little too aggressively. All of that pulling and tugging on your skin accelerates aging because it breaks down collagen faster – and collagen production stops as we grow older. It is essential to apply eye cream gently and properly to maintain the integrity of your skin. The same goes for the rest of your face!
Myth #3: The skin around your eyes doesn’t need different ingredients
The skin around your eyes is different. It’s prone to different issues than the skin on your cheeks, forehead, or chin. The skin around your eyes works a lot harder than the rest of your face. The average person blinks up to 20 times per minute. That can add up to more than 28,000 times per day! This is really important to keep your eyes lubricated, but it also means your skin in this area is under constant stress. The ingredients in eye cream are more concentrated to target what this area is prone to, including faster aging, dark circles, and puffiness.
Myth #4: Skin around the eyes ages at the same rate as the rest of your face
Typically, the skin around your eyes is the first to show aging because it is thinner and more fragile. Think of it this way. Have you ever had a bad night of sleep? When you wake up and look in the mirror, what is the number one dead giveaway that you did not sleep? Most of the time, it’s your eyes. Because when you don’t sleep, your eyes look dark and puffy. It’s the same concept as aging.
Myth #5: Eye creams are the same as facial moisturizers
One of the biggest myths about eye creams is that they are exactly the same as facial moisturizers. While it’s true that some face moisturizers might contain the same or similar ingredients as different eye creams, if you want to target crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles, you need a higher concentration of age-fighting ingredients to make this happen for your eyes. Unfortunately, if you’re using any other anti-aging treatment on your skin, the skin around your eyes might be too sensitive for it. And if these ingredients get too close to your eyes, it might cause your eyes to water and become irritated. Gentle ingredients are KEY when it comes to selecting the right eye cream. They need to
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Some of the key ingredients in Teami Renew Vitamin C Eye Cream include:
- Caffeine to calm skin, reduce puffiness, and reduce the appearance of dark circles
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- Vitamin C helps reduce the appearance of redness and under-eye circles
- Hyaluronic acid brightens skin and dramatically increase hydration
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Simply apply your eye cream as the last step in your skincare routine before applying makeup. Our Vitamin C Eye Cream will get to work right away, penetrating your skin with deeply hydrating nutrients to amp up the glow factor!
If you’ve ever been skeptical about eye cream, it could be the missing piece of the skincare puzzle that takes you to the next level of radiance. Give it a try and you might be surprised at the results in the BEST way possible!
Adi Arezzini | @adiarezzini
Co-Founder + CEO, Teami Blends
Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach
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