Do You Really Need Eye Cream?

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How is it Different? 

“Why can’t I use the skincare products I have for my face?” 

Skincare isn’t general or universal. Different conditions, different areas, and different skin types call for different treatments. The skin around your eyes is not like the skin on the rest of the face. 

Therefore, there are a few different reasons why you cannot use face products on the skin around your eyes. 

  1. It’s thinner
  2. It’s drier
  3. Prone to irritation
  4. More sensitive to bad products & fragrance
  5. More environmentally sensitive 

For these reasons, we need specially formulated products that take eye sensitivity into consideration.

What Can I Use?

The eyes are also the first part of the body to signal aging, because of their constant movement. Thus, it’s no wonder why eye creams are important to many. Which products can actually help with fine lines and wrinkles? 

Products that are crafted specifically for the eye. Below are some ingredients you should look for.

  • Moisturizing Eye Creams: Under eye moisturizers should be great for sensitive skin, non-comedogenic, and lightweight. 
  • Peptides: Peptides in your eye cream can help your skin produce collagen to look firmer and younger.
  • Caffeine: Not only can caffeine help you feel more awake; it also treats dark circles and puffiness for a refreshed and well-rested appearance.
  • Eye-Safe Retinol: Retinoids can be harsh for the under eyes. It’s best to use an eye-developed retinol cream with a lower dosage, since the eyes are sensitive.



How To Treat Area Around the Eye

When applying products always use your ring finger, since this is the weakest finger it will be gentle enough for the skin around your eye.

When removing makeup and dirt, be cautious of your eye area. Never pull or tug on the skin around your eye, as this can lead to droopy skin, wrinkles, and fine lines.

If you’re looking for a good eye treatment, Dr. Shirazi developed the eyeGLOW AM & PM set, made with the most important ingredients to help with dark circles and wrinkles. 

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Dr. Azadeh Shirazi, MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist.

Specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Shirazi received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University Of Kentucky College of Medicine. After doing a Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, she completed her residency training in Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in addition to completing her training in dermatology and cosmetic surgery at the University of California San Diego.

She has received multiple research scholarships from iconic institutions including Harvard University and the University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has several peer-reviewed publications to her name.