A lot of people believe that an eye cream is one product in their beauty routine that they can forgo. But here’s a thought: the skin around your eyes is five times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, making it really fragile and delicate. On a daily basis, you blink about 10,000 times, squint while looking at your computer or phone screen, rub your eyes when you’re sleepy, apply and remove makeup—all of which causes damage to the skin. And without a collagen and elastin matrix to support it, the skin around the eyes is the first place to show signs of fatigue.
It’s also a reflection of a bad diet and unhealthy lifestyle. Remember the packet of chips you ate last night while watching Hotel Del Luna? Or when you stayed up till the wee hours of the morning finishing that project for work? It will show up as puffy eyes and dark circles.
That’s why I always recommend using an eye cream earlier rather than later. It’s easier to prevent signs of fatigue and ageing rather than fight them when they appear. You can start using an eye cream in your early twenties, but it is never too late to incorporate one into your beauty routine. Here are some to consider.