Eye Cream 101

As we discuss skincare with our patients we often get asked about the necessity for eye creams. For our younger patients, an eye cream may not be necessary, but for most of us over the age of 30, a specific product for the eyes can be very beneficial.
The delicate tissue around the eye (periocular area)is the thinnest skin on the body - making it more susceptible to effects of aging, ultraviolet damage, and dryness and irritation. When we are younger, our collagen and elastin levels are higher and we are better able to retain moisture in the skin. As we mature, and our skin naturally thins, and this already ultra thin tissue around the eye thins even more, and is one of the first places to note effects of aging - creepiness, dryness, and wrinkles.
Other factors that accelerate aging around the eye are sun damage, constant muscle contractions of the periocular muscles (think crow’s feet), thinning of fat pads in the periocular area, and mechanical pressures to those tissues such as those seen with sleeping on your side for 8 hours a night.
What can we do to protect and maintain the health of the tissue around the eyes? First and foremost, protect your facial skin - including the eye area - everyday with a topical Vitamin C and a broad spectrum mineral based sunscreen with at least an SPF 30.
Use a gentle, non drying cleanser to the delicate tissue, as well as minimizing tugging and pulling of this area. If you are starting to see signs of aging and/or skin dryness or irritability, an additional eye cream may be for you.
Our new Define Hydrating Eye Cream is specially formulated with your delicate eye tissue in mind.
 A highly advanced formulation combines the cutting edge technology of Matrixyl 3000 with Peptides and Lactic and Glycolic Acids to rejuvenate, repair and soothe fragile skin around the eye. Combined with dozens of botanicals, pure plant oils and vitamins and minerals, this firming cream will leave your eye area soft and hydrated with the look of fine lines and wrinkles minimized.

Try it. We know you’ll love it!
-Elena & Heather.

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