Well, we're here to tell you that eye creams are a completely necessary part of your routine and totally worth the money you have to spend on them. Without eye creams, an extremely sensitive part of your skin will be more susceptible to long-term damage, and you can nip that in the bud by popping on this specific moisturizer day and night.
Here's why you should be using an eye cream.
The Skin Under Your Eyes is DifferentUnlike the rest of the skin on your face, the skin under your eyes happens to be the thinnest layer on your entire body. Because of that, it is extremely sensitive to outside damage and has a tendency to dry more quickly than any other part of you. And since this layer is so thin, it also means you're more likely to experience dark circles and puffiness, and who wants that?
What all this boils down to is, you're going to need a special cream for under your eyes. Though moisturizers are great for the rest of your face, the skin under your eyes needs something extra to prevent the damage, and you'll want to find a cream that caters to those needs specifically.
You Will Stop Premature WrinklesNo matter how young you are, most people have fine-lines settling in under their eyes because of the nature of the skin hanging out there. Unfortunately, this only gets worse over time. Web MD says that with exposure to the sun and your body producing less collagen as you get older, the skin under your eyes is extremely vulnerable to developing wrinkles when the rest of you is still looking youthful. Certain eye creams, however, can help the production of collagen while moisturizing components will help the skin stay hydrated and keep its elasticity.
You'll Help Lessen Sun DamageBasically, everything you're moisturizing your face with should have SPF and eye cream is no exception. I know that whenever I try to put sunscreen on this area, it gets extremely irritated very quickly, so I avoid sunscreen there altogether. To prevent sun damage which can lead to milia and other issues for this layer of skin, get an eye cream that has SPF. Not only are eye creams soothing, it can stave off the damage that also contributes to wrinkles.
Oh, and be sure to wear those shades when out at the beach.