The Importance of Using an Eye Gel
A good eye gel makes all the difference in the complexion of our skin. Typically, our eyes are the first thing someone notices about us, and it is usually the first thing we notice when looking into a mirror. The skin around our eye area is thinner and more sensitive than the rest of our face, and is the first area to display signs of aging and fatigue. Therefore, it is crucial to have a product in our skincare regimen to specifically target eye care concerns such as eye wrinkles, puffy eyes, under eye bags, and dark spots.
The thinner skin around our eyes absorbs products and active ingredients and nutrients more rapidly that then rest of our face. Skin care products specifically for the area around the eyes are thicker in substance and are made explicitly for the delicateness of our eye skin.
Why Vitamin C?
Now that we have established why an under eye gel is necessary, we want to shift focus and discuss why an eye gel with Vitamin C should be in the running when you commit to adding an eye gel into your routine.
Vitamin C is one of the most effective, best known, and well researched ingredients for skin brightening and lightening, neutralizing free radical skin damage, skin repair, and reversing the dreaded signs of aging. Vitamin C’s benefits will be of use for those who are looking to reduce under eye wrinkles, dark circles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and skin discoloration.
The power behind Vitamin C is in its collagen boosting properties and its ability to neutralize free radical damage. Skin damaging trespassers such as pollution, smoke, and UV rays create breaks in the protein strands of collagen in our skin. These breaks increase the visibility of sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles. Increased use of vitamin c helps to seal these protein breaks and stimulate more collagen production within our skin to keep skin looking brighter, firmer, and healthier.
How To Incorporate Eye Gel Into Daily Routine
The first step in any skin care schedule is to cleanse. Cleansing removes excess dirt, oils, and grime off from the surface of the face. After cleansing comes toning. Use a toner to further remove dirt and surface skin pollutants, balance skin’s pH, and to prepare skin for absorption of following products. Next, is the application of serums. Serums are a wonderful tool for targeting specific skin impurities – such as loss of firmness, fine lines & wrinkles, discoloration, and scars. A few credible anti aging serums include Vitamin C Serum, Retinol Serum, and Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Click here to view Eve Hansen’s serum catalog.
Eye gel can be applied after serums for specific eye area aimed repair. Apply a small pea sized amount to the orbital bone – the seven bones that house the open socket of the eye – using the ring finger to gently pat the skin. Avoid rubbing and tugging as the prolonged performance of this action can produce irritation and the formation of wrinkles.
The final step in a skincare routine should be the application of a moisturizer/cream. Daily moisturizing is vital for healthy skin and it is important to search for a moisturizer with essential antioxidants for enhanced skin protection.
Precautions to take
Everyone’s skin is different and has different sensitivity levels. Before adding a new product into your routine, it is always recommended to check your sensitivity to the product and then begin regular and long-term use – especially when attempting to use an eye gel. Start by applying the product onto your forearm and checking for any negative reactions. After this test, begin applying vitamin c gel around eyes a few times a week. After your skin has built up tolerance to the product, shift to daily use.
Eve Hansen’s Vitamin C Eye Gel
Eve Hansen is thrilled to introduce our newest addition to the Vitamin C family – our 100% Pure Vitamin C Eye Gel. A nutrient-rich, vegan, natural, cruelty-free, and anti aging eye gel that will aid in skin tightening aging eye skin, and help in the fight against dark circles, eye wrinkles, discoloration and pigmentation concerns, and just about any other eye area problem.