Tips for Finding the Best Eye Creams for Your Skin

The skin around the eyes will always be more thin than anywhere else on your face.  For this reason, it is important to choose an eye wrinkle cream that is specifically formulated for this sensitive area as well as your skin type.

Many people diagnose themselves with the wrong skin type, which leads them to purchasing the wrong products for their skin.As a matter of fact, a recent study by Oil of Olay found that 26% of women say they tried a cream that irritated their skin as it was not good for their skin type.

The best way to do determine your skin type is by a dermatologist, who can accurately prescribe the correct products for your skin.  However, it is possible to determine your skin type by yourself. 

Normal Skin

These lucky people have balanced skin that is only occasionally dry or oily with changes in hormones or seasons, but this doesn’t mean you can neglect the eye area.For people with normal skin, there are a multitude of eye wrinkle cream options available.  The most effective eye wrinkle creams contain sunscreen to prevent further sun damage and antioxidants, which protect against the free radicals that cause eye wrinkles and dark eye circles.  Look for eye wrinkle cream with antioxidants vitamin A (retinol) and C (ascorbic acid), which stimulate the production of collagen, and vitamin E, which moisturizes the skin.  

Combination Skin

Most people have combination skin, which means some areas of the face are normal and some are oily or dry.  Combination skin can vary greatly.It is possible that you can have a greasy or oily forehead and have dry skin around your eyes.  If you have combination skin, focus on the condition of the skin around your eyes and choose an eye wrinkle cream best suited for it.

Sensitive Skin

If you have a fair complexion with occasional redness, you probably have sensitive skin.  You should choose an eye wrinkle cream that is hypo-allergenic and contains sunscreen with at least spf 15.You should probably stay away from retinol and various forms of vitamin A, because they tend to irritate skin.  Organic and natural eye creams are also great choices for people with sensitive skin. 

Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, choose an eye wrinkle cream that not only moisturizes the eye area, but also seals in that moisture.Find an eye wrinkle cream that has vitamin E (tocopherol), essential oils, panthenol, or hyaluronic acid, which can work to infuse and get back the hydration in skin.

Oily Skin

People with oily skin are frequently frustrated because they work to get rid of the oil, and then their skin is too dry.They must try to discontinue the habit and even out their skin.Any eye wrinkle cream that you find needs to be an intense moisturizer, but they don’t have to be heavy or be a thick coating.  You may want to try an eye wrinkle gel as opposed to cream, which will be more lightweight.  Look for one that contains retinol, a very effective eye wrinkle fighter that may also help to reduce excess oil.

Once you’ve chosen the best eye cream for your skin type, dab it on very gently without rubbing or stretching the delicate tissue.  Apply your eye wrinkle cream twice a day to reduce eye wrinkles and prevent further signs of aging.