Best Ingredients for Eye Care

Best Ingredients for Eye Care

Taking care of your eyes and the area around them is quite the important task when it comes to looking your best, but unfortunately, it’s no easy task. It can be confusing and irritating, as you may find that despite your best efforts and all the methods you may try, you skill end up with irritation (especially on thin, delicate areas of skin like the eyelid skin), dark circles, or puffiness.

Vine Vera has given you plenty of tips up to now for preventing and reversing a host of eye-centric skin problems, but we’re not quite done yet. We realize that sometimes knowing some techniques and strategies for skin care isn’t enough; your skin care regimen is only as good at the products, after all, so Vine Vera’s going to give you a list of ingredients to check for next time you’re shopping for eye-area skin care.

Vitamin C
Is it any surprise that this multi-tasking wonder ingredient is on the top of the list? If you’re not already aware of vitamin C’s benefits, for general, overall health and well-being, Vine Vera’s given you plenty of material to read up on over the course of the week, but we’ll recap here.

Vitamin C will nourish and protect your skin against damage, work as an antioxidant to fight off free radicals that contribute to the ageing process, and even brighten dark spots. This makes it well-suited to general skin care for a number of reasons, but it’s especially potent at banishing dark circles.

Hyaluronic Acid
It might seem weird to use an acid for moisturization, but this particular acid isn’t an irritant, and in fact, it actually pulls moisture out of the air to nourish and hydrate your skin throughout the day! Hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1,000 times it’s own weight in water, so rest assured, a little will go a long way, and hyaluronic acid is your ticket to keeping easily dried-out areas like eyelid skin staying plump and moist with hydration.

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Caffeine
Yes, you read that right, the same thing in your coffee that energizes you and helps you face the day can help with your skin care. Specifically, you should look for caffeine as an ingredient in any cream that claims to deflate puffy eyes. A common quick-fix (which Vine Vera has mentioned several times by now, because it’s effective) for puffy eyes is to stick wet teabags on the puffy parts for at least fifteen minutes. This works because the caffeine in the teabags has an effect on the blood vessels underneath the eyes and causes them to shrink and pull away, decreasing overall puffiness. As such, a bit of caffeine in serums or creams designed to reduce under-eye puffiness is generally a good thing.

Retinol
Retinol, believe it or not, actually helps your body create better and healthier skin cells, and it boosts skin-creating substances like collagen, so your skin will stay smooth, soft, and healthy. They can be an irritant to very sensitive skin types, though, so if you have sensitive skin and/or react badly to retinol, you can try products packed with neuropeptides instead, which will perform similar functions but are less likely to irritate.

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