Eye gels are one of the more often overlooked products when discussing skincare products for the face. Which is unfortunate considering the benefits of using an eye gel are numerous.
The skin around your eyes is delicate and thin. Which is the reason they lose moisture the fastest and show signs of aging before the rest of your skin does. Eye gels containing ingredients such as caffeine help boost the youthful and healthy appearance of the skin around your eyes. Creams offer a great alternative to gels, but gels tend to have a silky, refreshing texture that makes you feel energized and awake.
Let’s go over the benefits, then how to apply eye gels and what ingredients you should look for.
Eliminate dark circles
Long stressful days, late nights, or poor diets lead to bags under your eyes. For some, dark circles are hereditary. Either way, no one likes the appearance of dark circles under their eyes. Dehydration is one of the most common reasons for dark circles. All the more reason to include a hydrating eye gel to your skincare routine.
Reducing puffiness is another reason you’ll want to use an eye gel. Puffiness occurs mostly at night because while we sleep, we don’t blink. You can imagine blinking is like exercise for our eyes. While not moving, fluids collect around the eyes and tend to move back into the circulation system as the days progresses. However, hydration always plays a role in how quickly this process happens and age is another factor. Which leads into the next point.
Just because you are aging doesn’t mean you have to settle for having wrinkles. Eye gels are perfect, and an inexpensive way of maintaining the youthful appearance of the skin around your eyes. Fine lines develop as you age, even faster if you don’t exfoliate to remove the dead skin on top of the younger skin forming beneath. Eye gels containing hyaluronic acid is highly recommended by dermatologists for its ability to help smooth out fine lines. Combining a high quality exfoliator and eye gel will gradually reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your eyes.
How to apply eye gel
Adding an eye gel to your facial routine is simple. Here are the steps in the simplest form. But first, it’s best to have your bases covered such as a cleanser, exfoliator, and moisturizer.
Apply eye gel with a clean hand and cleansed face. Never apply any products to your face without following that first step. You want to use pea-sized amounts sparingly using your ring finger to dab on gently small dots along the orbital bone. Three to four is sufficient.
Gently pat in the product using small circular motions. Remember, the skin around your eyes is delicate and too much pressure can cause more harm than good. Pat the product from outer corner to the inner slowly massaging into the skin using circular motions. Take your time.
Stretching or pulling the skin will only increase your chances of getting more wrinkles. Again, take your time on this step.
Keep patting in the product until it is fully absorbed. Pea-sized amounts go a long way when using eye gels. Follow up with a high-quality moisturizer.
Eye gel ingredients
It’s fairly straight-forward applying eye gel. Patience and gentle motions will improve the skin under eyes. The real issue comes from determining which ingredients are safe for skin. Harsh chemicals do more damage to skin than they claim they don’t.
Natural ingredients are more effective in keeping skin looking healthy but also actually being healthy as well. As mentioned, caffeine is a great ingredient for waking skin up. Natural sugars and vitamins E and K will continue to hydrate and smooth the appearance of your delicate skin around your eyes. Natural botanical extracts to look for are: Aloe, Shea, Avocado, Cucumber, Coffee, Eggplant, Jojoba, Basil, Turmeric, Ginger.
Fortunately for you, we offer a cucumber herbal eye gel that contains all of these natural ingredients and the super effective hyaluronic acid. This acid is naturally produced in our bodies, and aids in retaining moisture in our skin. All premium eye gels, creams, and serums contain hyaluronic acid because of its amazing moisturizing abilities.
As we age, our bodies do not produce as much of this acid as it did when we were younger. That’s why in order to help aid revitalize and moisturize our skin, we must add hyaluronic acid to our daily facial routine along with other natural ingredients.