For those of you who like to keep your daily skincare routine as easy as possible, you may be wondering if you really need both an eye serum and an eye cream. Or if you need either at all. Let’s take a quick look at the difference between the two and when and why to use eye products.
Why Can’t You Use Your Face Products On Your Eyes?
Technically you can use your facial serum and facial moisturizer on your eyes, but they may not be as effective. The skin around our eyes is ultra-thin, so thicker products may not absorb as easily. Also, with close proximity to your eyes, eye products are typically formulated with less irritating ingredients.
Why Use Eye Serum And Eye Moisturizer?
Our eyes are one of the first places on our face to show the visible signs of aging. It begins with the fine lines caused by the repetitive movements of smiling, laughing, squinting, and our daily facial expressions. Also, UV exposure, so be sure to wear your sunglasses.
Eye products are formulated to slow these signs of aging. Depending on the formula, eye products can also help with dark circles, bags, and puffy eyes.
What Is An Eye Serum?
Just like facial serum, an eye serum’s role is to nourish your skin—not moisturize. While it may leave your skin looking dewy, the thinner serum is formulated to deeply penetrate your pores for maximum anti-aging benefits. Some eye serums are designed specifically for those who struggle with dark circles and puffy eyes.
What Is An Eye Moisturizer?
Your eye moisturizer can be layered on a minute or so after your eye serum to hydrate and moisturize your skin. While still thinner than your cream facial moisturizer, eye moisturizer is thicker and creamier than serum. Wait another minute or so before applying concealer or other eye makeup.
When Should You Begin Using Eye Products?
With our constantly connected lifestyles, our daily exposure to blue light can accelerate aging—particularly around our eyes. Wearing blue light glasses some or all of the day can help.
In terms of when to start using eye products, most women begin in their late 20s or early 30s or as soon as the visible signs of aging begin to show. However, you can begin to use eye products sooner as a proactive approach.
What About Eye Masks?
Eye masks are an excellent proactive option before fine lines begin to form. Once lines and wrinkles are present, eye masks provide intensive eye treatment. Eye masks are also a quick fix when you wake with tired or puffy eyes. Choose from wash-off eye masks or eye mask patches that can be used 1 to 3 days a week.
Searching For Effective Eye Care Products?
There are links to Methode Brigitte Kettner’s eye care products throughout this blog post. Our products are naturally derived and formulated with ingredients that are scientifically proven to deliver results. We also have a few different skincare devices that are small enough for the area around the eye.