How to Use Eye Cream (So it actually works)
Are you worried about knives and needles? Here is a less expensive way to regain your youthful appearance. Nowadays more and more people are turning towards eye lift creams and avoiding surgery.
All the research has been done for you by Unity Skincare so you can learn everything about a quality eye lift cream.
It is important to know what to look for when buying an eye lift cream and how they work. When it comes to skin care, knowledge is important. The more you know the better your skin will look.
How do you choose a quality eye lift cream? Are they really worth the price you pay? Read on and you will find the answers here.
Sagging eyes are a result of the ongoing aging process. It is not an overnight problem although it may seem like it.
We are full of collagen when we are born. Collagen is the protein responsible for skin elasticity. Our skin components consist of about 80% collagen. The other 20% include Glycosaminoglycan (GAG), and elastin.
Collagen works hard to keep our skin strong and supple. With time this collagen degrades but is quickly replaced, throughout our childhood, teenage years and even partially into our twenties. But unfortunately, this is not so afterwards. During our late 30s and especially after 40s, we start to lose collagen at a rate of 1% a year!
If the reduction in collagen levels in our bodies is significant, the effects show up on our skin. Each year, our bodies will have less and less collagen to maintain the strength of our skin. This makes our skin thinner and thinner. Thinning leads to the skin being dehydrated and dry. The thinning process makes our skin fragile, making it more prone to external damage. This is known as ‘Intrinsic aging’ which means the aging process happens from the inside out.
What is extrinsic aging? This is the aging that occurs as a result of extrinsic or outside factors. These factors include excessive sun exposure, cigarette smoke and environmental pollutants that build up. They are well known to affect the external layers of our skin. The aging signs may show up as increase of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging of skin due to significant loss of collagen and as pre-cancerous spots with uneven skin tone. Our skin may look rough and unhealthy with time.
Now you can understand how the end results will be when both these intrinsic and extrinsic aging factors combine.
When collagen and elastin are not adequate to hold our skin up, it begins to sag because the fibers will also disconnect. When the new cell formation slows down with age and the less the collagen is replaced, our skin will start to wrinkle.
The skin around our eyes is very delicate and thin. So, the intrinsic and extrinsic aging processes are the most visible around the eyes. This includes sagging and fine lines. Therefore, our under-eye skin sags before the rest of our faces. If you are worried about aging, check your under eye area first for early signs.
How do eye serums help you fight signs of aging?
The key ingredient in many eye lift creams is retinol. In fact if your eye serum doesn’t include retinol it likely won’t reduce wrinkles!
Let’s understand what retinol does. Retinol reduces fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. They also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin color. Additional benefits include fading age spots and softening rough patches of skin
This regeneration ability is the exact quality that led us to include retinol in our eye serums. It mimics the natural processes of our skin and works where it is actually needed.
Retinol targets exactly what our skin needs to look lifted and youthful. It has the ability to cater for the specific results that are needed.
Matrixyl 3000 is another key ingredient. It reduces the size of blood vessels in our under eye area which minimizes the swelling and dark circles around our eyes. It has a unique ability to function as an anti-oxidant and a soother. Since it acts as an anti-oxidant, it can fight against free radicals there by reducing the signs of aging. The irritation and swelling in the under eye area is also reduced.
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin, and it helps to bind water to collagen, trapping it in the skin, so that skin can appear plumper, dewier, and more hydrated.
Basically, hyaluronic acid increases hydration in the skin, which can keep your skin looking fresh, full, and bouncy. “The collagen in our dermis forms the structure of the skin. Natural hyaluronic acid is bound to collagen on one side and links to water molecules on the other, giving skin its plumpness.
Once you find the ideal eye lift cream that works best for you, you can say goodbye to your under eye concealer. Although a concealer helps to cover up sagging, it can collect in between your wrinkles and draw more attention to that area. Instead use your eye lift cream to smooth and lift your under eye area and continue to look beautiful and youthful.
Prevention should be your aim
Once the damage is done, it is quite difficult to reverse. So focus on preventing while treating the noticeable aging signs which are there already. Wearing a good sun block each time you go out is one of the best ways to do this.
Sun damage is one of the leading causes of skin aging, leading to skin sagging and wrinkling. A good sun screen can prevent UV (ultra-violet) radiation from entering the epidermis of your skin thereby protecting it from aging.
Ensure a healthy life style – have a nutritious and well balanced meals to provide nutrients to keep your skin healthy. Eat fruits and vegetables which are essential for a healthy lifestyle. Drink plenty of water to keep your body well hydrated. You can take a supplement if necessary which includes vitamins and minerals as well as omega 3 fatty acids to give you the nutrients which you might be missing out in your daily diet.
One tip is to sleep with your head propped up at an angle – Many dermatologists believe that this can help to reduce the puffiness and swelling when you wake up. This angle will allow the fluid which collects naturally around your eyes to drain as expected, making the eye region swell less along with reducing the visible fine lines and wrinkles. If you are a person with less collagen in your under eye region, the swelling and sagging will be more noticeable. Sleeping in this angle will help to counteract the affects.
We should not forget that aging is a part of our lives. While doing whatever you can to make yourself look and feel beautiful, be happy and love the way you look. Unfortunately, sometimes biology works against our idea of perfect skin. So how can we maintain a youthful appearance as long as possible? Combine both the preventive techniques and treating the signs of aging the moment they pop up while taking care of our skin to the best of our ability.
Injectables vs. Eye serums
Our Unity Age-Reversal Eye Serum is a good alternative to expensive injectable procedures. You be the judge after trying it.
While we agree that there is nothing wrong in having procedures, they are quite costly. They are also invasive and may cause pain and other side effects.
You have to make an appointment and get them done at a professional cosmetic surgeon’s office. But eye serums can be used in the comfort of your own home.
So before deciding to go through such invasive procedures, we advise you to start with a quality eye cream or serum. You will be surprised at the results and how well it can reduce signs of aging.
- Eye serums are an important part of any skin care regime, especially if you are over 40.
- When the skin around your eyes are firm and less saggy, you will look visibly younger.
Try our products to help you achieve a youthful appearance. You will see visible results in your under eye area as they help to reduce the under eye bags, puffiness and dark circles while reducing that tiredness and droopy eyes. Your eyes will start to look radiant and young often within minutes.