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The right time to start using an eye cream


It’s never too early to start taking care of your delicate eye area. The skin around the eyes is fragile and often shows signs of ageing before any of the other facial areas, so I would advise using a preventative eye skincare treatment from as early as your 20s where most damage experienced is due to excess UV exposure or environmental stresses.

If you have extremely dry skin, noticeable dark circles, chronically puffy eyes or other eye-specific issues, you will want to take care of your eyes no matter what your age.
In your 20’s, most damage comes from UV rays & environmental stresses which can contribute towards premature aging; when applying vitamin C in morning I would recommend that you apply it near or on the eye area (as long there isn’t irritation). Don’t forget to follow with a high SPF sunscreen.

From your 30’s you start to see the first signs of ageing, and it’s important that we take care of our skin. Using an eye cream daily or even twice a day will help keep elasticity in the area as well as prevent collagen loss around this sensitive region. Choose wisely though! The eyes are more delicate than other parts so choose products specifically for the eyes with ingredients that won’t irritate them. Eye creams are specially formulated to deliver anti-aging benefits while respecting the delicate nature of the eye region. Since the formula is so close to the actual eye, they are created to ensure you get all the hydration and protection you need while minimizing chances of any irritation.
In your 30’s you are more likely to develop dark circles and puffiness that require  products with ingredients targeted to those areas specifically for you.

Our top eye creams to brighten eyes and reduce puffiness;

Exuviance Brightening Bionic Eye Cream



ZO Skin Health Hydrafirm Eye Brightening Cream

As you enter your 40s, select products that are dedicated to combating fine lines to visibly lift eye contours and restore resilience to the skin. Concentrate on applying to the outer corners and lids to smooth out crow’s-feet and sagging.

Our top product  to smooth fine lines and fade wrinkles around the eyes;

Obagi Elastiderm Eye Serum



About the Author: Anna Puri

Dr Anna Puri is an Aesthetic doctor and GP with over 14 years experience in both the medical and aesthetic fields. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of St Andrews and University of Manchester. She continues to work both as an Aesthetic doctor at her clinics in Ascot and Kew and as a GP. Dr Anna brings her holistic approach to all aspects of the care she provides with a strong focus on advice and treatment that is specifically tailored to her patients expectations and needs. She has worked with cosmeceutical skin care brands and treated a wide range of skin concerns for over a decade. Dr Anna has a special interest in Antiaging skincare and procedures . Dr Anna's work has been featured in various magazines including Lux and The Aesthetics Journal. You can follow Dr Anna on the SkinoraUK instagram page and Skinora YouTube channel.

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Last update: August 2nd, 2021

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