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3 Things to Look for in an Eye Cream

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Skin Beautifying Treatments Highlands, NCYour skin care is one of the most important parts of your daily routine. Not only can skin care keep your skin moisturized and healthy but it can also shield you against things like skin cancer. As the most sensitive part of your face, however, the skin around your eyes is often neglected— leaving it dry, itchy, and more prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles. To help protect the skin around your eyes, make sure that you are wearing the right eye cream both morning and night. This article will discuss three things to look for in an eye cream. Read on to learn more.

Vitamin C and E

Vitamin C isn’t just good at boosting your body’s immune system, but, when applied to the skin, it is good for your skin’s health as well. In fact, Vitamins C has anti-aging capabilities to help aid in the production of collagen and skin elasticity, reduce pigment and keep cell walls healthy. Additionally it can help keep the skin feeling moist.

Retinol or Retin-A (Tretinoin)

Derived from Vitamin A, retinol or its more effective cousin, tretinoin, is a key ingredient that you should look for in an eye cream. By helping to repair damaged skin, retinol helps with skin cell turnover and regenerates newer, healthier skin in the process.

Bi-Mineral Complex/Malonic Acid

Vitamin C protects the skin and restores its normal pH and function and retinol builds collagen. Both help reduce the development of wrinkles or improve those already present. By adding bi-mineral complex and Malonic acid, trade name Obagi ELASTIderm, you convert some of the collagen produced by the retinol to elastic tissue that further tightens and smooths the lid skin.

One additional thing that should be added in the morning is a good zinc oxide sunblock to protect from the aging properties of the sun.

If you aren’t in the habit of wearing an eye cream both morning and night, then you need to get into it. By helping lock in moisture under the skin and repair damaged skin cells, the correct combination of products in eye creams can do wonders. If you would like to learn more about proper skin care, schedule an appointment with our office, contact the Center For Plastic Surgery today!

Thank you for your business over the years! Dr. Buchanan is closing his practice and the Center For Plastic Surgery's last day open will be January 31, 2023.