A number of sensational skin care options for eye rejuvenation, including eye creams, are available today. However, it is necessary to choose an effective eye cream from among dozens of choices that may not live up to the claims they make. A consummate treatment for the eye area plays a pivotal role in the fight against facial signs of aging.
Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing cutting edge, dependable, and notable skin solutions for a variety of medical and aesthetic skin conditions. Dr. Zimmet will recommend the most appropriate products, including an eye cream, to suit the unique needs of a patient. He provides cutting edge dermatology treatments to patients in Austin, TX, and surrounding locations.
Ingredients in an Eye Cream
The skin around the eye area is more sensitive. Therefore, a patient should ideally choose a formula that does not cause a sensitizing reaction or irritation. Eye creams that contain irritating ingredients such as synthetic fragrance, fragrant plant oils, or other sensitizing plant extracts should be avoided because they can create pro-aging inflammation. The eye cream should have cell communicating factors, skin repair agents and antioxidants in a soothing, fragrance-free formula.
Need for a Specific Eye Cream
A specific product labeled eye cream may not be necessary if the patient is already using a well-formulated facial serum or moisturizer. These can work fine as long as the skin around the eyes is of the same as the rest of the face. An exception is if the skin around the eyes is drier. In such case, the patient will require a more emollient formula. People with oily skin may not be using a face moisturizer, in which case an eye cream is required.
Puffy Eyes, Sagging Skin, and Dark Circles
Eye creams claiming to reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and sagging skin typically exaggerate their effectiveness. A skin care expert will try to determine the underlying cause of these signs around the eyes before recommending an appropriate solution. For instance, puffiness resulting from fat pads that have moved under the eye cannot be treated with eye creams.
If puffiness occurs due to fluid buildup or from lack of sleep, a soothing eye cream may help along with other measures. If sun damage has caused puffiness in the eye area, a correctly formulated dermatology eye cream can be dramatically effective in healing the skin and reducing inflammation.
To address dark circles, the patient should ensure that a facial moisturizer or a well-formulated eye cream should contain sunscreen and melanin-inhibiting ingredients to improve skin color. Sagging skin and wrinkles around the eyes can be treated with the same ingredients that work for the rest of the face. In such case, the cream should have adequate amount of antioxidants and skin repairing ingredients.
A daytime facial moisturizer should have SPF 25+ and should be applied around the eye area. The eye cream should be packaged in a way to ensure the stability of light- and air- sensitive ingredients. Experienced dermatologist Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas.