Few skin care products will have more of an impact on your appearance than an anti aging eye cream. This is because, when we first look at someone, we usually look first at their eyes. It's the first thing we notice. The skin around the eyes is also often the first area of the face to show signs of aging.
As we age, changes occur in the skin. There are changes in the production of collagen, a protein found in skin cells, and an increase in elastin, another protein. Melanin, the pigment that controls skin color becomes unevenly distributed and fat is lost from under the top layers of skin. Sweat glands, and oil glands start to dry up. Facial skin, constantly exposed to environmental forces such as sunlight, wind, and drying heat, can experience these changes more than other areas of the body, and the skin around the eyes suffers the most. This is what anti aging eye cream is designed to protect against.
Skin beneath the eyes is thin and lacks subcutaneous fat and oil glands to begin with, so it can become drier, thinner, and more wrinkled than the rest of the face. Wear and tear from squinting, blinking, rubbing and other physical insults affect the skin on a daily basis. The blood vessels beneath the skin become more obvious as the skin thins, and the passage of years brings wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. Anti aging eye cream can combat some or all of these effects of aging, depending on the formulation.
For obvious reasons, a good anti aging eye cream is not the same as facial moisturizer. Cream for the skin around the eyes is specially designed to support and revive the skin cells there, addressing the particular problems of this area without irritating or damaging the delicate tissues of the eye itself. Many facial products not designed for use around the eye will caution you not to use them in that area: an anti aging eye cream is always the safest choice for treating signs of aging around the eyes.
If there are already noticeable signs of skin damage around the eyes (puffiness, dark shadows, or wrinkles), an anti aging eye cream can be directed against a specific symptom. Otherwise, a program to support the sensitive area around the eyes and slow the development of these symptoms should include a product aimed at all of them.
R. Drysdale is a freelance writer with more than 25 years experience as a health care professional. You can learn more about anti aging eye cream on the AntiAging Information site.