There are many different, common problems that are associated with the eye area, including dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness. All of these symptoms can be treated with specialised eye products in the form of creams, gels and serums.
Skin at the eye area is much more delicate than the face and should therefore be treated with products designed specifically for this area, and not just a normal daily moisturiser. The molecules in a facial moisturiser will be too big for the pores around the eyes and could potentially block them causing little white pimples called milia. If you think of your facial skin almost as sand paper, in comparison the skin around your eyes should be treated as tissue paper.
The eyes are very delicate and also one of the first areas that the visible signs of ageing occur, so a good eye product should be a key feature of your daily skin care routine. Some eye products can be used morning and night whereas others are just specific to one or the other.
Dark circles are one of the most common problems in this area and are often difficult to treat as it can depend on the cause of the problem. Melior Clinics would recommend Jan Marini Age Intervention Dark Circle Eye Defence which are capsules of oil to use under the eye and on the brow bone.
Hydration is also key to the eye area to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. Melior Clinics would recommend the Obagi Elastiderm Eye Treatment, which comes in a cream or a gel. Both of these products contain the same ingredients, but give you the option of choosing between a cream or a gel, depending on your preference and skin type. This topical eye treatment can work to help bring back lift and resilience to the delicate skin around the eyes by replenishing elasticity and re building the collagen necessary to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in as little as two weeks.
All eye creams should be used up to the brow bone and down under the eye, following the bone structure under the eye. This also where your facial moisturiser should come up to.