I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a victim of marketing. Just make it look pretty or put “limited edition” across it and I’m eating it uppppp. However, there are some products that just can’t fool me; eye creams being one of them. Sorry to break it to you but a $50 or $130 eye cream is just hydrating you, if that! It’s not taking your wrinkles away or dark circles or puffiness. All you need for healthy under eyes is proper moisture! Hydration keeps the skin supple, which keeps the wrinkles off yo face!
My theory to skincare is nothing will actually fix your problems unless it has a PHD. Besides the natural, scientifically proven methods like staying hydrated, exercising and moisturizing, everything else on the market is “fluff” just to make brands more mula. Ingredients don’t lie, honestly, how many can you actually pronounce or define what it is, yet we still put it on our face. Continue reading to find out the natural and effective eye creams that I’ve been using instead.
Vitamin E: Just google and read about it. It’s a powerful antioxidant and hydrator for the skin. It’s pure and natural, no harmful chemicals or useless additives; so how can this not be better than a fancy eye cream? It may not be packaged all pretty, but to be honest that’s what we’re paying for with expensive eye creams, we’re paying for the packaging because it costs the company more money to use better materials. They gotta make there money back somehow.
Aloe Vera: This has to be pure Aloe Vera from the plant, not prepackaged from the shelf, it’s not the same thing. Using it for a sunburn is such old news, it’s my favorite all over moisturizer! Aloe Vera is so lightweight and cooling that it’s impossible to clog your pores or irritate you in anyway. It also dries super fast which is a bonus and leaves no residue at all. This is a true and effective method to help with signs of aging and wrinkles.
Vaseline: Next time you slab some on your lips don’t forget your under eyes. This method can be tricky so apply with caution. Vaseline can be very comedogenic depending on your skin type and it’s not to be used as an everyday moisturizer for your face or body. Vaseline for the under eyes is a great sealer and forms a barrier where moisture cannot escape. This is to be used in very, very small quantities; you want to apply the thinnest film under your eyes, you do not need a lot.
Almond Oil: Contains Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin A ; which is the main ingredient in retinol, both scientifically help with pre mature aging and wrinkles. This can also be used as a versatile, all over moisturizer for face, body and hair.