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Do You Actually Need Eye Cream? Derms Settle the Debate


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Eye Skin. Face Skin

Although it’s natural to believe that skin is just skin and is one thing, the reality is that different parts of your body are covered by different types of. “It’s important to remember that the eyelid skin is thin and delicate and can also show signs of aging sooner than other areas of the face,” says Dr. Garshick. “It’s important to keep the skin around the eyelid moisturized to prevent dryness.” Because the eyelid is more fragile than other parts on your face certain moisturizers should be used at an appropriate distance.

Dr. Garshick says that retinol as well as exfoliating acids as the main components of face creams and are present in concentrations too rough for the eye area.

However it’s essential to ensure that both types of skin are safe. “Sunscreen, on the other hand, is a good example of a face cream to use around the eyes.” “I suggest doing a patch test, trying a small amount applied to a small area daily for three to five days and monitoring for any unwanted reactions,” Dr. Shirazi says, adding that while certain face creams are accepted by the skin of the eyelids, “I suggest doing a patch test, trying a small amount applied to a small area daily for three to five days and monitoring for any unwanted reactions.”

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