How to pick an under eye cream when you’re in your 50s

Tuesday, March 27 2018

How to pick an under eye cream when you’re in your 50s

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Everything you thought you knew about your skin changes in your 50s. It will get drier, and feel less taut than before. As your skin matures, it loses moisture, causing a host of skin problems like dark spots, dullness and lines. However, it is the skin under your eyes that suffers the most. As you enter your 50s, your under-eye area becomes thinner, and loses elasticity. The skin starts to sag, making dark circles more prominent. At this age, good eye cream becomes essential to your vanity kit, along with a healthy diet, of course. We got Mumbai-based celebrity dermatologist Dr Jaishree Sharad to help you pick the perfect under-eye cream for your 50s—keeping the most effective ingredients in mind—to ensure that you give your skin as much TLC as it currently needs. Eye concerns in your 50s
In your 50s, your collagen starts to degenerate rapidly, making your skin loses its elasticity faster. Expect thin skin and dryness as there are no oil glands in your under-eye area, and the basic hydration it received from the body starts to reduce over time. You’ll also notice that your dark circles, lines and wrinkles become more prominent, your under-eye area gets puffy, and your eyes tend to look hollow. How to pick the right eye cream
To give your under-eye skin the hydration it needs, make sure your eye cream contains hyaluronic acid; it is known to promote collagen building, while reducing dryness and fine lines. Vitamin E also works hard as an antioxidant and boosts your skin’s moisture level. If you’re suffering from under-eye pigmentation, get yourself an eye cream with vitamin C—it is also an antioxidant and contains an enzyme called tyrosinase, which helps target your spots. Peptides are the holy grail when it comes to anti-ageing beauty ingredients, because they help fortify your existing collagen and aid in the production of new skin cells to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. You can also use coconut oil, almond oil or ghee to moisturise your eye area; use just one drop under your eye and one drop over it, applied at night-time. Best eye creams for your 50s
In the market for a new eye cream? Look through our gallery below for our selection of the best eye creams you can try for your 50s. 1 /7