We’re sure you have a serum and moisturizer when it comes to your daily care routine! However, the eye area can often be skipped in beauty rituals. Yes… Face creams are also effective around the eyes, but it is imperative to use different products around the eyes, which have a much more sensitive and thin structure compared to the rest of your face. If all the care products you use are not enough to eliminate complaints such as fine lines, puffiness and dark circles around the eyes, then you can go for targeted products. When we say targeted around the eyes, we think of serums and creams. But what is the difference between them? We investigated the details of which products you should use according to your eye area complaints.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF EYE AREA CREAMS?
First of all, we would like to state that both serums and eye creams are recommended by dermatologists. Since both types of products are designed according to your complaints around the eyes, you don’t have to worry. If problems such as dryness and fine lines around your eyes stand out, this indicates that your skin is losing moisture and needs more support. To remove dryness around the eyes, as well as puffiness, dark circles and general dull appearance, you can turn to intensely formulated eye cream.
Eye contour creams generally have a much more intense and heavier formula than conventional moisturizers. Eye contour creams, which are richer in oil, are beneficial in eliminating your crow’s feet complaints by regulating the skin texture while at the same time regulating the moisture balance.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF EYE AREA SERUM?
As you can imagine, eye contour serums have a lighter and oil-free formula than creams. Eye serums, which generally contain anti-aging ingredients, are more effective for wrinkles, dark circles, swelling and elasticity around the eyes. Focusing on active ingredients rather than moisturizing, serums are designed for specific complaints around the eyes. Although not as intense and moisturizing as a cream, you can opt for serums for their antioxidant, retinol and anti-aging peptide content. If you do not have a problem of dryness around your eyes, but you think that problems such as dark circles and wrinkles are prominent, then you can go for a lighter formula.
WHICH ONE SHOULD WE PREFER ACCORDING TO THE SKIN TYPE?
When using eye creams, your skin type is very important! If you have a dry and dull skin type and you experience these problems more in winter, eye contour creams will be a better choice for you. On the other hand, eye cream is suitable for mixed, oily or dry skin. Although it is generally preferred in the summer months, the mild formula serums are a more suitable option for oily skin with their oil-free feature. If you have a complaint of moisture loss, you can go for creams or serums.
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SERUMS AND CREAMS?
Due to their content and density, the application method of eye creams and serums also differ. Before both products, clean your face with warm water to remove environmental factors that affect all day long. If the water is too hot, you may damage the protective surface of your skin, so choose warm water. You can apply the products after cleaning and drying your hands.
Eye Creams: Eye creams should be gently applied around the eyes. You can apply the cream by massaging it under your eyebrows and above your cheekbones. Be careful not to apply it too close to your eyes. The absorption time of eye creams can take up to 15 minutes, so do not use any other products to avoid affecting the process.
Eye Contour Serums: Put a pea-sized droplet on your hand and start massaging it around the eyes with your fingertips. Serums take 30-90 seconds to absorb, so you can use your daily moisturizer after a short time. Since it has a light formula, you can apply eye serums twice a day.
You can see the eye contour serums and creams we have chosen for you in the photo gallery.