When should you start using eye cream?

May 01, 2017

I love being with my nieces. Its fun being around people who have not yet been affected by the weight of the world. I can feel their joy when Millie immerses herself in an art project or Penny shows me photos of her latest band crush. Being around them reminds me to embrace life. 

Happy EyesI noticed that Millie carefully applies sunscreen every single day. When I asked her about it, she replied: “I wear sunscreen because sunburns hurt…and also because I heard that when you are exposed to too much sun, there is a higher chance of getting acne.”

I was impressed at how she takes care of herself. She is interested in keeping her body safe from sunburn and preventing the possibility of acne. She didn’t even realize that she was also preventing skin damage that would cause age spots and wrinkles later in life. Not having kids of my own, I was excited to now be able to impart some wisdom on them!

“Millie, when is the best time to plant a tree?” She looked confused. “Its an ancient Chinese proverb. The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.” Still confused. “The next best time to plant a tree is now. You know how when you apply sunscreen you don’t get burned? If you start using eye cream now, you won’t get wrinkles around your eyes later.”

“Never?” She asked, a little dubious.

I laughed. She’s quick. “Ok, not never. It will just happen more slowly. That’s why the best time to start taking care of your eyes is now. The skin around your eyes is much more delicate than any other skin on your face, so it needs its own special cream. Think about it - you communicate with your eyes just as much as you do with your words. When you laugh or squint or talk, your eyes wrinkle, crease, and stretch. If your skin is too dry, eventually the wrinkles can’t smooth back out.” She nodded. “Crow’s feet.” She said, understanding. Happy Eyes 2

Yep. Crow’s feet. Personally, I think crow’s feet are nice. It means you laugh a lot! But even with that caveat, I don’t really want a permanent record of every laugh documented on my face.

Wrinkles look deeper when the skin is too dry. Eye cream keeps that delicate skin around the eyes moist so that they can combat the fine lines more easily. Here at eb5, our Daily Repair Eye Treatment combines peptides from soy & rice plants, extracts from the stevia plant and vitamin E to work with your body and help you prevent fine lines as soon as you start using it! (So be sure not to wait another 20 years and get yours today.)