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Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Perfect Eye Cream For Your Wedding Day Glow

One of the Keys to having the best wedding makeup that you can on your wedding day, is your skin prep. Most of my bride to be clients inevitably ask me about eye cream and what the best ones are for your eye area. As a wedding makeup artist, I can not emphasize enough on how important skin prep is for that Instagram worthy wedding makeup. In this blog post, I'll guide you through the benefits of eye creams, how to choose the best one for your skin type, and recommend some top picks for under-eye creams that can help you look your best on your big day.

Benefits of Eye Creams

Eye creams are specially formulated to target concern around the delicate eye area. You can get deep hydration, help to cushion the skin with a richer texture than your face moisturizer. It is super important to have a cream specifically made for the eye area because the skin around your eye is so thin! You can think of your eye area like a sheet of tissue paper and the rest of your face like a piece of notebook paper. Eye creams can also target puffiness, discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, making them a versatile tool in your skin prep.

Best Eye Creams for Different Skin Types

For Dry Skin

If you are or are planning on being a Colorado bride, you may have dry skin! If your main concern that needs to be addressed around your eye is dry skin, look for eye creams that are emollient rich! Emollients like glycerin, coconut oil, Shea butter,and more help fill in cracks and roughness, smoothing the skin. A great option is the Neocutis Lumi`ere Firm Riche Extra Moisturizing Illumination & Tightening Eye Cream, which offers extra moisture for those with dry skin or Keil's Avocado Eye Treatment.

For Mature Skin or Eyes Showing Signs of Aging

Retinol is a key active ingredient for mature skin as it helps to boost Collagen and renew thinning of the skin under your eye area. The RoC Retinal Correxion Line Smoothing Eye Cream, is a highly recommended retinal option or if you prefer a retinoid cleanish option you can try the Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Retinoid Eye Cream. I would recommend taking a rest from this type of eye cream while on your mental cycle and swap for a more hydrating formula.

For Puffiness and Dark Circles

One of the best ingredients for reducing puffiness and dark circles under your eye area is caffeine! It also helps stimulate circulation and reduce fluid retention. Two highly reviewed caffeine based eye cream are The Inkey List Caffine Eye Cream and Good Molecules Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel.

For All Skin Types

If you don't have one specific concern for your eye area, have no fear, there are eye creams formulated to suit all skin types and address multiple concerns simultaneously. The CeraVe Eye Repair Cream is an excellent and effective option that provides hydration, helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, and is suitable for all skin types.

Application Tips

You want to treat your eye area with care. The ideal finger to apply your eye cream with is your ring finger as this finger naturally applies less pressure. A little bit goes along way with eye cream. The heat from your eye will draw in moisture so keep the application of the cream on the high point of the bone around the eye. Start from the inner corner out towards your ear. Applying it with gentle tapping is a bonus since it will add a soft stimulation around the are.

Adding an eye cream to your skin routine will elevate your skin prep and can make a significant different in how refreshed and radiant you look on your big day. Whether you're dealing with dryness, aging signed, dark circles or everything, there is an eye cream out there for you. By choosing one that's best suited to your needs, you'll be well on your way to achieving that flawless bridal glow.

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