Eye cream: How much care does the eye area really need?

"Anna, will you be making an eye cream soon?" , I am often asked. The answer is: no. We already have. However, you will search in vain for the label ‹eye cream›. The eye area does not need any other care than the rest of the face, it just needs extra care. And in this article you will find 10 simple tips against small blemishes such as dark circles and dark shadows!


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Why is good eye care useful?

Rings under the eyes, dark shadows, dryness lines - the skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive. It is thinner and often drier than other lots. This makes them less resistant and causes wrinkles to form more quickly. In addition, this area is not well supported by connective tissue. So the padding is missing from below.

The vessels here are also very delicate. If they don't get enough oxygen through the blood, they can also constrict. This creates dark or bluish eye shadows.

Swollen eyes have a very similar reason. Lymphatic fluid builds up in vessels that are too narrow while you sleep. You notice that especially after a restless - or short... - night.

☝️Let's make it clear: the area around the eyes is particularly delicate and therefore reacts more quickly to little sleep, environmental influences and an imbalance.

What does eye care have to do?

eye cream with hyaluron and glycerin makes sense. These substances provide the skin with a particularly large amount of moisture and that is exactly what it needs. Nourishing oils such as shea butter, almond oil or argan oil help to store moisture and strengthen the skin barrier. The skin's own protection is made even more resistant by vitamin E and other antioxidants. They improve cell protection and prevent premature skin aging.

Since the eye is a sensitive organ, the care should never have an irritating effect. Alcohol is just as taboo for this sensitive area as substances foreign to the skin, for example mineral oils or silicones, which can get into the eyes and thus into the body.

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Eye cream against wrinkles, do I need that?

The range of products specifically for the eyes is huge. There are creams, serums, ampoules, masks, roll-ons for young skin, for mature skin and and and. You could fill an entire mirrored cabinet with eye care alone. But does that have to be? No.

You can save on extra eye products with good facial care.

We have seen what care the eye area needs. And it is not fundamentally different from the rest of the facial skin. In addition, skin care must be type-specific. And your skin type does not stop at the eye area. Dry skin tends to be even more dry here. Sensitive skin may react even more sensitively here. Therefore, the eye care should also suit your skin type and possibly skin condition.

Soothing, moisturizing and 100% natural - the FIVE Shea Cream, the FIVE facial serum and the FIVE facial oils are ideal for caring for the sensitive eye area

  • Without alcohol
  • Without silicone and mineral oils
  • 100% vegan

Eye wrinkles, like other wrinkles, cannot be reversed with care products. However, good moisturizing care counteracts dryness lines. And above all, good care prevents premature skin aging. Antioxidants and a sun protection factor minimize light-induced skin aging - by the way: sunglasses with a high filter category offer the sensitive skin directly around the eyes additional protection. Nutrient-rich vegetable oils help the skin to effectively renew itself and remain elastic. And with my top 10 tips, you can naturally take care of your eyes...

Help with dark circles and Co. - the top 10

1. Sleeping Beauty

Who has that much time...? Of course it doesn't have to be 100 years, but treat yourself to enough sleep regularly. And ensure an even sleep pattern.

2. Gentle massage

A gentle massage supports the drainage of accumulated lymphatic fluid under the eye. Use your pinky or ring finger (they don't have as much strength) to tap very lightly from the inside out.

3. Cool

Cold helps to reduce dark circles. Simply put a teaspoon in the freezer for a few minutes and then put it on your closed lids. The shape fits perfectly! If you have the problem more often, put a spoon ‹in reserve› in the fridge (in this case not in the freezer).

4. Drink a lot

Beauty from within: the foundation recommends Health Promotion Switzerland.

for adults to drink at least 1.5 liters a day

5. A good day care...

... moisturizes (glycerin, hyaluron), strengthens the skin barrier (lipids) and provides nutrients (especially important: vitamins E and C). All of this, of course, without irritating alcohols and mineral oils.

6. run away from dark circles

Or cycle or swim. Sport not only cuts a good figure, but – who would have thought – also beautiful eyes. It boosts blood circulation and you are supplied with plenty of oxygen down to the smallest vessels. This is how you send eye shadows and co. to the mat.

7. Healthy Eating

Beautiful skin needs minerals, vitamins and protein for new skin cells. Iron-rich foods are particularly effective against dark circles under the eyes. Sugar beet syrup, for example, is an ancient home remedy for this blemish.

8. Retouch

Concealer hides dark circles around the eyes. But as soon as wrinkles appear, it has its pitfalls: it settles in them. Rather rely on a light, fresh make-up and cleverly set highlights. A light glow on your cheekbones, under your browbones and in the corner of your eyes makes you glow.

9. Light tan

If your skin is very pale, dark circles can make you look sickly. A touch of tan gives you more freshness. In summer this comes naturally (even with sun protection, because it is mandatory!). In winter, a self-tanner conjures up the same effect in a very gentle way.

10. Temperance

This applies to alcohol, tobacco and salt. These substances impair blood circulation and the first thing to feel is the fine vessels, for example around the eyes.

And now : Turn everyone's head with your most adorable look!

PS: If you are looking for a really intensive moisturizer, just try our FIVE moisturizing serum.

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