Think men’s skincare starts and end with the shaving foam and a spot of moisturiser? Think again. Modern men are showing more and more openness to the idea of improving their complexions.
According to Men’s Health, men’s skin show signs of tiredness faster than women’s, and have late nights, long days at computers and hangovers to contend with. Therefore a good eye cream, like Guinot Tres Homme Gel Yeux — Eye Gel, is essential rather than optional. Why? Well, since the skin around your eyes is some of the thinnest on your body, a normal moisturiser simply won’t do – in fact, it can cause puffiness and irritation. Here’s what to look out for to ensure you purchase the right eye cream for you.
- Know your problem
As with all skincare products, getting the right gear depends on knowing what you’re trying to treat. The skin around the eyes is susceptible to a host of unique issues – from dark circles to premature ageing and puffiness. Don’t make the mistake of thinking all eye products are created equal – creams and gels, for example, work in different ways and target different problems.
- Got bags?
If your eyes regularly carry more bags than Paris Hilton’s personal shopper, go for an eye gel. These tend to work better on eye bags than creams because they’re lighter and cooler, instantly constricting blood vessels and tightening the skin around the eye. If you chill them beforehand in the fridge (or store them on a cold windowsill) they’re even more effective. Gels with rollerball delivery systems (one of the biggest trends in male grooming at the moment) are great if you lack a delicate touch since you can apply them without having to use your fingertips.
- Wage war on wrinkles with a cream.
It’s a fact that dry skin ages faster than hydrated skin, so if wrinkles or dry skin are your main problem an eye cream is going to be more effective than a gel. They’re generally richer, formulated to attract and lock in moisture and often come with built in sunscreens (look for the mention of an SPF on the label), which will provide extra protection against wrinkles by guarding against the ageing effects of the sun’s UVA rays.
- Look for a caffiene shot
A key ingredient in many skincare products these days, it’s worth looking out for eye products containing caffeine. It’s great for minimising redness and puffiness by constricting blood vessels and a study by the University of Washington in the States found it may be able to zap UV damaged cells in the skin too.
Guinot Tres Homme Gel Yeux — Eye Gel helps to rejuvenate the skin around your eyes by visibly reducing fatigue, dark circles, puffiness and fine lines.