3 Helpful Products for Eyes
I’m convinced that I basically could be the queen of the dead with the way my eyes have been looking lately. I don’t know what it is, but over the last couple of months, my eye skin has taken a huge hit and it hasn’t been pretty. I’ve developed some pretty hefty dark circles, my eyes have been puffy and watery and my poor eyelashes in my left eye (which struggle to begin with since chemo) have been falling out in clumps. I don’t know if it’s been this crazy summer/year of moves finally catching up to me, but it hasn’t been a fun time.
I’ve always loved makeup, but only recently have I developed a huge passion for skin care. I never realized how much taking care of your skin could actually help (I know, I’m a ninny). After watching my eyes have a total meltdown and look so tired and droopy and puffy all the time, I decided to get serious about eye care and find some products that would help me out. After all, eyelids and eye skin are the most delicate skin on the body; it would only make sense that it needs a little help!
I’ve found three amazing products that have improved my eye skin (that sounds weird, doesn’t it?) and the best part is that it doesn’t add a ton of time to my skin care routine! So if your skin could use some loving, here are 3 helpful products for eyes:
1. Eye Cream- I always thought it was silly that there was cream made specifically for eyes. I mean, how could it be any different from my regular face moisturizer? I received some eye cream from Arbonne and figured I would give it a go. I put it on my eyelids and under my eyes one night, went to bed and thought nothing of it. I woke up the next morning to the softest, smoothest eye skin I’ve ever had! I couldn’t believe the difference! Since then, not a night has gone by when I don’t put that stuff on my eyes; it really help
2. Lash Serum- I’ve talked about it countless times, but one of the biggest things that I struggle with insecurity-wise are my left eye lashes. I know that’s kind of weird, but chemotherapy really screwed them up. (When you lose your hair during chemo, you lose ALL of your hair, including your eyebrows and eyelashes). When my lashes grew back in, my right eye had beautiful thick lashes like before and my left ones grew in at funny angles, were really sparse and had a ton of gaps. They also seem to be really weak compared to my right lashes, they fall out A TON. Mascara looks so weird on my left eye because of this and I’m constantly wearing falsies because I can’t stand how uneven my lashes look without them. I started using a lash serum to strengthen them and stimulate growth and have seen some significant improvements! It’s not Earth shattering, but it is to the point where I can now wear just mascara and feel okay about it. I’m hoping that over time and consistent use, I’ll see even more results!
3. VIIcode Oxygen Eye Masks – I was overjoyed when VIIcode reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try out their Eye Masks because I had literally been researching them a few days before. These masks are unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, they have a gel-like texture that has a really comforting cooling effect on the eyes. I put these little guys on right before bed and wake up in the morning with soft and radiant under-eye skin! These masks are meant to be on your skin for 8 hours because it continuously delivers nutrients during that time; which is pretty impressive for tiny little masks! The only thing that is a teeny downfall about these is that because I am a thrasher while sleeping, I tend to rub one off at about 3AM. But, I think I would rather be able to rub one off while sleeping then have it glued onto my face and hard to remove! All in all, these little masks have made a huge improvement in my under-eye skin and help my eyes appear awake and refreshed!
VIICode recommends using these masks 2-3 times a week and 3 boxes all together for a full course of treatment!
Do you have any products you use specifically for your eyes? Have you tried any facial/eye masks?