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Moisturizing eye area skin

The skin around eyes is particularly prone to dryness because it lacks sebaceous glands. Keeping it well hydrated is an important step in preventing wrinkles. It is best to use a long-lasting moisturizer providing 24-hour protection without the need to apply it more than twice a day. Even though hundreds if not thousands of different moisturizers are on the market, most containing at least a dozen of ingredients, relatively few substances have been shown to actively trap and/or firmly hold moisture and be skin friendly. Some of the ingredients to look for in a moisturizer are hyaluronic acid, sodium PCA, and colloidal oatmeal.

If you feel you need additional eye area hydration, you may want to try a night cream specifically formulated for the eye area. These creams tend to be heavier than regular moisturizers and often leave a visible residue after application - that's why they are best used before bedtime.

Simply using moisturizers, even good ones, may not be enough to fully hydrate the skin around the eye. You may also need to adjust some environmental and lifestyle factors. See our article on moisturizing for further details. See also tips for the eye area submitted by our visitors.

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