How is your eye area…this isn’t just for the ladies out there…
When we talk about skin care, the assumption is the subject is for women. Increasingly however, men are taking better care of their skin including their eye area, and so it should be!
One universal caution when buying any creams, lotions and/or cosmetics or any personal care products for that matter is to please keep in mind that your skin is your largest organ; it’s critical to your long term health that you use products made with good quality ingredients on your skin. A general rule of thumb I use for myself is to note if it is promoted by a celebrity. I also want to eye the packaging to see how fancy it is or how much of the quality I would like to see in the product has been substituted for swishy marketing. If the packaging is really fancy and/or there is a high priced celebrity telling you to use it, I won’t go near it. Don’t you think that in this case, the money is more likely to be spent on the high priced spokes person and the fancy packaging?
A few things to avoid when you read the ingredients label which I know you all do now. Look for products that don’t contain parabens, phthalates, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), BHA, BHT, or formaldehyde. There are others, but this will be a start. These are mostly chemical preservatives or foaming agents, and they are not good for you.
In that spirit, I want to share with you an eye cream I have found that is so amazing I had to tell you about it. I have terrible allergic issues with the skin around my eye area. In fact, I have a drawer full of eye creams that made my eye area burn and itch, turn red and dry; totally not the goal! Eventually they are used for hand cream or just emptied into the trash with the containers recycled.
Finally I found one that not only doesn’t make me miserable, but actually does what it says it will do. It softens and moisturizes the eye area and makes fine lines less noticeable. Hooray!
It’s Azulene Eye Cream by Earth Science. It’s so amazing that I’m finishing the jar and have to order another! But wait! There’s more good news. It doesn’t cost a ton of money. It’s so reasonably priced, I’m not even going to tell you how much it is. Take a look for yourself and be prepared to be amazed!
This is important for you men out there reading this as well. And for those of you who’ve been with me for a while, you know I don’t recommend something unless I’ve used it myself.
Let me know how you like it. I have to go order another jar for myself…can’t live without this one!
Helping You Achieve Major Wellness in Your Life!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC
Cheryl A Major lives in Westford and is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant. Her TV show, Thin Strong Healthy, airs on WestfordCat and is an offshoot of her blog http://ThinStrongHealthy.com Cheryl offers ongoing information and personal health coaching to help you feel better and be healthier. Follow Cheryl on Twitter @CherylAMajor. She is also a full time residential Realtor with Coldwell Banker with more than 25 years experience.
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