The 7 Best Under-Eye Creams for Men
To the uninitiated, eye creams may seem like another grooming product you don’t need. But consider this: if the eyes are the window to the soul, would you want them sitting in a crappy frame?
The area around the eyes is often one of the first places on a man’s face to show signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. That’s because the skin around your eyes is thinner than other parts of your face and has less subcutaneous fat to cushion it. It’s easier for this delicate skin to show signs of dehydration, age, bad diet, lack of sleep, alcohol consumption — the list goes on.
The best way to prevent all of this is with regular use of eye cream. These products aren’t just more-expensive moisturizers. They’re typically formulated with a higher concentration of active ingredients to combat eye-specific issues. And just like working out, they produce the best results when they’re used consistently, so use an eye cream every morning and night after cleansing your face. Apply a small amount to the area under your eye and pat it in with your ring finger (aggressive rubbing can cause sagging and further damage).
While any eye cream is better than none at all, you can take it one step further by choosing one tailored to your specific eye conditions. Here are the best eye creams for any issue you can think of.
Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels
The Pro-Level Bonus The next generation of eye creams are stick-on patches that act like sheet masks for your eyes. If you have to look especially fresh for a big meeting, a big date or a big party, stick these under your eyes and leave them on for five minutes while you brush your teeth. They’ll instantly de-puff and brighten your eyes and make you look like you slept 12 hours — even if you didn’t. Then, put your normal eye cream over the area to keep it tight. Bonus points if you keep them in the refrigerator.