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Do I "need" eye cream? I've heard arguments for both sides. If yes, at what age is it appropriate to start?

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Jillian Wright (Clinical Aesthetician & Spa Owner) answered
Absolutely!  The delicate skin around the eye area is 5-10 times thinner than the rest of your face so make sure to protect it.  I'd say 25 is a good age to start but it all depends on your lifestyle and genetics.  There are many eye creams, gels, serums, etc for all types of issues including dehydration, puffiness, crepiness, tired eyes, and dark circles to name a few.  It's always my recommendation to start with healthy skin care haibts at an ealry age.  Think about it, when you are older, don't you want what you are feeling on the inside to match what people see on the outside?
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Daniela Ferri (Licensed Esthetician, Acne Specialist) answered
I actually find that unless there is marked dryness under your eyes, SPF plus good sunglasses that have UV protection are really all that are necessary.  Dark circles and puffiness are now able to be addressed by new eye gels containing Peptides, which are protein chains of amino acids that have been discovered to repair all sorts of damage.  But what we're really talking about here in terms of an age when fine lines and wrinkles haven't happened yet, in other words, just prevention, the truth is use of moisturizer does not prevent aging.  It's prevention of UV damage that does. Sun protection in the form of SPF or sunglasses is really the only way to prevent the damage that leads to wrinkles.  Having said that, moisturizers or serums with broad-spectrum multi-vitamin antioxidants can be very helpful as well.  So, in my humble opinion, eye creams are not necessary for the prevention of signs of aging.
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Dr. Charles Bollmann, M.D. (Ob/Gyn, Fellow Amer. Academy Cosmetic Surgery, Founding Member Amer. Holistic Medical Assn.) answered
About age 30-35 the body stops laying down collagen, so that would be a good age to start.

As has been said in other comments, if you are worried about wrinkles, sun damage is the worst cause. UV protection and sun glasses.

In my medical spa, I advise starting a good skin care program about age 30, either for correction or maintenance. And put the products around the eyes. If you are on a good program, then you really do not need the eye cream. If not, then I would use a good one - the skin around the eyes is thinner than on other areas. The program I advise is my own, Bare Skin Care by Dr. Bollmann (www.bareskincare.com). It has everything you need for prevention and correction. And we have an excellent eye cream as well.

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Sarahunter commented
I'm 41 and have been using eye/face cream since my mid twenties.I look 5-10 years younger and don't have any face wrinkles. Eat a healthy diet,drink lots of water is over 50% of the anti aging process
DeirdreY answered
If you're already using daily SPF, you may be taking important steps against eye aging without realizing it! Sun damage is one of the most major culprits of dark eye circles and ashy looking skin. A nightly eye cream treatment is a smart second step. Look for ingredients containing collagen, caffeine, brighteners and polypeptides.
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Molly P answered
My dermatologist told me in your 30s is fine (though I know plenty of neurotic 20-somethings who have been eye-creaming for years!)
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claire87john answered
I suggest that you simply avoid extreme rubbing of your eyes and extreme frowning. Moreover, you need to be careful with the application as well as removing of eye make-up. These kinds of activities happen to be found in order to contribute to triggering facial lines around the eyes.
To stop dark circles around the eyes from appearing, It is suggested that you get plenty of sleep during the night. You should also have a good healthy and balanced diet because dark circles are usually caused by lack of vitamin K or inadequate antioxidants.
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amy answered
Hi. I just turned 20 years old and am already thinking about using eyes creams and face masks for my dark circles, eye bags and also to tighten my face. I am still not sure it that is a good thing or not. It is why I am here seeing if anyone who is an expert in skin can help me out and answer my question. please and thank you. 
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Daniela Ferri commented
If you want prevention, obsession with sunscreen has to be your main priority. Your second has to be only purchasing sunglasses that say UV Protection on the label. As for tightening, if you were to have sagging at the young age of 20 you'd have much bigger problems. :D lol There's no need to worry about that now - it's prevention of UV damage you have to worry about. Sunscreen and antioxidants do that. You can find antioxidants for topical use by making sure that most if not all of your skincare products contain antioxidant vitamins. The easiest way to obtain those is to purchase your skincare products from a licensed skincare professional by going to your local skincare salon. If you have an Ulta with a salon near your home, ask to speak to their Eshetician. You can't go wrong there.
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