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How Do I Choose the Best SPF Eye Cream?

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Shop for an SPF eye cream that will provide a level of sun protection factor (SPF) that meets your lifestyle needs. Most SPF eye creams provide from 15 to 30 SPF, and the level you choose will depend on the kind of sun exposure you face. Consider any other skin benefits you want from your eye cream, and look for those features as you shop. For example, some SPF eye creams are also anti-aging eye creams and work to reduce current and prevent future eye wrinkles. Before making a selection, take time to compare company descriptions and customer reviews of each cream you’re considering and look for factors like anticipated results, allergy warnings, and affordability.

Since you want a cream that provides sun protection for eyes, your first consideration should be the level of SPF in the eye cream. Some people believe eye creams with SPF 15 are adequate, as these creams will protect your skin 15 times longer than if you weren’t wearing any sun protection. Others believe SPF 15 isn’t enough protection, and recommend choosing an SPF eye cream with an SPF of 25 or higher.

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Typically, the level of SPF you choose will depend on how much sun exposure your face gets. If you’re not often outside or always wear sunglasses, you might feel an eye cream with SPF 15 is adequate. On the other hand, if you spend plenty of time outdoors and don’t always wear sunglasses, you might look for an SPF eye cream with a higher level of sun protection.

Chances are, you want your SPF eye cream to do more than just provide sun protection for the skin around your eyes. Fortunately, many SPF eye creams work double or triple duty. This means you can find eye creams that not only protect your skin from sun damage but also work at preventing and even diminishing eye wrinkles. Be sure to look for these features as you browse the various SPF eye creams on the market.

Just as if you were shopping for other beauty products, take your time to browse the SPF eye creams various manufacturers, brands, and stores offer. Understand that a higher price doesn’t always mean a better quality product, but some customers will attest to better performance from more expensive creams. Look at both manufacturer descriptions and consumer reviews of the eye creams you’re considering, and watch for comments about warning signs like irritating fragrances, allergic reactions, and stinging sensations around or in the eyes. If you’re not sure where to start looking, think about skin care brands you’ve enjoyed in the past. Find out if any of them produce an SPF eye cream, and learn more about it.

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