It's been a pretty crappy couple of months in our house, healthwise. One weird thing began happening to me around six weeks ago. My eyes were sore. I started my job and I felt pretty rotten in a few different ways, but my eyes were just not right. It felt as though I was really, really tired, as though I hadn't washed my face and freshened my eyes up each morning. It was almost as if they were bruised. The soreness was also around my actual eye socket - if you gently press just below and above your eyes you feel your cheek and browbones. This is where I was sore. It was beginning to affect my days and my work. I felt desperately tired and sore each day.
I started thinking about what could be causing this perpetual soreness. Did I need glasses? Was my new desk/computer/job affecting me? Then a little inkling of an idea formed. I was using up an older moisturiser - not an eye cream, but just a smaller bottle of a brand name facial moisturiser (which I won't name, but let's say their name implies that it should be a lovely, simple product). Was this my problem?
The next day I used Itay's moisturiser. My eyes were fine. During my weekly shop at my beloved bulk food/health shop this Sukin Facial Moisturiser jumped out at me. I'm a very low-cost beauty products girl so at $9.95 and a list of ingredients I understood, I bought it. My eyes were fine the next day, the day after that and in the weeks following. This Sukin moisturiser has quite a strong scent but with no added fragrance, the smell derives from the essential oils. I love it!
I'm now going to try a few other Sukin products. I've also gone back to using Rosehip oil at night, which is just so soothing and lovely. My skin feels smooth each morning. I have very oily skin, so using the Rosehip oil over summer will be a test.
I should mention that I wasn’t putting the other moisturiser on or close to my eyes, just on my t-zone. It was just wrong for me in so many ways.