It seems like there are lots of rules when it comes to skincare, but there are a few non-negotiable practices when it comes to correctly applying eye cream. That’s not to say that there’s one correct strategy to your overall skincare, but more that there are a few best practices to follow when you apply cream to the delicate eye area.
Eye cream mistake #1: using too much product
Eye cream tends to be more concentrated because it’s formulated for a very specific area of your face. When it comes to proper application, most people apply too much cream. Using more of the product doesn’t make results happen faster. Instead, it could migrate into your eyes and cause redness and irritation (and that’s not a good look for anyone). This is also more likely to happen if you use eye cream at night, because of the incline of the eye socket. The best way to fix this mistake is to use a pea-sized amount of product and use your ring finger to gently massage it into the area. If you apply other products to your eye area, it’s best to wait 15 minutes to let your eye cream absorb. That way it won’t mix with other products and irritate your eyes.
Eye cream mistake #2: putting product too close to your eyes
It can be tempting to think that more eye cream, exactly where you want to see results, will help. But it’s actually the opposite. If you’re putting eye cream on your eyelids or near your eyelashes, then it’s too close to your eyes. After you apply eye cream, it warms up to your skin’s temperature which causes it to migrate towards your eyes. Just like in the tip above, use your ring finger to apply a pea-sized amount of product, and place it along your brow and orbital bone (about half an inch below your eyes). Gently dab or massage it into your skin, and let your cream get to work.
Make sure your eyes are at their best by having an eye examination every two years. A comprehensive eye test with Optical Express will check for a number of general health conditions, and you’ll receive your free iScan report after the test. This report includes details of the health, prescription and diagnostics of each of your eyes.
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