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Are You Applying Your Eye Cream Correctly?

Are You Applying Your Eye Cream Correctly?

I hope that after reading my article “EYE CREAM: DO YOU REALLY NEED TO USE IT OR CAN YOU SKIP IT?” you understand the importance of using an eye cream. If you have dark circles, puffiness, and/or crow’s feet, using an eye cream should be part of your daily beauty regimen and may help reduce the appearance of your under-eye concerns. But, whether you’re an eye cream beginner or a veteran, there’s a chance you could be making some common mistakes with how you use (or don’t use) this essential skin care product. Read on for the DOs & DON’Ts of applying eye cream!

How to apply eye cream

Do

Dab and pat. Always use your ring finger for the most gentle application. Your ring finger is less likely to tug and pull the skin. First apply dots of eye cream around the eye and along the brow bone. Gently pat until the eye cream is absorbed. You can use an applicator like the one that comes with my pick Lumière De Vie Eye Balm. It’s even cooling and soothing, so it feels amazing!

Don’t

Tug or pull the skin. The skin around your eye is very delicate and you don’t want to cause damage or help the aging process around your eye. If you can see your skin moving around, you are probably pushing too hard.

Do

Use LESS than a pea size per eye. A little goes a long way, and it’s not that large of an area. Less is more…

Don’t

Use too much. You want to make sure that the amount that you use is able to absorb into the skin. Too much will sit and the skin and really won’t do any good.

How to apply eye cream

Do

Apply below AND above the eye. Not only do we want to address the under eye area, but it also important to keep the eye lid hydrated. Apply to the brow bone and the orbital bone.

Don’t

Don’t get too close to your eye with your eye cream. It will actually warm up from your skin and can travel about an inch. Applying it too close to your eye can cause burning and irritation.

Do

Wait about a minute for the eye cream to absorb before applying any makeup. This will ensure that everything looks smooth.

Don’t

Don’t skip eye cream during your daytime routine. It’s best to use it night and day and can be easily worn under makeup.

How to apply eye cream

Do

Not sure what order to apply all of your skin care products? It’s recommended to apply products with the thinnest consistency to thickest, or from liquid to oil.

In general, think thin-to-thick, but you also want to first use the products with the ingredients that are most important to penetrate into the skin (like antioxidants in serums) and finish with the products that need to sit on top of the skin (like emollients and humectants in moisturizers).

I recommend applying your eye cream after all of your serums and BEFORE your face moisturizer.

Don’t

Don’t apply your face moisturizer around your eye area. You should only apply up to where you applied your eye cream. Moisturizers are not made for around your eyes.

How to Apply Eye Cream

Check out my tutorial that I did LIVE on Facebook for my All Things Beauty followers.



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