The skin around your eye is much thinner than that on pretty much every other part of your body. Because of this, you need to take extra special care of it to keep it in top condition.
With face masks not looking like they are not going anywhere any time soon, eyes have become the main focus of the face. Stress, daily life, bad diet and not drinking enough water all play a part in giving us puffy and dull eyes.
So what can be done?
Obviously, eye cream is the way forward. Duh. We love the large variety of eye creams available on the market today, but using them may not be as straightforward as you think.
Like all the best things in life, a good quality eye cream is best used in tiny doses. It’s super concentrated, and your eye area isn’t very big to begin with. A small pea-sized amount should be sufficient for both eyes. Using too much of it will result in not only wastage of quality and often expensive products, but will also leave your skin feeling greasy. Getting product in your eye isn’t the end of the world, but it may be uncomfortable.
We get it, your time is valuable. However, rushing your skincare routine can have the very opposite result of what you are wishing for. When you apply your eye cream, you not only need to do it in the correct order, but you also need to wait for it to absorb.
The general rule of thumb is that the heavier products are applied last, while the lighter stuff goes on first. This is because the lighter stuff may leave your skin feeling dry even after application The heavier the product, the more moisturizing power it has. Serums are often lighter than a moisturizer, and so they go underneath the cream. Eye cream is mostly heavier than moisturizer or serum and should be applied last.
Say it again for those in the back, the skin around your eyes is delicate! when you apply your eye cream, it absolutely HAS to be done with care. Use your ring finger to ever so carefully blend the cream using tapping or patting motions. Don’t rub, don’t smear, and don’t pull. All of these can result in damage to the skin, which is totally counterproductive to using eye cream in the first place.
Thanks to modern technology, we now have even more exciting ways of applying eye cream and maintaining our appearance. Using an eye wand is a great way to banish the puff as well as get the cream into your skin without damaging it. The best of these wands even use LED light therapy to heal and cool the skin while you do this. Blue light is great for diminishing puffiness and dark circles, and red light promotes blood flow, improves collagen regrowth, and generally makes eyes brighter and better looking.
Like all skincare products, eye cream is very specific to your skin type. Some skin types may need a heavier cream, while others may break out with too much oil, and thus require a lighter product. Getting to know the ingredients of your eye cream will help you to make the correct decision. Vitamin C is great for brightening, while Hyaluronic acid plumps and helps with crows feet. Vitamin K, caffeine and arnica target blood vessels and help to whisk away lingering fluid.
Your skincare regime should be second nature by now. Moisturizers aren’t only put on once a day, and neither should your eye cream be. Daytime eye cream needs to be able to protect that paper-thin skin from the sun and other nasty environmental factors. free radicals are everywhere, especially if you live in a city where pollution levels are higher. day time creams will include Hyaluronic acid and caffeine to brighten and plump your look, making you look younger all day long.
Nighttime creams need to restore your skin from the rigors it underwent during the day. To help out your eye cream, making use of an eye device or wand is recommended. As we mentioned, LED light therapy is a great idea to help your eyes look their absolute best.
We love this light therapy wand, as it had both red and blue light. It also heats and cools, making sure that your skin gets everything it needs to heal and recover.
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