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The eyelids and the skin around the eyes are more sensitive and thinner than the rest of the face. The signs of ageing appear in this area first. This area also requires special care and attention when applying your eye cream. Here, we will talk about which eye cream formula to use to deal with your particular under-eye concerns, and how to use it for the best results.
Which Ingredients are the Best for an Eye Cream
Eye creams are perfect for reducing crow’s feet and puffiness. They brighten up the dark circles make your face look fresher, more awake and younger. Some ingredients treat only one of these concerns whereas others are designed to do it all. Below are some ingredients to look for in an eye cream when you go out to buy one:
Vitamin C and niacinamide are some of the best antioxidants found in the eye creams. They are perfect for protecting your eyes from getting damaged due to overexposure to sun and pollution. They also relieve stress and help you sleep better.
They help in stimulating cell turnover.
They promote collagen and elastin production.
Arnica, Vitamin K and caffeine:
They enhance blood circulation and reduce swelling of the eye.
Shea Butter and Hyaluronic acid:
They hydrate the eyes by trapping moisture around the eyes which prevents fine lines.
How to Apply an Eye Cream
Step 1: put a pea-size amount of cream on the ring finger
Eye creams are very concentrated. They shouldn’t be used in a large amount. A pea-size amount is enough for both eyes. The skin around the eyes is a delicate area. The ring finger naturally has the lightest touch, therefore, it is best for applying eye cream. Do not put too much pressure on the skin.
Step 2: Start applying from the inner corner below the eye to the brow bone
Apply small dots in a semi-circle underneath your eye up to your brow bone. Gently tap this area to stimulate circulation until the cream is completely absorbed. Be sure not to rub, pull or stretch the skin while applying it.
Don’t get too close to the eyes as it can cause irritation if it gets in the eyes. Also, avoid applying on or near the eyelids, unless the product’s instructions direct you to.
Step 3: Wait for a minute and a half before applying concealer
Wait for at least 90 seconds before applying concealer after applying the eye cream so that it is completely absorbed.
Use eye cream morning and night for the best results. You can use it during the day to make the concealer look better. Also, apply it after cleansing and toning and before night cream or moisturizer.