Common Eye Cream Application Mistakes

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Did you know that you have to use your fourth finger to apply eye cream? If you don’t, then you’re probably not applying it correctly.

The skin around your eyes is very delicate and must be treated with care. And, applying eye cream using the right technique can help target all the signs of ageing including dark circles, puffiness, and/or crow’s feet.


Three Common Eye Cream Application Mistakes

1. Using too much

When you apply too much eye cream, you irritate your skin. This then can lead to redness and swelling. All you need is a pea-size amount to treat both eye hollows. You can allow the cream sink in for five minutes before applying a little more if your skin’s very dry. Also, avoid rubbing, as this can loosen the soft, delicate skin around your eyes.

2. Applying before bed

If you put on eye cream before going to bed, you probably wake up in the morning with swollen under-eye areas. This is not because you’re allergic to the product. You see, when you use eye cream at night, the ingredients can go into your eyes, specifically tear ducts which creates puffiness and itchiness. So, try to apply your eye cream in the morning. Wait about 10 minutes before layering on makeup.

3. Applying in the wrong place

When you apply eye cream under your eyes and on your eye lids, you can cause the product to pool and create puffiness. So, rather, press along the orbital bone, while working from the inner corners to the temples. This helps stimulate micro circulation. You can repeat this on the brow bone, as well as above the brows to prevent eyelid droop that naturally comes with age.

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