When talking about skin care in the area around the eye, an eye cream or serum is your best bet. Whether made from fruit extracts or snail essences, these products are a must to keep dark circles and wrinkles at bay. But are you putting eye cream the right way? If you’re not sure, remember the three tips below:
1. Put some eye cream on your brow bone. While the dark circles under your eyes and your developing crow’s feet may warrant immediate attention, they’re not the only things you should worry about. As we age, the skin around the brow area also starts to sag. Hence, putting eye cream on those parts is crucial to minimize that sagging in the future.
Many manufacturers also consider the area below the brow bone as part of the “eye area.” So yes, your cream is perfectly safe to use on those parts.
Dab or massage it on using your ring or pinky finger. Using your other fingers might have you applying too much force on the delicate skin around your eyes, ending in you pulling the skin and resulting in wrinkles.
Just put enough cream on your eye area and allow it to be absorbed by the skin. This is not only to minimize wastage. Trying to put too much on will have you waiting longer for everything to be absorbed by the skin.
Unfortunately, you do need to wait for it to dry. Putting makeup on your eye area while the cream is still wet will just lead to a cakey appearance. So how much is enough? Three drops on your smallest finger is enough for one eye. You’ll also need to use less eye cream if after applying and massaging the cream, there’s still a lot left over.