Are You Applying Eye Cream the Right Way?

December 14, 2019

Applying-Eye-Cream-the-Right-WayAs the skin around the eyes is thinner and more fragile, it is one of the first areas to show aging. This is also the reason why it is not surprising many of us rely on skincare products like eye creams to prevent age-related changes. These include wrinkles, crow’s feet, puffiness, and dark circles.

Why use eye cream

Eye creams can help make you look younger by reducing the appearance of crow’s feet. You can also turn to this product to make you look more awake, reduce puffiness, and brighten dark circles. There are also formulas that can help tighten the skin around the eyes and strengthen the skin. 

One good recommendation is Dr. Sylvia’s ELASTIfirm Eye Cream and Serum. The product is a medical-grade botanical remedy designed to pump and firm dull skin around the eyes. It can make the skin in the eye area firmer and more elastic in appearance. 

The product also contains peptides to moisturize the area and protect it against free radical damage. You can check out this blog post to learn more about Dr. Sylvia’s ELASTIfirm Eye Cream and Serum.

What’s your technique?

The sensitive skin around the eyes calls special care and attention when applying products. First, you need to make sure that you wash your hands before applying anything to your face. This is to avoid transferring dirt, oils, and bacteria back onto your skin. Below are a few other tips on applying eye cream the right way:

Step 1: Use a tiny amount

Take a small amount of eye cream (pea-size) and use your ring finger when applying the product. The fourth finger has the lightest and gentlest touch, which then keeps you from putting extra pressure on the skin.  

Take note: Be sure not to put on too much, as this will not necessarily make the cream work efficiently. Packing on the product is wasteful and has a potential to irritate your skin. Notice the consistency of the cream and read the product label for recommendations.

Step 2: Dot and pat, but don’t rub.

Apply small dots of product underneath your eyes and work your way up to the brow bone. Apply some on your upper eyelid too (but not too close to the eyes). Then, gently tap the areas with eye cream using your ring finger. Be sure to relax your wrist to prevent the finger from applying extra pressure on the area.

Take note: Although a light or a delicate touch may not necessarily prevent wrinkles, this is much better than rubbing or tugging at the area. Patting motions using the ring finger can help in preventing wrinkles. 

Step 3: Give it time to fully absorb.

Allow your skin to fully absorb the eye cream. Be sure to keep patting the area gently until completely absorbed. If you’re applying other skin care products or concealer, wait for about 90 seconds before doing so. This will help prevent the makeup from caking up in the said area.

Take note: It is ideal to use the eye cream twice a day, morning and night. Some use it during the day under a concealer, while others only do so at night. You can decide what works for you, but be sure to apply the product after cleansing and toning, and before moisturizing.

Other tips on taking care of the eye area

Using and applying the right eye cream is not the only thing that’s important. You should also take note of your habits to further protect the delicate skin around the eyes. Here are a few other things that can help:

  • Protect the area from the sun – Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen around the area and wear sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Don’t skimp on sleep – Aim to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Avoid using gadgets before bedtime and don’t stay up late most days of the week.
  • Use a silk/satin pillowcase – . This fabric is gentler than cotton, so it won’t likely to tug on the skin, especially in the eye area.
  • Stop sleeping on your side – If you notice wrinkles on one side of your face, try to sleep on your back. This will help prevent the skin from rubbing up against the pillowcase. 
  • Avoid or limit certain facial expressions – These include squinting, frowning, and raising your eyebrows. Constant contraction of the muscles can make these lines settle, leading to wrinkles.
  • Consider Botox and fillers – If you’re bothered with your wrinkles around the eyes, consider Botox to reduce their appearance. There are also dermal fillers that can fill in lost volume on the skin and reduce eye bags and dark circles. 

For more information about our eye cream and other eye wrinkles treatment, contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore today.