How To Apply Eye Cream Properly | What To Look For In An Eye Cream

by Expertish

Every Skincare enthusiast loves to experiment with different products and formulations. But why it is said to be extra careful when it comes to your eyes? Well, the answer is that the skin around your eyes is thinner and more sensitive than the rest of your face. So, the signs of aging appear around the eyes first. Also if you are not careful while applying the cream–it can cause irritation to the eyes. 


This also means that you must pay attention to your eyes in a special way. While selecting an eye cream you should also look for the correct ingredients. So let’s dive into the best eye cream formula to target your specific under-eye concerns, and how to apply it for best results.

Well first let’s look at some of the benefits of an eye cream. Eye creams can help reduce puffiness and crow’s feet, brighten up dark circles and make your face look younger and more awake. You can find specific eye creams targeting one of these concerns, while others are do-it-all products. 


The best ingredients for an eye cream are without doubt antioxidants, retinoids, peptides and hyaluronic acid. Let’s look into the ingredients in some more detail.

Antioxidants, like vitamin C or niacinamide
 Antioxidants protect your eyes from damage by sun rays, pollution, stress and lack of sleep.

It can help stimulate cell turnover.

It helps increase elastin and collagen production.

Hyaluronic acid
It hydrates and seals the moisture around the eye area to prevent fine lines.

Now let’s look at the steps on how to apply eye cream.

Apply a pea-size amount on your ring finger.

As the area under and around the eyes is very delicate it is essential that you use very little amount of product. In general eye creams are super concentrated, so a pea-size amount is all you need for both eyes. It’s important to apply very little pressure.

Apply small dots starting from the inner corner of your eye up to the brow bone.

Gently tap in a semi-circle pattern to stimulate circulation. This ensures the product is fully absorbed. Keep in mind not to pull or stretch the skin while applying this cream.

Wait before applying any other products.

After applying your eye cream, it is best to wait for about 90 seconds before applying any other products. This gives it time to be properly absorbed. 

The most important thing to keep in mind that don’t get too close to your eye. It may cause irritation. Also, avoid applying on or near your eyelids unless the product label directs you to. 

If you want to see results then you should consistently use your eye cream morning and night. Always remember to read the instructions given on the label of your eye cream. If it causes any irritation or redness it is always preferable to go and see a doctor .Some people like to use eye cream during the day to make their concealer sit better. While others prefer using it at night. 

But it is always advised to follow the steps as best as it suits you. Before applying eye cream you must follow all the prior skincare steps. And after this you may apply your moisturizer or night cream. Hope this article helps you to get gorgeous and beautiful eyes.

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