Tips On Eye Cream Application

A good quality eye cream is an important weapon in your anti-aging arsenal, but can be quite an expensive one.

Many people ask me why can’t they just use their other facial products (cleansers, moisturizers etc) around the eye area, particularly when they have invested a reasonable amount of money on a good quality product.

The reason is that the skin around the eye area is finer and more delicate than the skin on the rest of the face and body. It is more prone to the first signs of aging and often the first wrinkle that someone notices is around the delicate eye area.

A specifically targeted anti-aging eye cream is specially designed to treat the unique problems of this area and will contain ingredients to treat concerns such as dryness, puffiness or dark circles.

The molecules in an eye cream are smaller than those in our regular anti-aging creams and lotions and will penetrate quickly and easily into the under eye area without causing puffiness or congestion.

A little really does go a long way – which is good to know considering the price for one of those teeny little jars or tubes.

To help you get the maximum benefit out of your eye cream – here are the top 5 mistakes that people make when applying their eye cream and how to avoid them.

1. Using too much of the product – remember, a little goes a long way. Using too much product can cause puffiness and even irritation. An amount the size of one grain of rice is enough to do both eyes.

2. Contaminating the product – no matter how clean our hands are, there are still bacteria on our fingers that can cause the product to become contaminated. This will lessen the effectiveness of the active ingredients and can also cause irritation. An eye cream that comes in a tube is a great way to avoid this but if the product you buy comes in a jar – use a tiny spatula (often supplied in the box) or a fresh cotton tip to remove the product. Never dip your fingers in.

3. Incorrect application technique – the skin around the eye area is extremely fragile so we need to be very careful not to rub, pull or stretch the skin when applying our anti-aging products. Use the pads of the ring finger to gently pat and tap the eye cream into the skin.

4. Timing of application – many people tell me that they have used eye creams in the past and it made their eyes puffy when they woke up the next day. This can be alleviated by remembering rule 1, but also by making sure that you apply your eye cream at least 10-20 minutes before you lie down to go to sleep. The cream needs time to absorb correctly and this is aided by the blinking motion of our eyes. Put your eye cream on before you get into bed unless you plan to stay awake reading for a bit.

5. Incorrect storage – good quality anti-aging products of any kind are a little like fine wines, they don’t like to be stored anywhere warm or light. Heat and light can cause deterioration of the product which at best will lessen it’s efficacy and at worst can cause irritation. Store your eye cream in your medicine cabinet, or bedside table drawer. Eye creams do not belong in purses, desk drawers or glove compartments!

A good quality anti-aging eye cream is an investment, and with the correct storage and application will provide you with the results they promise.

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