Quick Guide: Get the most effect of your eye cream
Should eye cream be dabbed on or massaged around your eye contour? And should it be put both above and below the eyes? We are clearing out the misconceptions and showing you how to get the most out of your eye cream.
When it comes to dark circles and bags under the eyes, prevention is easier than recovery. Thus, adding eye cream to your wish list from the day you turn 25 is a recommendable self-care routine that will benefit you later on. The following gives an insight to the best routines according to different ages.
Choose an eye cream based on your age. If you are in your 20th, it is a question of protection (and believe us: You will appreciate it in 10 years). Therefore, go for an eye cream with antioxidants and sunscreen (eg. Clinique Super Defense SPF 20 Eye Cream). In the 30th, doll fine lines and small wrinkles appear. Hence, choose an eye cream with peptides that smoothes and nourishes. From the age of 40 you engage with anti-age care from A, C, and vitamin E added the moist-magnets Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides (Estée Lauder Time Zone Anti-Line / Wrinkle Eye Creme contains both of the latter).
Don’t forget the eyelid. The cream should not only be applied below the eye, but up to the brow and into the inner corner of the eye. If the cream bothers your makeup routines, use only the eye cream at night.
Gentle massage, yes please! Do not pull the skin when you apply eye cream. Instead the cream should be dapped on using the ring finger, as this finger has the least muscle strength. Start at the inner corner of the eye, pat along the orbital rim under the eye, and finish up above the eye going all the way back to the corner of the eye. Circle movement helps to reduce bags and swollen eye area.
Moderate the cream. Think quality, not quantity. The effect is no greater, the more cream you apply. On the contrary, you risk the additional cream gets in your eyes with an irritating effect as only result.
Take a minute on your eyes. Let the eye cream absorb for a minute (or longer if you have time) before you put on makeup. This ensures that your powder or concealer does not accumulate to greasy highlights in the folds around the eye.