I can’t bring myself to buy an eye cream.
There, I said it. They cost a pretty penny for something that’s so small, and no that different from your facial moisturizer. It’s not like there are special ingredients just for the eye area. If you take both your moisturizer and eye cream, and look at their ingredients, you’ll find out they contain the same stuff.
So, why pay twice for the same thing? Just use your face moisturizer (as long as it’s fragrance-free, cos fragrance is too irritating for the eye area). That’s what I do. It’s always worked well for me, and it saves me quite a bit of money, too.
But, doesn’t matter what product you use, did you know there is a right and a wrong way to apply it?
Wash Your Face
This should be a given, but let’s be honest here. We don’t always wash our faces or remove makeup before applying eye cream, especially if we’re late and can’t wait to get into bed. But, if you don’t, there’s just no point in applying eye cream (or any other skincare product, for that matter). It’ll just sit on top of all the dirt and impurities, unable to reach skin and work as it should.
Use A Grain Of Rice
The more the merrier doesn’t apply to skincare. There’s only so much skin can absorb, so, if you use too much, the extra amount of product is just gonna sit on the surface, doing nothing. Besides, if you use too much eye cream, you risk getting milia seeds, and those little things can be a royal pain to remove. So, use only a small amount, no bigger than a grain of rice.
Now that we’ve got that grain of rice… oops, I meant grain of eye cream, apply three dots to your undereye area: one in the inner corner, one in the middle, and one in the outer corner. This makes spreading the cream so much easier and ensures that every part of your undereye area gets its fair share.
Use Your Ring Finger
Did you know your ring finger is your weakest finger? That’s why it’s so great at applying eye cream. It spreads the cream evenly without putting too much pressure on and tagging at this delicate eye area. Awesome, right?
Pat From The Inner Corner Outwards
I used to apply eye cream in any random direction. Surely, that doesn’t matter, right? Wrong. It’s best to pat the cream from the inner corners of your eyes inwards using circular motions. Why? It helps smooth out wrinkles.
Pat, Don’t Rub
In case you missed, the step above, I said pat, NOT RUB, the cream. This is so important because rubbing can pull at the skin, and, in the long run, cause wrinkles and other kinds of damage. Don’t do it!
How do you apply eye cream?