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Eye Cream: Why You Need One and How to Use It?
The delicate skin around our eyes often speaks volumes about our health, age, and skincare habits. It’s no wonder that the beauty world offers many products specifically formulated for this sensitive area. But are they essential?
Let’s find out!
Is Eye Cream Important?
The skin around our eyes is thinner and more delicate than the rest of our faces. It’s also one of the first areas to show signs of ageing, such as fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles. Eye creams are designed to target these unique concerns and provide hydration, protection, and sometimes even targeted treatments.
Do You Need a Separate Eye Cream?
While some argue that a good face moisturiser could suffice, there’s merit in using a product specifically formulated for the eye area. Eye creams usually contain higher concentrations of active ingredients tailored to address issues like dark circles and puffiness. They are also typically tested for sensitivity to reduce the risk of irritation in such a delicate area.
Does Eye Cream Normally Go Under the Eyes and on the Lids?
Most eye creams are formulated to be applied under the eyes where dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines are common. However, unless the product specifies that it is safe for eyelids, avoiding the eyelid area is generally advised to prevent potential irritation or migration into the eyes.
Can Under-eye Creams be Applied Under Makeup?
Yes, they can! A good eye cream can serve as a smooth base for concealer or foundation. Allow the cream to fully absorb (a minute or two) before applying makeup to prevent smudging or product buildup.
Can Face Cream Replace Eye Cream?
While you can technically use a face cream around your eyes, it may not offer the targeted treatment that a specialised eye cream would. Additionally, face creams might be heavier or contain ingredients that could irritate the sensitive eye area. If you decide to use a face cream as an eye cream, test it first to ensure it doesn’t cause irritation.
How Do You Apply Your Under Eye Cream Properly?
Start with a Clean Face: Make sure your face is cleansed and toned.
Use a Small Amount: A pea-sized amount is usually enough for both eyes.
Apply Gently: Using your ring finger (it exerts the slightest pressure), dot the cream under your eye, moving from the inner corner outward. Avoid tugging or pulling the skin.
Pat, Don’t Rub: Gently pat the product into the skin until absorbed. This boosts circulation and helps reduce puffiness.
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