Compared to other parts of your face, the skin around your eyes is thinner and more delicate, making it more susceptible to early signs of aging. Under-eye problems, like dark circles, wrinkles, and puffiness, can be addressed by doing more than just bearing it. That's why it's so important to use eye cream in your everyday skincare routine. Although eye cream has many benefits, not everyone knows how to apply it correctly. The following are some tips on how to properly apply eye cream.


How Often Should You Apply Eye Cream?

With all skin care products, it is crucial for you to determine how often and to what extent you should be applying your eye cream. If you find that your under-eye area is on the dry side, incorporate an eye cream into both your morning and nighttime routines to keep moisture and results optimal. If your under-eye ear is on the oily side, apply your eye cream only once a day, whether it is in the AM or PM is totally up to you! However, note that some eye creams may have specific instructions for their own products. Make sure to always read the labels and see what that specific product is recommending to you!


When Should You Apply Eye Cream?

Order, order, order! We can not stress this enough! The order of your skincare application is the key to reaching optimal results! If you read our “The Best Everyday Skincare Routine” blog post, we go over our 6-step skincare routine, putting eye cream at Step #5, applying it after your eye serum and before your face cream. The way this works is every routine starts off with the products that are the most fluid or lightweight in their texture, like serums, and once all those products are done, we start with the heavy-weight textures, such as creams. 











How To Apply Eye Cream

Now that we understand the frequency of how often to apply eye cream and when to incorporate it into our routine, it is time to learn exactly how to apply it to your eye area.


A little really does go a long way with eye creams. Applying too much eye cream increases your risks of gaining milia in that area or cause congestion. For this reason, it is crucial to pick up only a small amount of the eye cream, using your ring finger, and lightly dot it around your eye area, working your way from the inner corner to the outer corners.


As you know, this area is extremely sensitive, therefore, the way we touch it is important. Skin care is not a race, do not rush this process and risk potential harm to your skin. You may be in a rush, however, dabbing the area too quickly and without attention may be too harsh for that area. Applying eye cream as gently as possible is a must when dealing with this product. The eye around your skin is extremely delicate and should not be maltreated. Once the product has been dotted on, use the pad of your ring finger to pat, not rub, the cream into the eye area to help absorb it into the skin.


Note: Use your ring finger as it is the finger that is the gentlest to use, as it has the least amount of movement.


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