You probably already know that the skin on your face is more delicate and sensitive than the skin on the rest of your body. What you may not realize, however, is that the skin around your eyes is even more delicate.
This is because the skin around your eyes is thinner than the rest of your face, so not only is it more sensitive but it is also where you are likely to notice the first signs of aging. Crow’s feet, puffiness, and dark circles under the eyes can make you look tired and old. In cases like these, what you need is an anti-aging eye cream. Many brush off eye cream as an afterthought when the reality is that it should be the star of your skincare regimen.
They say that the eyes are the window to the soul and the skin around your eyes can give away your age faster than anything else. Keep reading to learn more about choosing the right eye cream for your skin type and to receive tips for applying it.
Ingredients to Look for In Eye Cream
When shopping for skincare products, you always have to consider your skin type. The skin around your eyes is particularly delicate, so it is even more important to choose a product designed for your skin type to avoid further damage or irritation.
If you have dry skin, look for an eye cream that is thicker nourish and rebalance your skin. For mature skin with fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, choose an eye cream that has fruit acids to restore the soft, youthful appearance of your skin. For dark circles and puffy under eyes, try a product that contains rosemary to firm, tone, and drain.
Here’s an overview of Yon-Ka’s 3 most popular eye contour creams…
- Nutri-Contour: Boosted by chamomile extracts and hazelnut oil, this daily shield soothes sensitive areas around the eyes, maintaining soft and alluring eyes at all ages. It is especially nourishing for dry skin and helps prevent dehydration.
- Alpha-Contour: Activate the natural cell renewal with this refreshing, non-greasy eye contour gel that hydrates the skin and smooths lines and wrinkles. A blend of revitalizing fruit acids softens the delicate area around the eyes and lips, gently buffing away visible signs of aging.
- Phyto-Contour: Boosted by the toning properties of rosemary, this refined eye contour cream is an essential beauty partner for skin with visible signs of fatigue. Its minty-fresh aroma offers you a powerhouse beauty treatment that leaves you feeling fresh.
Different eye creams are designed for different concerns, so know what you’re looking for before you start shopping. Choose the product that best suits your skin type and your skincare concerns.
How to Apply Eye Cream Properly
Now that you know how to shop for eye cream, you may be wondering how to correctly use it. Applying eye cream is simple enough, but there is a certain technique you should use to maximize your results. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Apply a small amount to your ring finger.
Start by applying a pea-sized amount of eye cream to your ring finger. This finger is small enough to get into the tiny crevasses around the eye and it has the gentlest touch. Eye creams are highly concentrated, so you only need a very small amount for both eyes.
Step 2: Apply small dots around the contours and tap gently.
Using your ring finger, apply small dots in a circle pattern starting at the inner corner under your eye and working up to your brow bone, continuing underneath the eye on the orbital bone. Tap gently in that circle pattern around the contours to stimulate circulation, patting until the product is fully absorbed.
Step 3: Let the product set for 90 seconds.
After applying your eye cream, you should let it absorb for about 90 seconds before you apply concealer or another skincare product.
Eye cream can help to greatly reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines in the eye area if you know how to use it properly. Follow the instructions provided above and avoid using the product on or near your eyelids, unless the product directs you to do so.