6 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Using Eye Cream
Have you been applying your eye cream correctly to get the maximum benefit out of it? Not only is it important to use the right eye cream formula for your skin but also to apply it correctly so that it will work more effectively. If you are using eye cream, here are 6 of the most common mistakes to avoid:
Not Using the Best Formula for Your Skin Type
Skin products are formulated to treat specific skin concerns. To get the best results from your eye cream it is important to choose the best formula to address your particular needs. If your problem is dark circles under the eyes you need an eye cream that will brighten the under-eye area. A powerhouse eye cream like “Age Perfect Rosy Tone Anti-Aging Eye Brightener” by L’Oreal Paris is designed to reduce the appearance of dark circles and make the eye appear brighter, smoother, and wide-awake.
Applying Skin Care Products Out of Order
Applying skin care products in the right order ensures that each layer will work together in the best way. An easy rule to follow is to apply products based on the thickness of the formula. For example, if your eye cream is thicker and richer than your moisturizer it should be applied after your moisturizer. If it is lighter, then it should be applied before your moisturizer goes on. For any male readers, I highly advise you to see ‘skin care for men‘.
Not Using Eye Cream Often Enough
As with your moisturizer, eye cream should be used twice a day, in the morning and at night. “RevitaLift Derm Intensives” from L’Oreal Paris is a daily moisturizing eye cream with a 1% Caffeine Serum and 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid formula designed to care for the delicate eye area.
Hyaluronic acid enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture and caffeine serum helps reduce puffiness under the eyes. A triple-roller applicator is provided to dip into the serum and massage into the top and bottom eye contours. Tap any remaining serum into the skin with your fingertips until fully absorbed. Do this for a few minutes twice a day as part of your daily beauty routine.
Applying Eye Cream to Dry Skin
Applying eye cream to wet or will damp skin helps to lock in the hydrating benefits of the formula, making the eye area look soft and moisturized. To get the most out of your eye cream it is best to apply it when your skin is damp. Dab the skin around the eye area with a warm, damp cloth before applying your eye cream to allow extra moisture to be absorbed from the product.
Using Too Much Eye Cream
The skin around the eyes is very delicate and the eye area is quite small so a pea-sized amount of eye cream should be enough to cover both eyes. A powerful formula from a quality brand with a high price tag can be used even more sparingly.
“Age Perfect Cell Renewal Anti-Aging Eye Cream Treatment” by L’Oréal is an affordable, multitask product infused with antioxidants that work to target 5 signs of aging from fine wrinkles to dark circles. You don’t need to spend a fortune to get the best results.
Applying Eye Cream too Close to the Eyes
You should be careful not to apply your eye cream too close to your lash line as there is a chance that it may get into your eyes and cause irritation and burning. To be safe, gently dot the eye cream along the orbital bone situated below your eyebrow and about half an inch below your eye in a semi-circular shape. Keeping your eye closed, lightly dab it into the skin with your third finger being careful not to touch the lash line itself.