As Part of Your Daily Skin Care Regimen, Here’s How to Apply Eye Cream

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Eye Cream Before or After Moisturizer?

If you’re thinking of getting an eye cream, you’re on the right track. A new treatment is on the way for the delicate skin around your eyes. If you’ve never used a product in this category before, you might be unsure of how and when to use it. It’s not like using a face wash or sunscreen, for instance.

Specifically, you may be asking whether eye cream should be applied before or after moisturizer. Most likely, you already know how important it is to use a daily moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Eye creams, on the other hand, are often mistaken for moisturizers since they feel like micro moisturizers and often have a comparable effect on your skin.

Let’s explore!

What Is Eye Cream?

According to dermatologist and assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, it is true that some eye creams are developed to hydrate the skin, much like a regular face moisturizer.

In contrast to the rest of the face’s skin, the delicate skin around the eyes requires the usage of eye creams.

Thinner skin around the eyes makes dryness and volume loss more apparent. Because this area of your face does not have the same number of oil glands or collagen as the other parts of your face, you will notice that it does not retain as much moisture and does not have as much flexibility. The thinness of the skin makes it easier to see lesions and blood vessels. As a result, many eye creams contain a wide range of ingredients that are designed to address a variety of specific skin conditions, such as fine lines, dark circles, sagging, puffiness as well as under-eye bags.

Buying an eye cream with ingredients that address your specific needs is preferable than “buying any eye cream just to have one.”

Eye Cream Ingredients to Consider

When selecting an eye cream, keep in mind your skin concerns. A wonderful substance for puffiness and blue vessels is caffeine. Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor (it constricts blood vessels). The idea is that putting caffeine on skin that is red, puffy, or has visible blood vessels could reduce blood flow to that area.

For fine lines and wrinkles, use eye products with antioxidants, retinol, and/or hyaluronic acid. Vitamin C and retinol help produce collagen, and hyaluronic acid makes skin more plump. Peptides are another topical treatment that can help crepey skin.

If the skin around your eyes is persistently dry, seek for hyaluronic acid or ceramides, a fatty acid found in skin, as additional hydrating superstars.

It’s easy to discover an under-eye product that addresses many issues. Most eye creams feature multi-functioning components that address common eye issues.

How to Apply Eye Cream

As for when to apply your eye cream,

Applying eye cream should be done after cleansing and toning, but before moisturizing the skin. Moisturizing products are meant to accomplish exactly what their name implies: moisturize.

Eye creams, on the other hand, often include a higher concentration of active ingredients that are intended to target a more narrow range of issues. You don’t want active components in one product to have to fight their way through another, in order to reach the skin.

In order to avoid irritating the delicate skin around your eyes with harsher treatments, such as serums containing retinoid or acids that exfoliate, use eye cream first before any other products. Consider your eye cream to be a protective base layer under your eyes.

Twice daily, gently massage the product into your eye hollow and up into your brow bone using the ring finger (which is the weakest of your fingers).

The incorporation of this step into your regimen for skin care is so simple and won’t take you much time, but it will pay off in the long run.


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