Why use eye products?
The skin around the eyes is fragile, more prone to dryness and quicker to show age and fatigue. Eyes are often the area to show the first signs of ageing. Squinting and constant movement of the eyes hastens the appearance of lines and wrinkles and fluids collect under the eyes causing puffiness and dark circles. Eye creams can address some of these issues.
When should I apply an eye cream?
Applying eye cream should be the final step in your skin care routine every day, both in the morning and at night. The one exception – you should apply sunscreen after eye cream!
Can I use my face cream around my eyes?
Eye creams are formulated specifically for the delicate skin around the eye, so they tend to be thicker but very light in texture. They contain more oil than a regular facial creams, and they have a lot of active ingredients aimed at the problems we see around the eyes. A face cream can be too rich and heavy for the eye area, which eventually may lead to puffiness and bags.
When should I start using an eye cream?
We would strongly recommend everyone starts to use an eye gel or cream from your early 20s – by the time you reach 25, the collagen in your skin starts to deplete year on year. If you start using an eye product early, prevention is far easier than cure and can really help prevent premature ageing and crows feet.
How should I apply an eye cream?
Use your ring finger as this will apply minimal pressure. Use the size of a grain of rice for each eye, apply in circle motion from the bridge of the nose across, under the brow, circle on the temples and under the eye around the eye socket. Only apply onto the eyelid if the cream is suitable for this area.
What is best for my dark circles and puffiness?
Using an eye patches once to twice per week will help to reduce puffiness and dark circles. Eye patches are exceptionally hydrating and cooling for the delicate eye area.
- Drinking plenty of water each day to keep your skin hydrated, this will help prevent dark circles and dehydration lines around your eyes.
- Wear sunglasses if it a bright or sunny day, this will help prevent squinting over a long period and therefore help to reduce the risk of “crow feet” and frown lines.