A lot of people don’t use eye cream simply because they never knew they need it.
If you’re one of those people, then this is for you.
When And Why Should You Use?
The skin that surrounds your eyes is not only the thinnest but also the most sensitive
in the entire body. In fact, the skin around your eyes is only half as thick as the
skin in the rest of your face. This is why this is where you will first see the signs
Another thing that you should know is that the skin around your eyes does not have
any sebaceous glands which produce oil that keeps your skin soft and supple. That’s
why you really need to start using an eye cream even before you show signs of skin
The first sign of aging is often dark circles under your eyes. The blood pools in
the blood vessels under your eyes to give it a brownish or bluish shade. Exercising
can help your blood circulation to prevent pooling of blood, but a good eye cream
can also do the trick by stimulating circulation in this very sensitive, fragile
The fine lines that appear in the corner of your eyes are called crow’s feet. The
reason for this is that the skin in this area is often very dry due to the lack of
oil glands. The best way to treat this is to use a nourishing eye cream that can
deeply moisturize this area.
Don’t wait until these signs of aging appear in your area before you start using
eye cream. Start as early as possible, starting when you’re in your twenties.
How To Apply?
Now that you understand the importance of using eye cream, you need to learn how
to apply it correctly.
• The first step is to take a small amount of eye cream, just about the size of a
small pencil eraser. You may get a cotton swab or even an eye makeup applicator,
or you can ditch this and use your finger instead.
• Afterwards, transfer a portion of the eye cream into the applicator or your ring
finger. The reason why you should always use your ring finger is because it is the
weakest one, and therefore the least likely to tug or pull your skin.
• Gently dab the eye cream using your finger or the applicator of choice. Start
at the bottom-inside area of your eye, close to the tear duct, and then slowly and
gently work your way around. Make sure you also cover the area where crow’s feet
• Slowly pat the area repeatedly to distribute the eye cream and to help ensure
that it will be completely absorbed by the skin. Make sure you’re using a very gentle
touch without pulling or rubbing at your skin.
• Make sure the entire eye area is completely and evenly covered. The good thing
about using eye cream is that it will not only treat the signs of aging, it will
also serve as a concealer and foundation.