If eye care isn’t a part of your daily skincare routine, then you are doing something wrong. Following a good eye care routine is your one-stop solution to treat and prevent common eye problems like dark circles, puffiness, crow’s feet and keep your peepers looking bright and awake!
The simplest way to care for your eyes is to apply an eye cream at least twice a day, but sometimes this may not be enough. It’s essential to pamper your peepers to keep them looking youthful and bright. To help you out, we’ve put together a complete guide on how to care for your peepers. Check it out.
- 01. Gently remove your makeup
- 02. Apply eye cream religiously
- 03. Massage regularly
- 04. Don’t forget sun protection
- 05. Get enough shut-eye
01. Gently remove your makeup
It’s important to get rid of your makeup before hitting the sheets, but it’s even more important to be gentle in the process. Saturate a cotton pad with a gentle makeup remover like the Simple Kind To Skin Eye Make-Up Remover, place it on your eyes and let it sit for two minutes before gently swiping it across your eyes. Ensure that you don’t pull or tug at your delicate under-eye skin.
02. Apply eye cream religiously
Eye creams deliver a boost of moisture, which not only keeps your eyes looking bright and awake but also keeps early signs of ageing at bay. Additionally, most eye creams are formulated with potent ingredients that help eliminate dark circles and puffiness. Apply the eye cream using your ring finger as it exerts just the right amount of pressure and won’t cause any tugging.
03. Massage regularly
A great way to revive tired, puffy eyes is to indulge in a quick 2-minute massage twice a day while applying your eye cream. This helps in lymphatic drainage, which eliminates under-eye bags to make your peepers look super bright and awake. Additionally, you could also use a jade roller to massage and depuff your eyes.
04. Don’t forget sun protection
Unprotected exposure to the sun on a regular basis can end up causing problems like dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. Thus, it is essential to apply a little sunscreen on the skin surrounding your eyes (including your eyelid). This will protect your eyes from sun damage and keep those pesky signs of ageing at bay. If you don’t want to layer multiple products, simply choose an eye cream like the Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF15. It comes with in-built SPF 15 to keep your peepers protected from harmful UV rays.
05. Get enough shut-eye
Remember: all these eye care tips won’t show any results until you get enough sleep each night. Skimping on sleep night after night leads to dark circles and puffy eyes that end up making you look dull and tired. So keep your gadgets away and get at least 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night to keep your eyes looking youthful.