The skin around your eyes is thinner and a lot more delicate than the rest of your face. This is why signs of ageing start appearing here first. Not applying an eye cream or using the wrong application technique can accelerate the ageing process around the eye area.

Simply using an eye cream and hoping for miracles is not going to work either. If you want to keep dark circles, dryness, under-eye bags and signs of ageing at bay, it is necessary to make sure your eye cream is working effectively. How do you do that? By looking at the ingredient list and using the right application technique.

 

Ingredients to look for in an eye cream

Ingredients to look for in an eye cream

Antioxidants: It is essential to look for a formula containing antioxidants like vitamin C or niacinamide to repair and protect your eye area from further damage.

Peptides: Essential for increasing collagen and elastin production in the skin, peptides are a must-have in any eye cream.

Hyaluronic acid or natural oils: Most of your under-eye problems are caused by lack of moisture, products that contain hyaluronic acid or a natural oil such as the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Night Revival Eye Cream will help. It contains argan oil that nourishes, revitalises and brightens the under-eye area.

 

How to apply your eye cream

How to apply your eye cream

Step 01: Eye creams are concentrated formulas, so a pea-sized amount is enough. Squeeze the product on the tip of your ring finger and use it for both the eyes.

Step 02: Start at the inner corner and apply in small dots underneath your eyes going all the way up to your brow bone. Do not rub, drag or pull, simply tap the product in a semi-circle pattern until it is completely absorbed by the skin. Avoid getting too close to the eyes as this may cause irritation.

Step 03: After applying eye cream, wait for at least 90 seconds or more before applying a makeup product such as a concealer during the day time. Avoid applying anything on top of the eye cream at night.