There’s no doubt about applying and reapplying sunscreen everyday. The first beauty tip every skin expert, celebrity and beauty portal will give you is to apply sunscreen throughout the year, irrespective of the season. Yet a lot of women do not pay heed to this. While some skip applying it altogether, others ignore some key areas like neck, ears and most importantly — the eyes.
The skin around your eyes is delicate and is the first to show visible signs of ageing; therefore, you need to take extra care to keep it hydrated and youthful. Now, you may know how to properly apply eye creams, but do you know how to safely apply sunscreen around the eyes? Is that a no we hear? Well, scroll down to learn how to do just that…
Pick the right formula
Most sunscreens are safe to apply around the eye area as far as it doesn’t go into your eyes. Mineral sunscreens made with zinc or titanium dioxide are considered to be safer. They are perfect for sensitive skin types and areas like the skin around your eyes. You can also invest in an eye cream that offers SPF protection such as Dermalogica Total Eye Care with SPF 15.
Choose a product that ensures easy application, stick sunscreen or eye products with SPF work well as the chances of messy application are less. This will also prevent the sunscreen from entering your eyes, while it's not dangerous, if you do get it in your eye splash water as soon as you can.
Use ring finger for application
As mentioned before the eye area is quite delicate, any rubbing or tugging can cause fine lines and wrinkles, making you look older. Use your ring finger to gently apply the sunscreen or eye cream.