Eye cream is a non-skippable step in your skincare routine to help keep ageing signs, dark circles and puffiness at bay. But, are you sure you are applying your eye cream the right way?

The reason your under-eye skin woes refuse to budge could be because you’re not applying your eye cream the right way.

The skin around your eyes is thinner compared to other parts of your body and thus needs special care and attention. Slathering or rubbing isn’t the best way to apply an eye cream and can worsen your skin woes. So what exactly is the right way to apply eye cream, you ask?

Here is when, how and where you should be applying your eye cream to make sure it does the job properly.

 

When you should apply an eye cream

When you should apply an eye cream

Knowing when to apply eye cream during your skincare routine is the key to reaping its benefits. Slot your eye cream as the last step in your nighttime routine and right before sunscreen, in your morning routine.

So, after you’re done with your CTM, face mask and serum, wrap up the regime with your eye cream.

 

Where exactly should you apply it

Where exactly should you apply it

Since eye creams fight dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles and fine lines around the eye, it’s apparent that it has to be applied under the eye. However, one of the most common questions regarding the application of eye cream is if you should apply it on the lid as well. Although the skin on your eyelid is sensitive and tends to dry out, make sure the eye cream you are using is meant to be applied on the lid.

 

How to apply your eye cream correctly

How to apply your eye cream correctly

Take a pea-sized dollop of eye cream and apply it in tiny dots below your eye. Make sure you don’t apply it very close to the lash line. Now with your ring finger, gently pat it all around your eyes. Remember, you are applying it on a very sensitive area, so be gentle. Don’t rub or use any other finger to apply your eye product (yes, even makeup) other than the ring finger as it puts the least pressure on the area. Pat gently till it blends and is absorbed in the skin.