When it comes to skincare hacks, we like to learn from the best. Which is why we are constantly stalking celebrity skincare routine videos, looking for tips and tricks that are responsible for their flawless looking skin. And never have we ever clicked on a beauty routine video like we did when Hilary Duff went online to share hers. Turns out, this 2000s teen idol turned legit glamorous celeb has a neat eye cream hack up her sleeve. After doing her face routine, Hilary took her eye cream and dabbed it on her eye area and took it down to apply around her mouth as well. It is, in fact, a popular hack that many women have known for a while and are only just now making it public!
Hilary mentioned that she uses the hack to keep her smile lines in check. Which makes sense given that eye cream formulas are potent and work towards smoothing and fading fine lines and wrinkles in your eye area. Smile, or laugh, lines are nothing but wrinkles formed around your mouth because of facial movements. They are more prominent when you do smile or laugh, and appear as crescent creases at the corners of the mouth when your face is relaxed. A result of the natural process of ageing, smile lines can vary in intensity depending on factors like genetics, sun exposure, or lifestyle habits like smoking and bad diet.
Some of the popular ways to avoid laugh lines are facial exercises, face yoga to be precise, and clinical procedures like botox and HA (hyaluronic acid) filler injections. But a better alternative to them seems to be to just massage some eye cream onto this area for long-term benefits!
So, how do you pick the right eye cream to help with your smile lines as well? The key ingredient to look for in your chosen eye cream is retinol, the anti-ageing hero that is yet to meet its match in terms of keeping your skin wrinkle free. Since you will be applying the product on the sides of your month, it needs to be hydrating as well. A good example of the kind of mix of ingredients you need is present in one of our faves Pond's Age Miracle Eye Cream. Retinol-c complex in combination with glycerine and vitamin B3 makes it a good anti-ageing essential to be added to your skincare routine. After applying your eyes, take a dollop on the top of your index finger and massage in the shape that your smile line takes. You can also actually smile while applying the product so that you know exactly which crease to apply the cream to.
Written by Sumona Bose on Mar 13, 2021
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!