Your New Year resolution might revolve around skin care and you’re probably doing the minutest things like purchasing an eye cream for better skin. While that’s a great start, you should also know that applying this cream the wrong way might defeat the purpose. Precisely why you need to know that there are various do’s and don’ts when it comes to using an eye cream—a hydrating treatment that often promises to banish dark circles, wrinkles and puffy eyes. Want to know what these rules are? Scroll down…
 

Don’t tug at your skin

Don’t tug at your skin

If you’re tugging at your skin while applying an eye cream, you’re basically missing the point of an eye cream. When you pull at your skin around the eyes, you’re only causing further wrinkles. So when you apply it with the applicator, just use your finger and tap so the cream gets absorbed easily.

 

Do give it some time

Do give it some time

If you’re using the eye cream as a part of your base or prep step, make sure you don’t go in with the under eye concealer immediately. Once you’ve applied it, let the cream soak in and allow your skin to take in the all the necessary hydrating ingredients. Give it a minute or two and then go in with the rest of your makeup.

 

Don’t use too much product

Don’t use too much product

Less is more when it comes to eye creams. Eye creams aren’t like lotions that need to be applied in excess. A pea sized amount should be more than enough to soothe and hydrate your under eyes. We suggest using the Pond’s Firm & Lift Eye Contour Lifter that targets the skin around your eye to firm it up and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Use just a wee bit of this and over time, you will notice an improvement in the quality of your skin.

 

Do apply the eye cream on your lids and brow bone

Do apply the eye cream on your lids and brow bone

You might be concerned about the under eye area, which is completely justified. But that hardly means the skin around your brow bone or lids don’t need attention. These areas are major wrinkly zones and often get saggy with age. So make sure you apply it all around your eyes.

 

Don’t forget to use your ring or middle finger

Don’t forget to use your ring or middle finger

Since an eye cream demands you to be gentle, we suggest using your ring finger to tap over your skin. This is because using the ring finger means you won’t be putting too much pressure yet the cream will settle into your skin.