Are You Applying Your Eye Cream Correctly?

We’ve all heard that the eyes are the windows to your soul – never mind them being the focal point of the face – so it’s pretty important we keep them looking their very best.

For this, a little daily TLC is in order. You see, the skin around your eyes is far more delicate and 20 times thinner than the rest of your complexion, so it’s imperative you look after it by keeping it hydrated and nourished. To help you do just this, we popped one of our all-time favourites from 111 SKIN in every Glossybox this month! If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can get it here.

The Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel is one of the most luxurious eye products out there. It does everything you want an eye gel to do; reducing the appearance of dark circles, minimising puffiness and softening the appearance of fine lines, all while keeping the eye area hydrated.

Where to apply
Ensuring your hands are clean, use your ring or index finger and gently press the skin around the eyes until you find the orbital bone. This is where you should apply your cream or gel. Pop a pea-sized amount on your finger and apply it by following this bone around your eyes, starting under your eye and working your way right around until you reach the top inner corner. Ensure you don’t go too close to the eye itself.

How to apply
As we mentioned, the skin around your eyes is incredibly delicate so while applying an eye cream or gel is always a must, it’s also equally important that you’re using the right technique. A gentle dabbing/tapping motion will do the trick, as this will ensure the skin isn’t ‘dragged’ at all.

Don’t use too much
Your skin can only absorb so much, so applying more product won’t make it more effective. Quite the opposite, really. You see, excess formula left around the eyes will end up making its way into your eyes and in turn, irritate them – hello puffiness. Only use a pea-sized amount and make sure you leave a clear area (about half an inch) around the eye, as this will help prevent any product transfer.

Give it time to sink in
Before you start applying makeup, leave a couple of minutes for the gel or cream to absorb. This will also help prevent any caking!



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