5 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying Eye Cream
Although aging is an inevitable process, thanks to advanced technology in the beauty world, it is possible to take your eye care to the next level and better protect this delicate area. In other words, there is no excuse for having a radiant, healthy look. Now, there are many amazing creams and alternatives on the market for skincare. However, it is very important to apply them correctly to obtain the expected results. Here are five mistakes you should avoid.
1. Applying it with pressure
As this is a delicate area, it is recommended to apply it with the ring finger, which has less strength than the other fingers, with gentle movements and tapping from the inside out. It is also important you give enough time for the cream to penetrate. This will allow the product you just applied to be absorbed completely before continuing to the next step in your beauty routine. Don’t apply it too close to the eye to avoid irritation or dry eyes. (1)
2. Using it only when you remember
Experts recommend beginning to take care of this face area around the age of 25 to prevent aging and small wrinkles. Once you start applying an eye contour cream, you should do it consistently and make it a habit as important as brushing your teeth. The results of your discipline and perseverance will be visible. (2)
3. Forgetting to remove your makeup
It happens to all of us. There are days that the feeling of being tired out seems to be stronger than the need to take care of the skin. When this happens to you, remember the effects of sleeping with makeup and toxins, especially in the eyes. Makeup contains chemicals and substances that can be dangerous for the skin, and if you apply an eye cream on top, you will be wasting your time, as well as the product. Use a daily Purifying Cleanser that removes all impurities from the face and at the same time, helps hydrate your skin. It is important that you wash your face with clean hands.
4. Using the wrong product
When it comes to skin care, it is essential that you choose the best products because your skin will thank you for it. With so many options out there, it can be difficult to know which one is best for you. Make sure the cream you select supports collagen and elastin production. The ideal cream should have a calming effect and reduce the appearance of dark circles. Remember to apply it in the morning and at night, as part of your skin care routine.
5. Not considering the ingredients
It is crucial to choose a product with ingredients that helps diminish dark circles, age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. Some that effectively support these effects are hyaluronic acid, which is known for deeply moisturizing, repairing the skin, and fighting signs of aging (3). Other ingredients, such as ceramide, could improve skin conditions and the skin barrier function. (4)
Studies have shown that using topical eye cream formulations, such as Piel Eterna, improve skin quality, age spots, sensitivity, and crow's feet (5), so it's good to use and apply them the right way to get the best results.
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1.- Alison Ng 1, Katharine Evans, Rachel V North, Lyndon Jones, Christine Purslow, Impact of Eye Cosmetics on the Eye, Adnexa, and Ocular Surface. Eye Contact Lens. 2016 Jul;42(4):211-20. doi: 10.1097/ICL.0000000000000181.URL: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26398576/
2.- F G Fedok. The aging face.Facial Plast Surg. 1996 Apr;12(2):107-15. doi: 10.1055/s-0028-1082402. URL: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9220725/
3.- Hélder Pereira , Duarte Andre Sousa , António Cunha 7, Renato Andrade , J Espregueira-Mendes 2, J Miguel Oliveira, Rui L Reis. Hyaluronic Acid. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018;1059:137-153. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-76735-2_6. URL: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29736572/
4.- Luisa Coderch 1, Olga López, Alfonso de la Maza, José L Parra. Ceramides and skin function. J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(2):107-29. doi: 10.2165/00128071-200304020-00004. URL: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12553851/
5.-Angelique M Berens, Shabnam Ghazizadeh. Effect of defensins-containing eye cream on periocular rhytids and skin quality. J Cosmet Dermatology, 2020 Aug;19(8):2000-2005. doi: 10.1111/jocd.13424. Epub 2020 Jul 2. URL: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32614135/
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