The skin around the eyes requires carefully chosen care. How to determine which cosmetic products are suitable for it and avoid mistakes in their application?
Manufacturers often indicate on the packaging of face cream that it cannot be used on the skin around the eyes, and there are always good reasons for this. We figure out today how to use and choose a cream for the skin around the eyes.
Features of the skin of the eyelids
The skin around the eyes differs in structural features from the skin of the whole face, therefore, special products are required to care for it. It is thinner, more sensitive and dry, almost devoid of a lipid barrier and sebaceous glands.
Moreover, this area is subject to active facial expressions, therefore, with age, facial lines appear most quickly in this area, since the skin is constantly in motion.
Another common problem is dark circles under the eyes, puffiness and bags under the eyes. All these problems can arise for different reasons: both genetics and lifestyle can matter. Therefore, your main task is to help your skin by regularly moisturizing it with a special skin care product.
When should you start using the cream?
Since the skin around the eyes is thin and sensitive, it is advisable to keep an eye on it and care for it from the age of 18-20. Well, from the age of 25, the use of cosmetics is no longer desirable, but mandatory. The sooner you start preventing wrinkles and swelling, the better. Moisturized, well-groomed skin remains young for a long time.
How should you choose the right eye cream?
When choosing cosmetics for the skin around the eyes, you should pay attention to a number of factors:
The cream must successfully solve the task assigned to it. If your skin is severely dehydrated, you will need a product for deep moisturizing.
To work with dark circles, a cream (or gel) aimed at strengthening vascular walls is suitable. Creams with peptides in the formula will perfectly cope with small wrinkles.
The cream for a 20-year-old girl differs significantly in composition and working principle from the cosmetics intended for women 40+. Choose age-appropriate eye products to get the results you want.
Pay attention to the active ingredients – they are responsible for solving the set beauty tasks. You may need muscle relaxant peptides to relax facial muscles, or light-reflecting particles to improve skin color and give it a healthy glow.
In summer, preference should be given to a cream offering protection from UV rays, as the skin around the eyes is rapidly photoaging. Do not ignore sunglasses: they help you not to squint and actually keep the skin young.
In winter, cosmetics should protect from the frosty wind and prevent frostbite.
Methods of applying
The eye cream is applied only along the bone edge (along the orbit) with the middle or ring finger (to comply with the norm of pressing force), with patting and trampling movements. All movements should end at the top so as not to lower the eyelid during application.
Complete the movement with a figure eight around the eyes, as if putting a dot above the temple. There is an important rule: never apply the cream to the movable eyelid. If you leave the product overnight, it is best to do so 2 hours before bedtime. Applying the cream just before bed can cause swelling.
In winter, give preference to products with a creamy texture: they will protect the skin around the eyes from the influence of negative environmental factors – wind and frost. In summer, lighter gel textures can be used as they work better on puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.
To make the effect of skincare more noticeable, do not neglect additional products: special masks for the skin around the eyes, if necessary – patches.
Patches will help provide SOS-help: moisturize, quickly remove swelling, puffiness, signs of fatigue. But remember that they are not a substitute for basic care – they should only be used as an adjunct to basic products and treatments.
A properly selected eye cream is a guarantee of youth and beauty. Use only special cosmetics to care for it, and the skin will reward your efforts with freshness, glow and a well-groomed look.