Caring for the delicate skin around the eyes is an essential part of our skincare routine. The eye area is the first place we get wrinkles and the place that shows when we are tired. The skin around the eyes requires a more specialised cream as the skin is thinner than on the rest of the face, so the cream has to be lighter to care for the delicate eye area. Eye creams work in many different ways; brightening, diminishing puffiness and dark circles, smoothing lines and wrinkles, cooling, reducing signs of tiredness, re-energising, enhancing radiance, delaying wrinkle formation, soothing, lifting, softening, hydrating, nourishing, easing blood circulation to improve the skin’s complexion, tightening, re-contouring and firming.
Eye creams come in a cream or gel, with or without a roller ball. The cream is applied by dabbing gently around the eye area from the outside towards the nose using the ring finger as it is weaker and will not pull and drag the skin. The roller ball has to be squeezed then gently rolled under the eye area from the inner corner to the outer until a sufficient amount of cream is applied. Any cream left sitting on the skin can be lightly dabbed until thoroughly absorbed.
Use morning and evening after cleansing and toning. Apply creams on the contour area avoiding direct contact with the eyes.
Making sure that all make-up is removed from the delicate eye area is essential. We need an eye make-up remover that cares for the eyelashes as well as the delicate skin. They can be a gel, oil-free formula, for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers and must hydrate, refresh, soothe, strengthen eyelashes, nourish and leave the skin feeling soft and comfortable.
When removing eye make-up, sweep over the eye area gently with a cotton pad. A cotton pad does not soak up too much of the product so prevents wastage.