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Eye creams should be a man’s best friend. If there’s ever going to be a tell tale sign that you’re tired, we guarantee it’ll be the eye bags that give it away. This is also applicable to premature ageing, no-one wants visible crows feet.
Knowing how to apply your eye cream is essential in ensuring you get the most benefits. The skin around the eye is sensitive, not to mention delicate. We’ve got a video that shows you how to apply an eye cream, so if you have any questions, they should be answered below.
Simple, right? Applying eye cream isn’t a difficult process, you just need to do it right to ensure you don’t irritate the eye area. If you want more information on what was shown in the video, keep reading and we’ll guide you through.
Contrary to popular belief, you can’t actually get rid of under eye bags. We’re sorry to break it to you, but it’s a myth! The skin around the eyes is thinner than anywhere else on the body. When you’re suffering from eye bags, you’re actually seeing the bloods circulation slow down which causes a blue tint to the area. To combat this, apply an eye cream that stimulates blood flow and reduces the appearance of eye bags. It’s also known that the eye area is one of the first places to show noticeable signs of ageing. Due to the thinness of the skin, it’s more susceptible to external aggressors, so protecting the eye area can actually keep you looking younger for longer.
The biggest mistake anyone makes when applying eye cream, is treating the skin the same as the rest of your body. Normally, you would massage your moisturiser into your face, however the eye cream needs to be patted. The skin around the eye is more delicate, so doesn’t respond well to pulling. On top of that, pulling the skin around the eye area can actually speed up the signs of ageing. If you’re looking to look younger for longer, make sure you pat your product in.
Most people assume you apply eye cream directly to the problem area, however this can cause your eyes to water. If you apply the product too close to your actual eye, the product can sink through to your eyeball and cause irritation. Not a good look, if you’re trying to look fresher. You should apply the product to the orbital bone, which is basically your eye socket, to ensure the product doesn’t move into your eye. Due to the thinness of the skin around the eye area, your product will naturally travel across your eyelids. Whatever you do, don’t put the product directly into your eye. We’ve heard about that horror story before.
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