You’re probably familiar with the saying, “eyes are the windows to the soul.” Well, that’s not all they are—they’re also one of the first places to show signs of aging.
That’s why it’s important to start using an eye cream as early as possible. Eye cream helps to plump and hydrate the delicate skin around the eyes, which can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles.
So when’s the best time to start using eye cream? The answer depends on your individual skin type and concerns. But in general, dermatologists recommend using eye cream in the morning and evening, after you’ve cleansed your skin but before you apply any other skincare products.
During the day, your eyes are exposed to the sun, pollution and other environmental aggressors, which can cause premature signs of aging. In the morning, your eyes are usually puffy and swollen from all the overnight activity. Applying eye cream at that time can actually make the puffiness worse.
However, in the evening, when your skin is most receptive to the ingredients in eye cream, that is the best time to apply. That’s also the time your skin is repairing and regenerating itself. Most definitely, you can wake up looking refreshed and well-rested.
Now that you know when to use eye cream, it’s time to figure out which one is best for your needs. Eye creams come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one common goal: to hydrate and protect the delicate skin around the eyes. You can also opt to use eye serum for better results.
Here are some tips from the experts:
- Start by gently patting the cream onto the skin around your eyes, using your ring finger. This is the weakest finger, so it’s less likely to cause any damage or tugging on the delicate skin around your eyes.
- Use light, circular motions to massage the cream into the skin. This will help to increase circulation and promote lymphatic drainage, which will reduce puffiness and dark circles.
- Take your time and be gentle. Don’t rush through your skincare routine; it’s more important to be thorough and take your time than to hurry through it.