When winter rolls around, and your skin begins to feel dry, it’s tempting to reach for the stash of eye cream sitting on your bathroom shelf.
But wait! Are you sure that the eye cream in question is safe to use as a facial moisturizer?
And what exactly are the benefits of using an eye cream as a face moisturizer?
We’ll answer all these questions here and more.
So grab yourself some hot tea and settle in while we tell you everything you need to know about using eye cream as a facial moisturizer:
Can eye cream be used as a face moisturizer?
Eye creams are designed to be used on the eye area, not on your face.
Eye cream contains different ingredients than face moisturizer and will feel thicker on your skin due to its higher concentration of active ingredients.
While you can technically use them for both purposes, it’s best to use them for what they’re intended for: applying under your eyes before bed so they can work their magic while you sleep.
When is it safe to use eye cream on your face?
If you’re using eye cream on your face, take extra care to avoid getting the product in your eyes.
If you do get eye cream in your eyes and it irritates or burns them, rinse with water.
If that doesn’t help at all, flush your eyes with saline solution (the kind used for contact lens cleaning).
See a doctor if necessary.
What are the benefits of using eye cream as a facial moisturizer?
Eye creams are designed to be used around the eye area and are made to be gentle on the skin.
With that said, using an eye cream as a facial moisturizer is perfectly safe and can be beneficial for your skin.
Eye creams are designed to target the delicate skin around the eyes, so they’re typically much thinner than traditional facial moisturizers—which makes them perfect for layering over or under other products.
And since they’re specifically formulated to be gentle on sensitive areas like around your eyes, they won’t irritate sensitive spots elsewhere on your face either!
In addition to being thinner than facial moisturizers, eye creams also tend to have higher concentrations of active ingredients than their thicker counterparts do—so if you want something that will really kickstart some results (and fast), then an eye cream may just be what you need!
What are the risks of using eye cream as a facial moisturizer?
Eye creams were not intended to be used on the face.
For example, they generally contain more skin-nourishing ingredients than facial moisturizers, which could make them too heavy for your face.
They also may contain ingredients that cause irritation on facial skin or clog pores on facial skin.
Additionally, it’s possible that the potency of an eye cream is too strong for use around your eyes and could cause irritation if applied to other parts of your face.
How much eye cream should you use on your face?
The amount of eye cream you should use on your face is a little different than with other moisturizers.
A pea-sized amount is usually enough for both eyes.
However, if you have particularly dry skin or need a little extra hydration, feel free to use a little more!
There are no hard and fast rules about how much eye cream to apply, so just be careful that you don’t overdo it.
How do you apply eye cream to your face?
It’s important to wash your hands before applying any product to your face.
This will ensure that you have a clean surface, and it will also prevent spreading bacteria from one part of your body (your hands) to another (your face).
Next, apply the eye cream in a circular motion using clean fingers.
If you use too much pressure when applying eye cream, it could lead to irritation or redness around the eyes.
You should also avoid getting the product into your eyes; if this does happen, wash with water immediately.
How often should you apply eye cream to your face?
As mentioned, it is important to apply eye cream to your face every day.
You should also apply eye cream to your face on a nightly basis.
In addition, it is good practice to apply eye cream twice a day and twice a week.
What happens if you get too much eye cream in your eyes?
Eye creams can be used on the face, but only under certain conditions.
- Only use a small amount of eye cream on your face at one time.
- Be careful not to get any into your eyes.
If you do get too much into your eyes, wash them out with cool water immediately.
What happens if you don’t get enough eye cream on your face?
If you’re not using eye cream as a moisturizer, your skin may begin to look dry and flaky.
Your skin will also be more prone to wrinkles and fine lines, which can be uncomfortable and itchy.
You might have trouble sleeping because of this; if you are having trouble sleeping, it’s possible that your face is so dry that the skin around your eyes is pulling too tightly on the eyelids—which can cause pain in the morning.
Where can I buy good quality eye creams that can double as facial moisturizers?
1. Choose a reputable brand.
If you’re going to spend money on an eye cream, it’s important that you select one from a trusted brand with a good reputation.
2. Avoid cheap products.
You should also try to avoid products that are too cheap or have lots of filler ingredients in them.
These kinds of creams can irritate your skin and make matters worse, not better!
3. Look for natural ingredients
Look for natural ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile extract that are known for their soothing properties as well as their ability to reduce puffiness under the eyes (but keep in mind that these won’t help with dark circles).
4. Check out for fragrances!
Find out if there is any fragrance added into the formula—if so, make sure it’s only used at low levels because fragrant scents tend not to work well around sensitive eye areas due to their heightened sensitivity levels compared to other parts of your face/body when exposed directly under light (like direct sunlight) without proper protection (such as sunglasses).
The key is to be careful and not overdo it.
As long as you follow the instructions on the packaging, you should have no problems using eye cream as a facial moisturizer.
If you do experience any irritation or other adverse effects from using eye cream on your face, discontinue use immediately and consult with your dermatologist.