As a beauty junkie, I’m always looking for ways to improve my skin.
When it comes to eye cream, though, I have more questions than answers.
Is one brand of eye cream better than another?
What are the pros and cons of using different products at once?
And should I be applying moisturizer before or after the application?
Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about using eye cream!
What is eye cream?
Eye cream is a moisturizer for the eye area.
It can be used to reduce wrinkles and dark rings under the eyes, as well as moisturize and protect the skin around your eyes.
Eye creams are often sold as a separate product from face moisturizers, but don’t let that stop you from using both!
How do you use eye cream?
- Apply a pea-sized amount of eye cream around your eye area, using gentle, patting motions to apply the cream.
Avoid rubbing or tugging at the skin with your fingers as this can cause irritation.
Use your ring finger to apply the cream, as it is one of the least sensitive fingers on your hand and will be less likely to irritate the delicate skin around your eyes.
- Use gentle, circular motions.
Once you’ve applied all of the product needed for that specific eye treatment session, use gentle, circular motions on both sides of each eyelid until you feel no more residue left behind (about 30 seconds).
This will help ensure that all active ingredients have been absorbed into the skin where they need to be without overdoing it and causing redness/irritation/rash symptoms down below!
What are the benefits of using eye cream?
Eye cream is one of the best ways to take care of your eyes.
Many people use it as a moisturizer for the skin around their eyes, but it also provides many other benefits.
- It can help to reduce puffiness and dark circles under your eyes.
- It can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as improve the overall appearance of the skin around your eyes.
- Eye cream helps to keep moisture in so that it won’t dry out or become flaky like some other types of creams on the market today!
What are the side effects of using eye cream?
Your eyes are sensitive and prone to irritation, so it’s best to be gentle with them.
If a product makes your eyes feel irritated or if you have adverse reactions to certain ingredients in the cream, then this could be a sign that your skin is sensitive to the product.
Redness around the eye area can be a sign of inflammation caused by an allergic reaction or irritation from using too much eye cream at once.
If redness is persistent after removing the product from your face, consult with a dermatologist for further evaluation.
When applying any new skincare product, it’s important not only to use as little as possible but also make sure that what you’re using does not contain any harsh ingredients that may irritate your skin and cause dryness (like alcohol).
The key here is moderation and patience—don’t overdo it!
Is it ok to use two different eye creams at once?
Do you want to use two different eye creams? The answer is yes! As long as both of your eye creams are designed for the same purpose and skin type, you can use them at once.
Eye creams are usually categorized by what they do for your skin: antioxidants help reduce fine lines and wrinkles; moisturizers hydrate dryness and flakiness; peptides stimulate collagen production.
Some eye creams also contain retinol or hyaluronic acid, which both have anti-aging properties.
If you’re using an antioxidant eye cream, then it’s best to stick with another antioxidant product (unless that product contains other ingredients like retinol).
If your skin is dry, try pairing something like a hydrating eye cream with another moisturizer focused on hydration instead of brightening or firming up fine lines.
Why would you want to use multiple eye creams at once?
You may want to use two different eye creams for two different purposes.
For example, you can use an eye cream that focuses on hydration and another that focuses on anti-aging.
Another scenario is using an eye cream for moisturizing and using another product to reduce wrinkles around the eyes.
How can I tell if my skin is sensitive enough for an eye cream?
If you’re wondering if your skin is sensitive enough for an eye cream, the best way to find out is by doing a small test.
Apply a small amount of the product in question on your inner wrist and wait 30 minutes.
If there’s no reaction, you’re good to go!
The most common reactions are redness or irritation. Feel free to continue using this product if it doesn’t cause any issues for you.
Do my eyes get irritated from using too much eye cream?
The most common culprits of eye irritation are the ingredients in your skincare products.
If you’re using a lot of products with fragrant essential oils, moisturizing and antioxidant ingredients (like vitamin C), or thick occlusive creams on the delicate skin around the eyes, it’s entirely possible that you’ll experience some redness and discomfort.
If this happens to you after using an eye cream, don’t worry!
You can use an unscented moisturizer or even just plain water under your eyes if they’re really dry—and give them a break from any other heavy treatment for a few days as well.
In fact, this might be a good opportunity to try something new: like an eye serum instead of an all-in-one formula.
Or perhaps some kinder toning pads instead of makeup remover wipes?
Should I apply a separate moisturizer before or after applying an eye cream?
It’s best to apply your eye cream after your regular moisturizing routine, so that the skin is already prepared for hydration.
Eye creams are meant to supply intense moisturization in a targeted area, but they won’t be able to do their job if the rest of your face isn’t properly hydrated.
So, if you’re looking for a way to boost your eye health and fight the signs of aging, it may be worth giving an eye cream a try.
Just make sure you do your research first so that you can find one that works best for your skin type and needs.