Here at Beauty Expert we’re firm believers the core principal of a solid skin-care regime is an eye cream. Considering that the eye area is one of the first places that we begin to age, it’s crucial to take care of it. But with so many on the market, choosing one can be quite the task, even for the most beauty savvy. Questions such as which one to use? When do I start using one? And the choice as to which one to invest in, can leave most of us wondering where to start? But don’t fret as Beauty Expert is here with an entire eye cream SOS to make things a whole lot easier.
When should I start wearing eye cream?
It’s the age-old question. And the truth is, considering the thin, delicate nature of the skin surrounding the eyes; it’s never too early to start paying extra attention to the area.
As a general rule, start applying at 18. Whilst it’s far too early to be concerned with wrinkles it’s never too early to provide the delicate area with some extra hydration. Plus, the eye area gets a lot of wear and tear from smiling and squinting, so well moisturised eyes will keep you looking bright and fresh no matter what your age.
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How much eye cream should I use?
Squirt a pea size amount on to the end of your finger to apply – this should be enough for both eyes.
How do I apply my eye cream?
Try to pat the eye cream in to the area under and around the eye rather than rubbing. Avoiding pulling at the skin as this will cause irritation and leave it on for around a minute before continuing with your skincare regime.
Where should I keep my eye cream?
In order to keep your eye cream at its most potent, keep it in the fridge and avoid a steamy bathroom. The cold temperature will also help to reduce puffiness – double winner!
What is the best eye cream for me?
So this is where it gets complicated. Which eye cream you use becomes a bigger factor as you age. Here’s a roundup of what to look out for:
In your 20’s:
If there’s one beauty ethos you abide by in your 20’s it should be ‘prevention is better than the cure’. So choose an eye cream which also provides a high SPF, which will protect your skin’s most delicate area from the sun’s harmful rays.
Products which contain antioxidants and protect against the damage caused by free radicals and environmental pollutants are also great to use in your younger years.
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