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The Dominion Post - Your Weekend (Dominion Post) - - Fashion & Beauty -

Some beauty in­sid­ers call them an af­ter­thought, but I be­lieve a skin­care regime isn’t com­plete with­out a great eye cream. The skin around the eyes is the thinnest you’ll find on your body as well as hav­ing fewer oil glands than the rest of the face, so needs ex­tra spe­cial care when and where it can get it.

Most good eye creams are for­mu­lated specif­i­cally for the skin around the eye, so tend to be a lit­tle richer and packed with ac­tive in­gre­di­ents aimed at is­sues as­so­ci­ated with that area. It is more frag­ile, more prone to dry­ness, and quicker to show age and fa­tigue.

Squint­ing can has­ten the ap­pear­ance of lines and wrin­kles, and flu­ids col­lect un­der the eyes and cause puffi­ness and dark cir­cles.

A good eye cream can ad­dress at least some of these is­sues, but it’s im­por­tant to make sure you’re ap­ply­ing it for op­ti­mal ef­fect.

First, don’t over do it. A pea-sized amount should be enough, dot­ted on your brow bone and about a half inch un­der­neath your eye. If you pack on the prod­uct, it won’t be more ef­fec­tive. It will, how­ever, creep into your eyes and ir­ri­tate them.

Pat­ting in with your ring fin­ger is the best forms of ap­pli­ca­tion for this most frag­ile of ar­eas, then al­low your cream some time to sink in. This is

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