Points of view
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