A Week of Skincare – The Do’s and Don’t of Eye Cream

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A Week of Skincare – The Do’s and Don’t of Eye Cream

We all want and need something to help us de-puff, change the colour of under our eyes and ultimately help us to not look so tired! Well, Michaella has given us some do’s and don’t to eye cream application to help aid the work of those little dream pots.

Plus, some of our favourites to help with each of those needs.

DO
Tap and/or massage
“Soft massage and patting are both great,” Michaella advises. You can press the cream in; you can try light, sweeping strokes to drain any fluid from under the eye to help with de-puffing.

DON’T
Pull at your skin
“You don’t want any stretching. The skin under the eye is a different structure from the rest of the face; it’s more delicate.” So if you’re really moving your skin around when you rub cream in, you’re probably doing it too hard.

DO
Let it sink in
Give your eye cream about a minute (or longer, if possible) to absorb before you put makeup on top of it. That way, your powder or concealer won’t cake up from the extra emollient base in the eye cream.

DON’T
Put on too much
If you pack on the product, it won’t make it more effective. It will, however, creep into your eyes and irritate them. Just put a pea-sized dab on your ring finger, and then dot it on your brow bone and about a half inch underneath your eye. That’s all!

  1. Eve Lom Eye Cream, £48
    We’re big fans of Eve Lom skincare even with its hefty price tag. The intensively concentrated formula revives tired and puffy eyes, smoothing lines and reducing dark circles. A great all rounder, certainly worth the price tag.
  2. Clinique All About Eyes, £42
    As with most eye creams, the Clinique All About Eyes version reduces puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles – but just like it’s big sister ‘Moisture Surge’, it also works as a primer, helping to keep your make-up in place all day long.
  3. Olay Anti-Wrinkle Aqua Physics Anti-Ageing Eye Cream, £9.99
    A great value eye cream, it’s gentle on the delicate and thin skin around the eye area, making it ideal for sensitive or mature skin.
  4. Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff, £23
    This is such a winner for us. I’m currently using this and can honestly say it’s brightened my eyes!
    Caffeine extracts refresh and restore tired eyes, making this perfect from hiding a busy weekend from the world.
  5. Shiseido Suncare Sun Protection Eye Cream SPF25, £28.50
    Sticking with suncare, it’s also super important to protect your eyes.
    After all they will be the first feature to show the signs of age, caused by the sun’s rays. You should still continue to protect your eyes all year round from rays, even when you don’t think the sun has got his hat on!

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