Let’s talk eye care!
I’ve been lucky in the fact that my sister and mother both instilled in me from a very young age the importance of looking after your skin. Since my early to mid teens, I’ve been using a moisturiser and, later on, eye and hand cream, and now that I’ve hit the big 3-0h, I think it’s made a big difference in fighting the wrinkles!
Eye cream, in particular, is a minuscule but very important part of looking after your skin! The skin around (and particularly under) your eyes is so delicate, it’s so important to look after it. I’m particularly conscious of this because I use contact lenses and I’m always pulling at the skin around my eyes whenever I’m putting on and taking off my lenses. Plus, contact lenses dries the eyes out in a really bad way so I’m constantly rubbing at my eyes – a really bad habit because rubbing your eyes is so, so, so bad for the surrounding (fragile) skin area. It’s probably my number one beauty vice!
As a way of counteracting this, I’m doing my best to include applying eye cream the skin around and under my eyes at least twice a day – night and day. I say ‘doing my best’ because I can get quite lazy about this. I’m so good at applying moisturiser but when it comes to hand and eyes, I slack off a little bit. Still, as I’m getting older, this is something I really can’t afford to neglect!
I don’t have one particular favourite eye cream that I use all the time – I’m more in the habit of trying different ones all the time. Right now, I’m experimenting with the L’Oreal REvitalift Laser X3.
I love the packaging of this cream – the vivid crimson tube makes it look like a lip gloss and it comes with a metal applicator so all you have to do is squeeze and swipe the applicator gently over the area surrounding your eye.
How do you apply eye cream? The best way, according to all the beauty mags, seems to be to gently pat a little cream gently under your eyes and at the outer edges (to mitigate the crow’s feet!) with the pad of your right finger until the cream is fully absorbed into skin.
Tip: store your eye cream in the fridge as it will keep for longer and avoid the chances of the heat of the day affecting the formula of the cream. Plus, cold eye cream will have the extra benefit of de-puffing and soothing the eye area!