Common Mistakes To Avoid When Using Your Eye Cream

Eye cream is one of the most favored skincare products. Anyone who has crow’s feet or dark circles can use an eye cream to help solve these issues. Whether you are a beginner or expert with eye cream, you could be making a few mistakes. Here are several common mistakes to avoid when using your eye cream.

Mistakes To Avoid When Using Your Eye Cream

1. Using too much eye cream

common mistakes to avoid when using your eye cream: Using too much eye cream


Keep in mind that the skin surrounding your eyes is quite a small area. Generally, a pea-sized amount of eye cream should be enough to cover the skin under both eyes. And, when it comes to eye treatments and creams, most come at a higher price point than other beauty products, so this way you’ll also get the most bang for your buck.

2. Putting off its use

Most people start using eye creams when subtle lines and creases start forming around their eyes. This is an all too frequent mistake that most are guilty of doing!

Prevention is better than the cure

If you really care about your skin, don’t put off the use of eye cream. The skin around your eyes may not be your biggest skin concern at the moment but you shouldn’t neglect its special needs. Remember that the skin in this area is different and lifestyle choices such as smoking, squinting, increased sun exposure, and even laughing can cause it to wrinkle much sooner than the rest of our face.

Start using an eye cream as early as your 20s

Use eye cream as early as possible. Ideally, you should start using it as early as your 20s, when there’s still no sign of that first wrinkle.

Regularly using an eye cream can help prevent dark circles and puffiness, and setback the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots for much later.

3. Applying in a wrong order when using your eye cream

common mistakes to avoid when using your eye cream


Till now if you have not reaped maximum benefits from your under eye cream then you should consider rechecking your application method. Yes, you heard it right. Applying your products in the correct order is one of the most important tips for bright and flawless under-eye skin. Before you begin to apply the products, always check how to use instructions on product labels. The general rule is to apply a small dot around your under-eye areas and blend it gently with your ring finger.

4. Applying it on dry skin

Skincare experts suggest that you should use eye cream on dam skin. The fact is when your skin is damp its permeability increases which allow the better absorption of ingredients. Skincare products such as moisturizers, serums, eye creams, etc are known to give you maximum benefits when used on slightly wet skin.

5. Using too close to the eyes

Despite its name, eye creams are not meant to be fully applied over the entire eye skin area. A lot of people are not aware of this and they end up applying the product near their lashes, over their eyelids, or even the inner corners of their eyes. If you do this, you risk getting the product into your eyes which can lead to irritation.

Apply half an inch from your eye-opening

To do it the right way, simply dab the product right under your eyebrow, to the outer corners, and then under your eyes. Imagine a crescent opened inwards half an inch from your actual eyes; that’s where you should apply. If you have undereye bags, you should focus even more on this area when applying the product.

6. Harsh application when using your eye cream

common mistakes to avoid when using your eye cream: harsh application


The skin surrounding the eyes is the most delicate skin on your face, so there’s no reason to handle it roughly. Instead, blend the eye cream out with your ring finger by using gentle patting and tapping motions. The ring finger has a more delicate touch compared to your other fingers. Another option to ensure a gentle application is by using a wand applicator.

7. Not allowing it to be fully absorbed

Once you’re done applying your eye cream, give it extra time to rest before moving on to your moisturizer or makeup. A minute or two is enough. This will help ensure that the product is fully absorbed by the layers of your skin and will not move if you apply foundation or concealer on top.


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