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Get the most from your eye cream with these 5 application tips.


I am back with Beneath the Surface News to share tips on how to use eye cream the right way.

Did you know that eye cream results are not only based on ingredients, but application?

To understand why you need an eye cream, you first need to understand why the eye area is different.

The skin under and around your eye is very thin, more so than any area on your body.

Because of the thin texture, your eye area is likely to show age and pigments faster. This is why dark circles are such a problem for people in general.

The eye area doesn’t have as many oil glands as other areas of the face and body, which is why eyes are more prone to dryness.

You can start taking care of your under-eye area now to not only protect, but correct skin issues.

My favorite under eye cream is having a FLASH SALE through April 9 for 30% with code alexisroch so take advantage of this while you can (you can get 30% off everything right now).

I recommended this eye cream to my friend several months ago, and she shared these before and after pictures.

Tip #1: Use a pea-size amount

Whenever I share an IG story or video, people comment on the small amount of product I use. Using a pea sized amount and dividing it between each eye is just the right amount of solution. Like I mentioned above, I learned from my eye doctor that less is more when it comes to eye care.

Tip# 2: Apply with gentle presses

Use your ring or pointer finger to gently press and dab the product starting in the corner of your eye and working towards your crows feet. Then, dab up around the top part of your eye and under your eyebrow. I do this motion several times until the product is absorbed.

Tip # 3 Look for an actual eye cream that treats under eye issues

When it comes to basic moisturizing, you can actually use your face cream if it is good quality. If you want to treat dark circles and aging, look for an eye cream that will correct this.

Tip #4 Use eye cream day and night

I use my eye cream in the morning and night. If you use a lighter eye cream, it will do well under makeup without flaking or being too oily.

Tip #5 Some eye creams work instantly

Another thing about eye creams is how they work both short term and long term. Eye creams can tighten and plump the area within several minutes, but can also heal and fade dark circles over the span of a few months.

It is always a good idea to allow at least 28-30 days to see results.

I also recommend giving a product two months to see how it will really work for your skin. I have been using the Brighten Me under eye cream for a year now, and I saw results within just a few weeks. But the longterm use has really softened wrinkles, tightened skin and faded my genetic dark circles.

Don’t forget to check out the blog post for more tips on eye cream plus eye cream vs eye serum.

Alexis Rochester is an investigative chemist, blogger and founder of Chemistry Cachet. She shares science-based skin care, cleaning, gardening and health tips. She was diagnosed with RA at age 10, so she has a passion for pain management tips and research, along with sharing her journey through this disease. When she’s not writing for Chemistry Cachet, she is taking Pilates or Barre classes, and also received her Barre teaching certification this year! She grew up in Stephenville and recently moved back with her daughter, husband and bulldog. You can find her posting pictures and fun stories daily on Instagram. Also look for Chemistry Cachet on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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