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What is the Best Way to Apply Eye Cream?

Fine lines and wrinkles are beautiful, but still, most of us want to keep a youthful look for as long as possible! We associate wrinkles with old age, but they crop up on young people too – especially on the delicate skin around the eyes. That’s why no matter your age, an excellent eye cream is a must! Unfortunately, most people make crucial mistakes when they apply it. Do you know the best way to apply eye cream?

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Are wrinkles inevitable?

Fine wrinkles are inevitable, but prevention is key to keeping them slight! In part, fine lines and wrinkles are caused by spending time in gravity. Over time there is a natural decrease in collagen production, which affects skin elasticity, but our cells renew constantly. Aging is pretty much inevitable, though there are ways to delay its effect on our skin! One way, is using a high quality eye cream in your beauty routine.

What causes wrinkles to appear sooner?

Several things can speed up the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: sun exposure, alcohol, excessive coffee consumption, and even squinting can hasten the process. The skin around the eyes is more delicate, more prone to dryness, and usually the first to show signs of aging – no matter your age! That’s why dabbing a rich, refreshing eye cream around the eye is an essential part of your skin care routine. Along with wearing sunscreen, drinking lots of water, and getting enough rest, it’s sure to help.

How do you choose the right eye cream?

For the ultimate anti-aging support, there are a few elements to look for in an eye cream: richness is one, and another is the potency of active compounds. Richness can be achieved with ingredients like Shea butter, which is high in fatty acids and provides intense hydration, and beeswax, which is rich in proteins and amino acids and helps to retain moisture in the skin. But the real deal is in the active compounds.

Look for supercharged eye creams with these key ingredients

  • Vitamin C, to refresh the skin and boost collagen production
  • Co-Enzyme Q-10, a powerful antioxidant to reduce the appearance of fine lines
  • Hyaluronic acid, a smart nutrient that helps the skin lock in moisture
  • Peptides, amino acids that stimulate collagen and elastin production

With a deeply hydrating eye cream loaded with active ingredients, you’re bound to see results – unless you’re applying it wrong!

What’s the #1 mistake people make when applying eye cream?

The #1 mistake people make when applying eye cream is applying too much. Slathering on eye cream can cause redness, irritation, and puffiness. A small pea-size amount is all you need. But how you apply it is also crucial.

The Beautiful Brittany Ivens of West Coast Beauty Academy demonstrates Eye Care Techniques worth incorporating into your routine.

How do you apply eye cream?

Are you supposed to rub, or massage it in? Nope: rubbing and pulling the delicate skin around the eye can cause it to loosen and promote wrinkling – exactly the opposite of what you want. Here’s the best way to apply your eye cream: gently tap the cream in around the eye, using your fingertips. But be careful where you apply it!

Where do you apply eye cream?

Eye cream shouldn’t be applied directly on the eyelids or under the eyes, because it can pool and sink and create puffiness. Stick to the brow bone, and the corners of the eyes for the best results.

*Expert tip: don’t forget to pat some eye cream on the lips and lip corners at night for an intensive anti-aging lip treatment!

What’s the most effective and innovative anti-aging treatment?

If you’re looking for the most effective and innovative anti-aging treatments, let me give you a scoop: seaweeds are the next big thing. Scientific research is just starting to graze the surface of seaweeds’ benefits when it comes to skin health, and the advances we can expect in the future are going to revolutionize the beauty industry.

When it comes to anti-aging, seaweeds have it all: peptide chains, amino acids and proteins, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids, as well as completely unique compounds only found in seaweed, like alginate and fucoidan, which is so potent it is currently used to treat burn victims.

At Seaflora, we’re the first in the world to harness the power of raw seaweed in skincare, and our Sea Therapy Eye Contour Gel is the ultimate choice for anyone looking to naturally prevent, and reverse the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – no matter your age!

Taking care of yourself is the best thing you can do to make aging and beauty go hand in hand. A little pampering goes a long way!