The importance of eye care is often underestimated. However, it is a significant ally for maintaining a rested and fresh appearance. It also specifically targets the appearance of dark circles, crow's feet, or bags around your eyes. How should it be applied? Here are the answers.
How to properly apply your eye contour cream?
What is an eye contour treatment?
Thin and delicate, the eye contour requires specific care to address a range of issues unique to this sensitive facial area, ranging from dark circles to fine lines and puffiness. As the name suggests, these uniquely formulated cosmetic products are applied to the skin surrounding the eyes. Unlike facial care products, products intended for the eye contour have been ophthalmologically tested on this area.
They are marketed in the form of gel, serum, or cream. This type of care is appreciated for its draining, soothing, moisturizing, and anti-aging virtues. The application of an eye contour care is preferably done starting from 25 or 30 years old, even if no early signs appear. However, you can adopt some habits that will give a youthful boost to your gaze from the age of 19 - 20 years old.
Eye Care: How to Choose?
Before choosing your eye care productfirst determine the concern you wish to address:
For hydration: The area around the eyes lacks sebaceous and sweat glands. Therefore, it does not have a hydrolipidic film to protect it from external aggressions and limit water loss. This characteristic makes it more susceptible to dehydration and the appearance of crow's feet (dehydration fine lines). To strengthen the skin and its protective barrier, rely on treatments formulated from nourishing ingredients like macadamia oil or prickly pear oil, found in the eye contour serum and the eye contour cream, respectively.
For colored under-eye circles:
Colored under-eye circles result either from the accumulation of deoxygenated blood around the eye contour (vascular/blue circles), or from poor drainage of melanin pigments (pigmented/brown circles). To combat the appearance of purplish circles, opt for draining active ingredients that improve local microcirculation, such as caffeine. On the other hand, to reduce the appearance of brown circles, turn to a treatment containing a depigmenting ingredient like niacinamide. Our eye serum is capable of treating both types of under-eye circles.
For under-eye bags:
There are two types of under-eye bags: adipose bags caused by an accumulation of fat, and aqueous bags caused by fluid retention under the eyes, creating a swollen effect. Therefore, if this type of bag forms under your eyes, use a treatment concentrated in ingredients with decongestant virtues to fade them. Our dark circles and bags cream precisely meets this criterion with the presence of cornflower hydrosol in its formulation.
For fine lines:
The area around the eyes is the first facial region where signs of aging appear. Facial expressions, smiling, blinking... these movements contribute to the formation of fine lines in the outer corner of the eye. Similarly, the slowdown in collagen and elastin production over time leads to a loss of skin firmness (sagging skin) and the emergence of deeper wrinkles. Therefore, prioritize a treatment rich in anti-aging ingredients, such as our eye contour serum or our eye contour cream. Both of these products are concentrated with coenzyme Q10. This component helps to firm the skin around the eyes and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
How to apply an eye contour treatment?
To achieve satisfactory results, it's not enough to simply choose a skincare product with the best ingredients. It's also important to know the correct techniques for application and the appropriate dosage to use:
Take aquantity equivalent to the size of a grain of rice of eye contour care on your index finger;
Apply the product in small amounts around the orbital bone located beneath the eye, as well as on the area between the eyebrow and the upper mobile eyelid. However, avoid applying it too close to the lashes, as it could get into the eye, potentially leading to eye irritation;
Then proceed to apply gentle, regular pressures (tapping) on the area where the product has been applied with the tip of your index finger, from the inner corner of the eye towards the outer corner, in order to stimulate blood microcirculation;
Glide the tip of your finger along the formed line (smoothing movements), starting from the inner corner and moving up towards the temples. This helps to spread the product, promote absorption, and stimulate lymphatic circulation.