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How To Apply Eye Cream for the Best Results

Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Just like the rest of your organs, it requires proper care and nourishment to stay healthy. A multi-step skincare routine designed to address your skin’s needs can prevent damage and slow the progression of the signs of aging. That’s where Furtuna Skin comes in.

The skin around your eyes is delicate and thin. It’s highly prone to fine lines and discoloration, like undereye circles. Keeping the skin around your eyes properly hydrated and well nourished is one of the most important elements of your skincare routine. Our Eye Revitalizing Cream plumps hydration into the skin to reduce wrinkles, and illuminates the eyes by brightening and lifting the most delicate skin area.

What you do matters just as much as how you do it. The way you apply your eye cream will impact the benefits it ultimately delivers to your skin. Here’s how to maximize those benefits.

1. Start With a Clean Face

The first step of your skincare ritual is to cleanse your face. Even if you haven’t worn makeup or gone outside, the surface of your skin will collect debris and dead skin cells throughout the day. This creates an invisible shield between your skin and your skincare products. The only way to ensure that your skincare products reach the surface of your skin is to wipe the slate clean.

Use a nutrient-rich cleanser like our Micellar Cleansing Essence to refresh the surface of your skin by drawing out dirt and removing impurities. After you cleanse, your skin will readily drink up the active botanicals and key ingredients in your skincare products.

2. Apply Products in the Proper Order

There’s a little bit of science involved in your skincare sequence. Your skin uses each product differently, and you need to apply them in the right order to maximize the benefits. Your skincare is like a three-course meal that feeds your skin, and applying your products in the right order helps ensure your skin takes advantage of each one.

Serums

Serums are highly concentrated skincare products packed with nourishing botanicals. Serums have a light, watery texture. Their fluidity makes it easy for your skin to quickly and efficiently drink them up as they penetrate the top layer. They’ll rapidly deliver their benefits when they go on first.

You can often use the same serum for your face and your eyes, like our Face and Eye Serum that powerfully tackles both the face and eyes with a single product. If you use different serums for your face and eyes, it doesn’t matter which you use first. All that matters is that you apply adequate serum to the proper areas and give it a minute or two to sink in.

Eye Cream

After your serum has quenched your skin’s thirst, you can apply our Eye Revitalizing Cream to the entire eye area, from under the eyes to over the lids, above the brows and up to the temples. It is important to apply your eye cream before your moisturizer to ensure the product gets the targeted areas.

Moisturizer

Moisturizers act as a protective barrier. While they’re nourishing your skin and keeping the surface soft, they’re also shielding it from the damaging effects of free radicals. Moisturizer is generally thicker than serum, which is why it should be applied as the fourth step or applied after your serum and eye cream.

Our Daily Renewal Cream and Nightly Renewal Cream moisturize and balance the skin by protecting it during the day and repairing it at night.

How Often Should I Apply Eye Cream?

You should apply your skincare products in the morning and at night. Sunscreen is the only exception, as you obviously won’t need it after sunset. The ideal interval would be every 12 hours, but life doesn’t always work out that way. As long as you’re washing your face and applying your skincare when you wake up in the morning and before you go to bed at night, your skin is getting enough nourishment and protection.

Benefits become more apparent with consistency. While applying your eye cream will produce some instantly noticeable benefits, like softer and more radiant skin, the bulk of the benefits will develop with time. The key is to stay committed to your ritual.

Apply your skincare products twice a day, every day, to maximize the benefits and maintain them. Your skincare is something you do for your wellness. You know you should drink plenty of water and eat a well-balanced diet daily — your skincare is also a daily wellness need.

What Is the Proper Technique for Applying Eye Cream?

Applying eye cream is a task that requires delicate precision. Your eyes (and the skin around them) are the most sensitive part of your face. Slow down and turn your skincare ritual into a meditative practice with a little finesse and a soft touch.

Start With Clean Hands

You don’t want to get bacteria or debris into your eyes. Make sure your hands are clean before applying products to your face. This is especially important if you apply your skincare products in an area like your bathroom, where germs will naturally be more prevalent.

Wash your hands with hot water and antibacterial soap. Lather and scrub for at least 20 seconds. If you have long nails, make sure you scrub out the area underneath your nail. It’s easy for bacteria or debris to become trapped in that space.

Measure Out the Appropriate Amount of Product

Don’t saturate your eye area with too much eye cream. A little bit of eye cream goes a very long way — especially if you’re using our Eye Revitalizing Cream. Depending on the size of your eye area, a pea-sized amount can be enough eye cream for both eyes. Remember that you can always add a little more if needed, but you can’t scoop the excess off your face and put it back into the container.

Dab Lightly With 360 Application

The skin around your eyes is thinner and far more delicate than the rest of the skin on your face. You might notice that your eyes quickly become red, puffy, and itchy when you have a cold or when your allergies act up. Rubbing them only makes the problem worse. The area is very responsive to friction and stress.

You should apply your eye cream with as little pressure as possible, and tap it 360 degrees around your eye area. Using your pinkie or ring finger will naturally reduce the pressure you apply to the area. Gently dab your eye cream in with soft tapping motions, going from the inner corner of your eye to your temple, over your eyelid, and above your brow.

You can apply your eye cream over your lower and upper eyelid the same way, starting near the bridge of your nose and gently tapping the cream towards your temple.

How Can I Choose the Right Eye Cream?

Your technique and commitment to your skincare routine won’t yield the desired results if you use the wrong eye cream. It’s important to understand the active ingredients in a product and the benefits they promise to deliver.

What Makes Furtuna Skin Eye Cream the Best?

Our ophthalmologist-tested eye cream is formulated with clean ingredients and proprietary botanicals harvested from our own Sicilian farm.

Furtuna Skin’s Eye Revitalizing Cream is formulated with active botanicals like lilac stem cells to combat puffiness and discoloration. Antioxidant-rich, organic nigella damascena protects the sensitive eye area from the damaging effects of free radicals and brightens the appearance of dark circles.

Deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid plumps the skin of the eye area, giving the appearance of more volume and minimizing the appearance of fine lines.

Ingredients like wild organic dandelion and wild organic artichoke work to promote healthy collagen production, improve skin density, and reduce the appearance of sagging or drooping.

Our Eye Revitalizing Cream is a comprehensive plant-powered solution. Experience the benefits firsthand.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to applying eye cream, a 360 application approach is highly effective while still being gentle on the delicate skin around your eyes. Making sure to start with clean hands and apply your eye cream after your serums and moisturizers is alo key to success.

Sources

The structure of normal skin | DermNet NZ

Free Radicals, Antioxidants in Disease and Health | PMC

Germs in your Bathroom | SafeHome.org

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