9 Eye Cream Mistakes and What to Do Instead
Are you making these eye cream mistakes? Here's how to avoid them.
Dark circles. Puffiness. Crow’s feet. If you see them now or want to slow down their appearance in the future, it is super important to make sure you’re getting the most out of your eye cream. Eye cream is one of the best secret weapons you can have in your skincare routine to look radiant and healthy. But are you using your eye cream the right way? Here are some common mistakes people make while using eye cream so you can avoid them and make the most out of yours.
Mistake #1: Not using eye cream soon enough
Most people start using eye creams when they see lines around their eyes. Even if you don’t see anything now, starting to use an eye cream before you see wrinkles will help maintain the appearance of your skin as you age. There are many factors that cause the skin around the eyes to age faster, including lifestyle choices, dehydration, sun exposure, weather, and even laughing and smiling. Eye creams can help minimize signs of aging from these factors. So at what age should you start using an eye cream? Starting in your 20s is ideal, but it is never too late to start!
Mistake #2: Applying too much eye cream
When using eye cream, you need a surprisingly small amount. Less than a pea-sized amount is ideal. This will ensure your eye cream is working properly, prevent you from wasting product, and it will save money in the long run. Plus, when you apply too much it can interfere with how your makeup performs.
Mistake #3: Applying it too close to your eyes
Although it is an eye cream, a lot of people do not completely understand where to apply it. They are not meant to be applied all over the eye. Do not apply on your eyelids or inner corners. Instead, dab the product starting on the outer corner below your eyebrow and underneath the eyes, about half an inch away. You will apply your eye cream in a moon shape.
Mistake #4: Tugging on your skin during application
One of the worst things you can do is apply your eye cream in a harsh manner. This includes any kind of tugging or pulling. Instead, gently tap eye cream around the under-eye area with your ring finger. This helps protect the integrity of your skin and will not accelerate aging if you are gentle.
Mistake #5: Applying on dry skin
Skincare is best applied on slightly damp skin. That applies to facial moisturizer and eye cream. The skin around the eye needs more moisture because it is thinner and has fewer sebaceous glands that create oils. Because of this, eye creams are usually formulated with ingredients that attract moisture (like hyaluronic acid). If your skin is not damp before application, give it a spritz with Teami Butterfly Toner Mist. This will ensure you’re getting the most hydration and it will make application easier.
Mistake #6: Applying eye cream in the wrong order
Eye cream is generally applied after moisturizer. However, you should always double-check your eye cream’s directions. The general rule is that heavier products should be applied after lighter products.
Mistake #7: Only applying eye cream at night
The skin around your eyes is more vulnerable to what you are exposed to every day. Pollution, sweat, and the grime of daily life can have a big impact on your skin and accelerate aging. Eye cream should be applied in the morning and at night so you can get the most out of it. While you are sleeping, your skin regenerates and repairs itself. It also absorbs and uses products better while you’re sleeping. Eye cream is highly concentrated with nutrients, so it will be super nourishing and restorative to help you look refreshed and bright-eyed the next day!
Mistake #8: Not waiting for eye cream to absorb
It’s easy to rush through a morning routine and not give it a second thought. But if you’re applying eye cream and jumping into concealer application, your makeup might slip around during the day. Wait a minute or so until your eye cream is fully absorbed, then apply makeup.
Mistake #9: Using an eye cream that isn’t right for your skin type
Choosing an eye cream can be tricky. Skin types vary from person to person, and your needs might be different than your best friend’s. You might need a lighter eye cream, and your friend might prefer a thicker one. One thing is for certain: choose an eye cream with gentle ingredients that are made to promote healthy and radiant skin.
Introducing Teami Renew Vitamin C Eye Cream
The Teami Renew Vitamin C Eye Cream is gentle enough for any skin type and designed to reduce and slow signs of aging. It is deeply hydrating and brightening and every single ingredient was chosen for its restorative properties.
Teami Renew Vitamin C Eye Cream is packed with nutrients that work hard to restore radiance, including:
- Caffeine calms skin and reduces puffiness while minimizing dark circles so you look refreshed and awake
- Niacinamide minimizes redness and hyperpigmentation while strengthening skin so it can defend itself from free radicals
- Vitamin C brightens skin and dramatically minimizes the appearance of dark circles
- Hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates skin by drawing in moisture and also brightens skin
- Matrixyl 3000reduces wrinkles and stimulates collagen production, the structural protein that is integral to skin health
- Orchistem restores elasticity and firmness with orchid stem cells
Teami Renew Vitamin C Eye Cream is also packed with other gentle plant extracts that slow aging. Every ingredient in our eye cream was handpicked for its ability to improve the appearance of your skin.
If you have made any of these eye cream mistakes, it is never too late to hit the brakes and start practicing healthy skin habits! You can start by adding Renew Vitamin C Eye Cream to your skincare routine and taking care to apply it carefully twice daily.
Adi Arezzini | @adiarezzini
Co-Founder + CEO, Teami Blends
Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach
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