If you are using a good eye cream in an effort to keep crows feet at bay, good for you! But it's just as important to know how to actually care for the eye area too. Believe it or not, there is a proper way to apply eye products— and doing it wrong can cause premature wrinkles. Yes, really.
If you are rubbing and pulling on the delicate skin around your eyes while putting on your makeup, you could be causing your eyelids to lose elasticity and become more wrinkled. The skin there is much finer and thinner than the rest of the face, so tugging, even slightly, can really break down the collagen. The solution? Treat the eye area the same way you would treat silk, very gently.
Here are the three most common wrinkle-causing errors skin care professional see women consistently make:
1. Being Too Rough When Removing Eye Makeup
This is probably the most common offender, but there is no need to rub hard when removing eye makeup. If you feel it is necessary to rub - it may be time to find a new remover.
2. Pulling Lids Too Taut When Applying Eyeliner
Yikes. There is no need to pull on your lid to apply eyeliner these days. Use a liquid or gel liner that easily glide onto your lid.
3. Applying Eye Cream Too Aggressively
We totally understand that you are in a hurry, but please, be gentle when applying your eye cream. Lightly tap the cream around your eye with your ring finger and then gently rub in.
We hope this helps!