The Most Important Place To Use Eye Cream That You're Probably Missing

Skin care is perhaps the most important component of any beauty routine. Starting with a clean, well-moisturized, and properly nourished face will ensure that whatever products are layered on top of it, are applied the way they were intended. All skin types have different needs and finding the perfect order of products for your skincare routine can be tricky, but luckily, there are infinite resources available to help you determine what is best for your skin's needs.

Self explains that in order to create a routine that will yield the best results, you must first determine your unique skin type. Generally, those skin types are dry, oily, normal, and combination. Every skin type is different and will therefore have different needs. Beyond your skin type, it may also be helpful in determining how your skin reacts to certain products. For example, sensitive skin may require that you build your skincare routine based on different factors.

According to The Skincare Edit, regardless of skin type or composition, there are certain products that we can all collectively benefit from, and one of those products is a good eye cream.

Eye creams are formulated in a very specific way

The skin surrounding the eyes requires special attention for several reasons. Eye skin is different from the skin on other areas of your body in that it is much thinner and more prone to conditions like milia, according to Medical News Today. The skin around your eyes is also more reactive to products not specifically formulated for its unique needs.

In an interview with Well + Good, dermatologist Dr. Seemal Desai says, "Eye creams and eye serums definitely have a role in skin care." However, it's important to "formulate carefully." When choosing a product for your eye area, there are ingredients that should be avoided entirely. One of these ingredients is fragrance. According to Faces First Cosmetic Surgery, fragrance is an irritant and can potentially cause an allergic reaction.

On the other hand, there are many ingredients that are extremely beneficial for the eye area. Vitamins A and E, for example, are great as well as compounds like ceramides and peptides. All of these can have very positive impacts on this area of the face. Some creams even address concerns like dark circles and anti-aging.

Correct application is key

When it comes to eye products, it's not only formulation that is important but the method of application as well. According to Clearstem Skincare, there are a few things to remember when you're ready to apply your eye products.

Making sure your hands are clean is step one. Next up is grabbing a small, pea-sized amount of your highly concentrated product of choice. When it comes to eye products, they tend to be jam-packed with enriching ingredients, so a little goes a long way. To apply your eye products it's recommended that you use the ring finger on your non-dominant hand as it will ensure that you don't use too much force when applying your product. A gentle touch and proper application yield the best results.

Once you're ready, gently pat your product into your under-eye from the inner corner to the outer corner and for best results. Remember to work the remaining product all the way around to your brow bone. The skin surrounding the eye can be extremely delicate. Luckily, eye products are specifically formulated with this area of the face in mind, so while not all products are suitable for the lid of the eye, they are meant to be applied to the entirety of the perimeter and this includes the brow as well.

In an interview with Shape, dermatologist Dr. Kavita Mariwalla explains that the eye area "loses water faster than other areas on your face or body, making it more prone to dryness." So, be sure to really incorporate eye cream into your daily skincare routine.