Editor’s Note: Estheticians and beauty-gurus suggest establishing a skincare routine early in life to keep it healthy for a long time. Eye cream is, often, a much ignored important part of that routine. If you’re like many people, you’ve tried some eye products that just weren’t quite the right type for your skin. Don’t throw them out! Mariyam Abid, our guest poster and beauty blogger at The Beautyholic has 4 Brilliant Uses of Eye Cream (Other than Your Eyes) that you haven’t tried yet. These will help you to reduce waste and use your discarded eye creams in new ways.
When To Start?
You can start using an eye cream early, especially when you are in your mid-twenties, and it will only benefit you in the long run.
Typically, eye creams are made of a moisturizing formula that includes collagen, vitamin E, peptides, and retinol to keep the skin elastic, plump, and free of wrinkles. Not many know that apart from eyes, many other skin areas can benefit from using eye cream.
Here are some of the genius uses of eye cream:
1. Use Eye Cream as a Smooth Base Under Concealer:
It’s essential to moisturize the skin adequately when you’re wearing makeup. With a hydrated base, makeup sits nicely on the skin and lasts longer even when you’re not wearing an expensive primer. Applying the eye cream before putting on the concealer will make its texture smoother and creamier. Its extra-moisturizing effect under your concealer will also avoid creasing.
2. Hydrate Chapped Lips:
Hydrated lips are healthy lips — that’s why you need to keep them fresh and plump. Lips have thin skin than the rest of the body, so the moisture loses quickly. Waxy lip balms aren’t always hydrating. To lock in your lips’ moisture and heal them, use an eye cream to hydrate them as Vitamin E will protect them from harmful UV rays, which are dangerous for chapped lips.
3. Say Goodbye Frown Lines:
The primary reason many use eye creams is to help reduce fines lines and wrinkles under the eyes and make them smoother. In the same way, they can help minimize frown lines between your brow, aka angry-looking ’11’ lines. Fine lines are natural when you age as the skin reduces collagen production (that maintains skin elasticity). After you are done applying it to your under-eye area, dab some leftover cream on your frown lines as well.
4. Up Your Nail Care:
Irritated and dry cuticles can potentially make your hands look neglected and unappealing. This is why you should invest in a cuticle cream to keep them healthy. But if you do not happen to have it, you can also make-do with your eye cream. The eye cream serves the same purpose as a cuticle cream – it makes them shinier and stronger, taking your hands up a notch.
The Bottom Line:
In a nutshell, these are just some things you can do with eye cream. But if you want to make the most of your eye cream without considering any of these amusing uses, here is the best way to apply eye cream (to your eyes).
Use just a little product and apply dots with your finger and gently massage it in. Make sure to do it in an upward motion to avoid dragging your skin down. You should apply the cream to clean skin after using your toner and serum.
Good skin care requires you to understand your skin well. It is all about trying products and using them if your skin takes it well. Once you’ve developed a routine that suits your skin, you will start to see the results with healthy, glowing skin.
It’s the same with eye cream, you have to research and try different products to find your perfect match. However, no cream can entirely lift fine lines because aging is a natural process. (Editor’s note: keep your expectations reasonable. No product will turn back the clock from 40 to 15)!
Take pride in growing up and having lived without letting beauty standards shame you for it. However, use skin care products to take care of yourself and give yourself some well-deserved self-care time. That is something that every queen like you needs!
Guest Poster Bio:
Mariyam Abid is a beauty blogger at The Beautyholic, where she writes on skincare, makeup, and wellness. When she’s not writing, you can find her playing with her kitty, Rumi, and going for nature walks.