After you’ve looked through all the reviews of eye serums I’ve provided on this page and chosen the right skin care product for you, it’s time to add it to your routine. While it may seem intuitive, there’s a number of things you should keep in mind in order to get the most out of your product. Failing to properly apply it will lead to less than expected results and could also cause adverse side effects to the sensitive skin around the eye area. Without the proper application, your time and money is wasted and your results will not be what you were hoping for.
What is Eye Serum?
First it’s important to understand what an eye serum is. An eye serum is formulated to target the problems around the eye area including wrinkles and fine lines, dark circles or bags under the eyes, and overall puffiness and inflammation that makes you look older. These products contain anti-aging ingredients such as resveratrol, argirelene and other powerful compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as well as boost collagen production, all which restore your skin to a more youthful appearance.
How NOT to Apply an Eye Serum
While it may seem like there’s no “wrong way” to do it, there a few things that you should steer clear of when applying an eye serum. First of all, never get the product directly in your eye or you could get irritation or burning, as this product is meant to be for the skin and not in the body. Also, be sure to never stretch or pull the skin around the eye, as this skin is already sensitive and thin. Pulling the skin can lead it becoming even weaker and more susceptible to sagging skin with wrinkles and creases. Lastly, be careful to not apply too much of the product. A little dab is all that is needed to cover this area. Applying too much of an eye serum can lead to clogged pores which then can become acne and other unsightly skin irritations.
How to Apply an Eye Serum
Be sure to wash your hands before starting the routine, as your fingers come in contact with so much dirt through the day, you don’t want that getting into the skin on your face. The next thing you will want to do is to make sure everything is clean. Wash your face with an exfoliator and follow it up with a cleanser to give your skin a deep clean to allow the product to penetrate into the skin’s layers, where it does its most work.
Apply a small dab of product onto your finger, remembering not to use too much. The best eye serums come in syringes dispensers that make it easy to get just the right amount. Rub the eye serum around the eye area (outer eye and under eye) and sweep the product across the skin. Do not rub too aggressively, allow the product to be absorbed without too much pressure.
For best results, apply the product twice per day, once in the morning and once at night as part of your regular skin care routine. Repeated use after one or two months will lead to the best results.