Everything You need to know about eye cream and your under eye skin

Everything You need to know about eye cream and your under eye skin

The skin under your eyes is the thinnest part in your body.  It’s highly important that we will take good care of it (and ourselves) in order to avoid looking tired and worn out and keep the youthful skin looking. As if you’re just woken up from your beauty sleep.

There are endless questions on this topic so I will try to answer some of them. If you have more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@herbalinkskincare.com and your question will be answered as soon as possible. 



Let’s dig into some common questions:



  • When should you apply eye cream, before or after the moisturizer? 

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to how to layer our skincare. Do you start from eye cream? Or maybe is the moisturizer who should come first? The answer is actually very simple. You layer from thin trough thick. If your eye cream is heavier than your moisturizer, it should come after. If it is thinner, it should come before.

  •  Should you apply the eye cream on dry or damp skin? 

one of the most common mistakes is applying face creams on dry skin. In order to get the most out of the eye cream, you should apply it while your face is still damp. Doing it will help to lock in hydration for the most effectiveness.

  • How much should you use? 

A little goes a long way. A dime-sized amount will be more than enough. Using too much of an eye cream will actually get you the opposite results. The under eye skin is the thinnest skin on our body and you don’t want to go heavy on it. It can cause puffiness and under eye bags. So using a dime-sized amount will benefit your under eyes skin and be cost effective.

  • should I put eye cream on my eyelids? 

Absolutely no. Getting too close to the eye area can result in eye irritations, red eyes (if the cream gets into your eyes) and burn sensation. If you need to moisturize or heal your eyelid area, look for product that are suitable for your eyelids (we have the Magic Healing Cream and the under-eye balm that would be perfect for it

  • When would be the best time to start using eye creams?

If you ask yourself this question it’s probably the time to start. You should start wearing eye creams before the wrinkles around your eyes have started to show. The purpose of wearing eye cream is to keep the skin nourished and hydrated and this will prevent the wrinkles from showing. But if you already have some wrinkles it would probably won’t reverse them but will help prevent the formation of new ones. 



Tips for reducing under eye puffiness and dark circles:


  • put your eye cream in the refrigerator and use it cold. The cold cream will make the blood vessels shrink and you will look less swollen. 
  • Have enough sleep. When you don't get enough restorative sleep at night, your blood vessels dilate. The dark color caused by the increased volume of blood is more noticeable here. In other words, sleep deprivation causes
  • Stay hydrated. Dehydration is a common cause of dark circles under your eyes. When your body is not receiving the proper amount of water, the skin beneath your eyes starts to look dull. The body responds by retaining water, leading to puffiness, and under-eye bags
  • Don't use retinol products around your eyes. Retinol is known for thinning the skin. If you use retinol on your under eye skin it will get so thin that your blood vessels will be shown and it will be unreversed.  
  • Balance your nutritional deficiencies. Vitamin deficiency, like Iron for example, can cause the dark circles under your eyes due to lack of efficient blood flow. 


So as you can see, lifestyle has lots of impact on our skin's health and if you'd tried it all and nothing worked, check your gut... sometimes bad bacteria is causing us skin (and mood) issues and it's always worth checking it out. 


I hope you enjoys the article, for any other questions you might have, please let us know (info@herbalinkskincare.com) and we will be here to answer.


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