5 tips for using eye cream the right way

If you read our Skin Journal you would know that we am weary of many eye creams on the market because if you look on the back of a lot of them - it is basically a diluted moisturiser.

However, some eye creams are a different story!  We believe in a minimalist simple skincare approach with anti-ageing powerhouses so we only use something that actually does work for your skin! Because of this belief, we only recommend my clients to invest in an eye cream with amazing active ingredients so we worked hard to create our Eternal Supercharged Eye Cream.

The eye region is one of the first regions to show signs of skin damage and ageing. Because of this, eye rejuvenation is sought more frequently and at a younger age than other treatments. As a result, it is important for you to learn how to use your eye cream in the way that maximizes your results. 

Tip #1: Invest in an eye cream that is specifically formulated for the eyes.

We have criticised many eye creams in the past because many of them are moisturisers which are diluted. However, if you are looking for anti-ageing benefits, our eye cream is specifically formulated for anti-ageing with active ingredients that work to slow down the ageing process. Our Eternal Supercharged Eye Cream contains Vitamin A & E, caffeine, Algae extract, Acetyl hexapeptide-3, Dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline and Hydrolysed Wheat Protein - all of which target puffiness, fine lines, and dark circle to help you achieve brighter, youthful, beautiful eyes.

Tip #2: Use it morning and night.

Use it during the day - it plumps and hydrates the eye region before putting on your sunscreen and makeup which gives you a hydrated, smooth base. It is also awesome to use at night to help put your skin into ‘repair mode’ during the evening so you wake up with hydrated eyes. 

Tip #3: Don’t just put it on your eyelids.

Apply it to the whole peri-orbital region, that is the region around your eyes including below your eyes and on even on your brow bone as well. Most people under-apply eye cream to an area that does not encompass the whole eye region. I love to apply the Eternal Supercharged Eye Cream around the entire eye region in order to slow down ageing in the entire region. 

Tip #4: Layer serums underneath your eye cream.

Since developing the Eternal Supercharged Eye Cream I am confident that people can use this alone to address ageing in the eye region, however, if you apply serums in this area (you definitely can!) then layer these below the eye cream.If you use our Vitamin C 20% Serum or our Retinol Ageless Serum around the eye region then layer them below the eye cream. 

Tip #4: Face first, then eyes, then moisturiser.

When doing your skincare routine it is best to do cleansing and apply serums before you moisturise. For example, at night I double cleanse, apply Retinol Ageless Serum then apply the  Eternal Supercharged Eye Cream around the eye region. Then I apply our Micro-sculpting Moisturiser

Tip #5: Be gentle!

The skin itself is very thin in the eye region so it is important to be very gentle. Use your ring finger and apply light pressure!

A bonus tip is to wear big sunglasses! These can protect your eyes from sun damage which rapidly accelerates the ageing process. Invest in some gorgeous show-stopping glasses that keep you in-style while keeping your eye region protected from harmful UV rays.

Stick to your skin care routine, indulge in self-care and make sure you look after your eye region!

Love the Patara Skin Team x

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