Some of you know that I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect eye cream or eye patches to combat these dark circles and puffiness. They sprouted up when I lost weight. *sigh* Not happy about it but here we are. Since I am suffering, I thought it would be great to share some insights from a professional on the subject on some of the biggest myths on using an eye cream, serum or eye patch.
By now, we all know that eye cream is important, and should be part of our daily skin care routine. But there are still many myths and rules that need to be broken when it comes to application. Below, Danné Montague-King, author, botanical chemist, and founder of DMK Skincare, share the biggest misconceptions when it comes to eye creams and serums.
Myth: Eye cream or serum is best kept in the fridge
This couldn’t be further from the truth. First, the colder temperature does not prolong your product’s shelf life. Two, your body is naturally 98.6 degrees. When you place your cold cream onto the skin, your body will immediately warm it up. If you want to address swelling, instead use a cold compress that is meant to be put in cold and will maintain its cold temperature even after placed into your warmed body.
Not going to lie. I REALLY want one of these cute beauty fridges so I was happy to hear I didn’t actually NEED one. Now, I find I need a cold compress to address the puffiness.
Myth: Dark circles are a sign you’re tired
Let’s talk about what causes the darkness around your eyes. It’s your blood and bodily fluids that aren’t circulating efficiently. While lack of sleep can cause that fluid to build up more making your eyes look puffy, it’s not the only issue. Many times, it could be your body telling you that you’re extremely fatigued, lack iron, or simply not getting enough oxygen. A solution, see an esthetician for an Enzyme & Oxygen therapy to help boost your circulation and release those dark tissues and blood vessels.
Myth: Be gentle, the skin around your eyes is the most sensitive
Actually, it’s the opposite. The skin around your eyes is stronger and more pliable, meaning it stretches. You don’t need any tools or tricks to apply your cream. Your fingers work best. Just make sure those fingers are clean before Applying anything to your face. Instead of focusing on the type of pressure you’re applying, focus on an even application.
Myth: Start a good eye regimen and use an eye cream in your 30s.
Skincare has no age. The goal of a proper skin care routine is to preserve the skin you want. So, if you love your skin in your 20s, start, then, if you start to notice fine lines when you’re 18 start then. Or if you’re in your 40s and never thought about eye care, start now. It’s never too late to start a healthy journey with your skin.
Myth: Apply eye cream only at night.
Your skin has different needs. In the morning, you need to protect. At night, rebuild. So in the morning, you’ll want to use an eye cream that has SPF to protect you from the harmful rays that are also the leading cause of premature aging.
I address my skincare during the day and night and love this tip. The sun, especially here in Colorado, is intense and damaging to my skin so this tip makes a lot of sense.
These myths being explained should help every woman who is concerned about her eyes and how to properly care for the skin around them. I know you will gain a better perspective on your decision on what type of eye cream or eye patch you buy, how to store it and use it.