Let your eyes shine by mastering the art of eye care
Nowadays, as everyone dons face masks and relies heavily on eye contact, our eyes have become the most prominent feature on our faces. And our eyes tell a story – from the look in our eyes to the expression lines around our eye contours, which can reveal our fatigue and age.
It is said that the eyes are the “mirror of the soul”. But are you caring for your eyes enough? Here are 5 common mistakes when it comes to eye care, and tips on getting around them.
#1 Using too much product
A common mistake is not knowing how much to use. Our eyes only take up a small area on our face, and a pea-sized amount is sufficient for both eyes.
Using too much product can cause unwanted milia seeds as the skin around our eyes is delicate and thinner than the rest of our face – milia seeds are commonly caused by a buildup of trapped keratin beneath the skin’s surface, which can be due to congestions caused by creams that are too rich or heavy around the eyes.
#2 Applying too fast
Many of us rush through our skincare routine, and this translates into a lack of time for the products to be fully absorbed into the skin. Allow your eye cream to settle before moving onto makeup, and you’ll notice that your makeup will be longer-lasting throughout the day, and will not crease or sink into the lines around your eyes.
#3 Skipping it in the morning
Many of us tend to be in a rush in the morning, and may even skip skincare steps. Eye care is usually the oft-neglected step, but did you know, the skin around the eyes is most vulnerable to environmental stressors? Don’t forget to protect your eyes with an eye cream in the day too.
#4 Not using it preventatively
Yet another mistake we commonly make is to only start using eye cream when our skin begins to show signs of ageing. Prevention is always better than cure, and that applies to our skin and eye care too! Use eye cream as a preventative measure to prevent lines from forming, and your eye contours from sagging.
#5 Applying with too much force
We can’t stress this enough! The skin around the eyes is 4 times more delicate than the rest of your face, and applying too much force can injure the skin. Use your fourth finger for a lighter application and to prevent friction/tugging on the skin.
Alternatively, you can use ést.lab’s OptimaLift A+ Intelligent Eye Revitaliser as an applicator, which also aids to increase the absorption of your skincare! This tri-action device consists of red light therapy, sonic micro-vibrations and heat compress to soothe tired eyes, reduce the appearance of dark eye circles and puffiness, and reduce signs of ageing!
Show your eyes the love it deserves
ést.lab offers a wide range of eye care products in the OptimaLift A+ range to cater to every eye concern!
The OptimaLift A+ Eye Repair Capsules is a dual-action serum, a first-of-its-kind in the market with 2 high-performance ingredients: 10% Argireline, which acts in a similar effect to Botox to lift the eye contours and reduce fine lines, and 10% Matrixyl that helps to reduce the appearance of puffiness.
To diminish dark eye circles and eye bags, try the OptimaLift A+ Multi-Repair Eye Essence, which has a minty-finish that instantly refreshes the eyes, and reduces fatigue. This is a great choice of lightweight eye cream for use in the morning to hide the fact that you’ve been pulling all-nighters!
Crow’s feet taking up residence around your eye contours? The OptimaLift A+ Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream is your go-to! This eye cream provides you with a lifting and firming effect to smoothen fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful-looking appearance!
Indulge in a weekly mask with the OptimaLift A+ Eye Contour Mask. This new and improved eye mask is soaked in an all-in-one powerful eye care solution that will, in 28 days, with daily diligent care:
- De-puff eye bags, reducing their volume by 28%
- Reduce dark circles by 40%
- Improve fine lines and wrinkles depth by 38%
- Lift eyelids by 5%
Definitely an eye saviour in just 15 minutes!
Make the most out of your eye care by avoiding the mistakes listed above, and selecting eye products that are specially tailored to your needs.
In Good Hands,