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How to properly apply your eye contour?

How to properly apply your eye contour?

The importance of eye contour care is often underestimated. However, it is a significant ally for maintaining a rested and fresh appearance. It also specifically targets the appearance of dark circles, crow's feet, or bags around your eyes. How should it be applied? Here are the answers.

What is an eye contour treatment?

Thin and delicate, the eye contour requires specific care to address a range of issues unique to this sensitive facial area, from dark circles to fine lines and puffiness. As the name suggests, these uniquely formulated cosmetic products are applied to the skin surrounding the eyes. Unlike facial care products, those designed for the eye contour have been ophthalmologically tested on this area.

They are marketed in the form of gel, serum, or cream. This type of care is appreciated for its draining, soothing, moisturising, and anti-ageing properties. The application of an eye contour care is preferably done from the age of 25 or 30, even if no early signs appear. However, you can adopt a few habits that will give your gaze a youthful boost from the age of 19 - 20 years.

Eye contour care: how to choose?

Before choosing your eye care productfirst determine the concern you wish to address:

  • For hydration: The area around the eyes lacks sebaceous and sweat glands. Therefore, it does not have a hydrolipidic film to protect it from external aggressions and limit water loss. This characteristic makes it more susceptible to dehydration and the appearance of crow's feet (dehydration fine lines). To strengthen the skin and its protective barrier, rely on treatments formulated from nourishing ingredients such as macadamia oil or prickly pear oil, found in the eye contour serum and the eye contour cream, respectively.

  • For coloured under-eye circles:

    Coloured dark circles result either from the accumulation of deoxygenated blood around the eye contour (vascular/blue dark circles), or from poor drainage of melanin pigments (pigmented/brown dark circles). To combat the purplish appearance of dark circles, opt for draining actives that improve local microcirculation such as caffeine. Conversely, to reduce the appearance of brown dark circles, turn to a treatment containing an ingredient with depigmenting properties like niacinamide. Our eye serum is capable of treating these two types of dark circles.

  • For under-eye bags:

    There are two types of under-eye bags: adipose bags caused by an accumulation of fat, and aqueous bags caused by fluid retention under the eyes, creating a swollen effect. Therefore, if this type of bag forms under your eyes, use a treatment concentrated in ingredients with decongestant virtues to fade them. Our dark circles and bags cream precisely meets this criterion with the presence of cornflower hydrosol in its formulation.

  • For fine lines:

    The eye contour is the facial area where the signs of ageing first appear. Facial expressions, smiling, blinking... these movements contribute to the formation of fine lines in the outer corner of the eye. Similarly, the slowdown in collagen and elastin production over time leads to a loss of skin firmness (sagging skin) and the appearance of deeper wrinkles. Therefore, prioritise a treatment rich in anti-ageing ingredients, such as our eye contour serum or our eye contour cream. These two products are concentrated in coenzyme Q10. This component helps to firm the skin around the eyes and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

How to apply an eye contour treatment?

To achieve a satisfactory result, it is not enough to simply choose a skincare product with the best ingredients, but also to know the correct techniques for applying it and the appropriate dosage to use:

  1. Take aquantity equivalent to the size of a grain of rice of eye contour care on your index finger;

  2. Distribute the substance in small dabs around the orbital bone located beneath the eye, as well as on the area between the eyebrow and the upper mobile eyelid. However, avoid applying it too close to the lashes, as it could get into the eye, potentially leading to ocular irritation;

  3. Then proceed to apply gentle, regular pressures (tapping) on the area where the product has been applied with the tip of your index finger, from the inner corner of the eye towards the outer corner, in order to stimulate blood microcirculation;

  4. Run the tip of your finger along the formed line (smoothing movements), starting from the inner corner and moving upwards towards the temples. This helps to spread the product, allowing it to penetrate and stimulate lymphatic circulation.

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