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09-10-2007
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How to apply eye-cream
I'm curious what is the right way to apply eye cream? Do I have to put it on my eye-lids and on under eye-lids (under lashes)? Or just on skin that surrounds eyes?

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11-10-2007
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I got a e-mail from Anna Hellqvist the founder of TVÅL she has a doctoral dissertation in biology so she should this. She wrote to me that she mostly apply under the eyes, the corners of the eyes and under the eyebrows. But sometimes the applies a little bit on the eyelid too. It doesn't feel like it much needed threre.
I hope this helped you.

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15-10-2007
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Thank ur for ur reply, it's very useful for me!
do u have to apply eye cream under eyes under lashes or just the skin around eyes?

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17-10-2007
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I pat it on with my pinkie finger under the eyes and in the corners. I usually massage vitamin E oil onto my eyelashes and then pat what's left onto my eyelids to moisturize the skin there.

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17-10-2007
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I've heard that cream should be applied with the ring finger because it's the weakest finger ... it won't stress the skin.

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17-10-2007
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If I were you I would apply eye cream on the entire eye area. Under my eyes,on the eyelids,under the eyebrows and in the corners of my eyes. I'm not sure if that is the best way to do but that is what I think anyway.
I found this on the Beauty Tips section on http://www.principessabeauty.com
"#6 When applying cream or concealer to the delicate eye area, always use your ring or pinky finger as these fingers are weaker and more gentle. Never tug or rub!! Always pat gently."

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18-10-2007
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thank u all for ur replies
I'm defiately gonna use ur advice!

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18-10-2007
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I have read that many women get bags under their eyes after years of applying too much eye cream. This is because the skin around your eyes has no open pores. I guess you just keep absorbing small amounts that can't go anywhere.

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23-10-2007
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^I don't believe this, sounds like faux science.

Things absorbed thro the skin don't just sit there; they are absorbed by tissue and end up eventually in body's fluids and bloodstream. With the amount of makeup, foundation, sunscreen, creams and medications we put on our face daily we would look like we had elephantiasis of the face if this theory were true.

Bags under the eyes are caused by aging-->loss of collagen/elasticity of the skin, sun exposure, genetics, and gravity. 'Puffy eyes' are due to lessening of circulation of fluids, and they 'pool' in certain areas. Just like after that bad night of drinking you wake up with puffy eyes which dissipates in a few hours.

I don't believe there are such things as 'closed pores'. Thats an oxymoron isn't it? You have pores all over your body including around your eyes, that's why some people get pimples and milia there.

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23-10-2007
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I didn't mention there was any proof. Nothing about my post was factually proven or backed up, so I didn't think anyone would take it more seriously than anything else on the internet.


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Things absorbed thro the skin don't just sit there
No, they don't. But the idea is that the cream doesn't fully absorb. Over time these small amounts accumulate.


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I don't believe there are such things as 'closed pores'. Thats an oxymoron isn't it? You have pores all over your body including around your eyes, that's why some people get pimples and milia there.
I don't know what there is to 'believe' about it. It's just a description of how pores work. And it is not an oxymoron. Closed pores does not mean no pores.

Also, as a long-time sufferer of acne, I have never seen myself or anyone else with a pimple on the eye area. Maybe you're confusing pimples with styes. There could be some freak out there gets pimples on their eyes, but it's not the norm.


Anyway, I have some quotes. From the book Vogue Make-Up by Juliet Cohen.

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The skin around the eyes does not contain open pores. It has very little adipose tissue, and should therefore be protected. - Eve Lom, Skincare expert

I would have liked to have found the exact article I read on over-applying eye-cream, but this is something similar.

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The area round the eyes is the first to show fine lines and wrinkles, so the temptation to overdo eye cream is enormous. But less is more when it comes to eye care. One Harley Street surgeon insists that most of his patients who have come to him wanting blepharoplasty (eye-job) operations have created their under-eye bags by using so much eye gel that it has not been fully absorbed. Rather than risk accumulating eye gel in your sockets, stick with a light cream product and use it sparingly, just dotted around the orbital bone.

I don't care if it's true or not. There are other reasons not to over-do eye cream.

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23-10-2007
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You can get blemishes/pimples in and around (that's what I said exactly) the eye area. Most common are milia which look like small whiteheads, as well as cystic acne etc. Skin is skin. Although I disagree w/ you due to my own skincare experience about this, if you've never had nor seen someone with a pimple/zit in around the eye area than you're lucky. I won't make anyone over pics of people's zits or milia.

And I know what styes are, that wasn't what I was referring to.

I wouldn't trust something that Vogue magazine wrote as gospel about skin care especially when its about makeup and not your skin.

Eve Lom as far as I know is a facialist and not a medical doctor.

Anecdotal 'evidence' to me from this book isn't really reliable either.

But yes to each their own opinion.


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I have been told by a beauty therapist the way to apply eye cream is to start at the corner of the eye and lightly pat the cream under the eye and over the lid and go around the eye that way, so ever since tats the way i tend to apply eye creams.

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Gently pat with the ring finger (absolutely correct what WheresMyUmbrella wrote) starting at the outer temple area and moving over the orbital bone and up along the upper lid along the eye socket. You dont usually need to apply it to your lids but I do. Skin is thinnest on your eyelids, so avoid tugging or dragging the cream. When applying underneath never go above the orbital bone or apply it right under the lash line...that will eventually move up and can get into your eye and cause irritation.

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^ that is how I do it.

Take a small amount of product. I massage it between my two ring fingers. I start at the outer corner of my eyes and then tap under my eye to the bridge of the nose, and then up around the eye brow bone.

Its great to put it on your lid now because it will help prevent the crepiness that happens on lids in old age.

If its a cream, you want to apply it around the orbital bone around the eye. Usually the cream will creep up. If its a serum like eye cream you can get closer to the eye as those dont seem to travel as much.

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