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Mastering the Do’s and Don’t While Using an Under Eye Cream

“Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal.” — Samuel Richardson

Under-eye creams and their significance in skin care are currently a huge trend. Eye creams are the new craze, and no doubt they have amazed us with the results they give. But, to find that ‘PERFECT ONE’ is difficult not only in the case of your soulmate but also in the case of eye cream. And while you have succeeded in choosing the right one, applying it all nilly, willy may not fulfill your expectations.

What are we here for? Please sit back and relax while we take you through the do’s and don’ts of using an under eye cream. But before moving there, let’s first understand whether using an eye cream is the right choice for you?

Is Eye Glow Cream the Right Choice for You?

You should use an eye glow cream if you

  • have terrible raccoon eyes that won’t go away.
  • love late-night parties and binge-watching your favourite web series and, as a result, get trapped in the claws of puffy and tired eyes. 
  • wish to age gracefully like a queen (You should start using it in your 20s as it targets the signs of aging like crow’s feet and wrinkles).

Under eye cream is an excellent addition to your skincare routine if you wish to target all the under-eye issues.

Looking at the present scenario in the beauty industry, there’s a constant conflict going on between eye creams and eye serums. Hence, creating a mystery for individuals trying to find out a solution to their under eye issues. Also, the fact that there are millions of beauty products in the market, increases the confusion among people. Don’t worry; we have your back. Let’s solve the mystery and help you choose wisely!

Under Eye Cream vs. Serums vs. Moisturizers

Under Eye Cream



They have more oils as compared to serums and moisturisers.

Have less amount of oil.

Have less oil and are mostly creamy.

Lower content of watery substances.

High content of watery substances.

Are mostly gel or cream based and hence contain more watery substances.

Most under eye creams provide more moisturization, thus keeping the skin around the eyes more hydrated and airbrushed.

Eye serums are concentrated with bio-actives that are meant to get fully absorbed by the skin.

The goal of a moisturiser is to stop water from evaporating from the stratum corneum, the top layer of skin.

Under Eye creams are formulated with thicker ingredients to create a moisture barrier on the skin.

Eye serums contain lighter ingredients, hence can be applied easily and smoothly.

Moisturisers contain heavier ingredients that create a barrier block on the skin. But it doesn’t serve the purpose while applied under the eye area due to the fragility of the skin in that area.

The selection of eye cream depends on the skin type, whether your skin is dry, oily or normal.

Eye serums are meant for all skin types.

Selection depends on the basis of weather. Gel moisturisers are used in summer whereas cream based moisturisers are used in winters.

Eye creams are affordable but need to be applied in larger amounts as most of the part comes from fillers and fat molecules. 

Eye serums are pricey as they are enhanced with collagen-rich proteins and nutrients that penetrate deep into the skin

The price depends on the brand and type of product you select.

We have clarified how eye creams and serums work on your under-eye area. It clears our clouds of doubt that eye creams are more reliable and pocket friendly as compared to expensive eye serums.

Now coming to the question, what are the do’s and don'ts while applying an under-eye cream? Tapping, dabbing, and massaging are the different techniques people follow for using an under-eye cream.

This gets us to the question: “is there any objectively effective method of applying an under-eye cream?” Well, the answer is there's no perfect method. The only thing to keep in mind is to be gentle with your area. Imagine your face is a designer silk wedding saree made for your perfect day.

To get a deeper understanding of this. Scroll down!

Do’s Of Using an Under Eye Cream

Whether you’re an eye cream novice or an early adopter, there’s a chance you could be using this crucial skincare product incorrectly. Find out below how to properly use eye treatments and how to apply them to get the most out of this essential part of your skincare routine. 

  • Dab- Dab

The area under your eyes deserves that extra pampered touch. Apply your eye cream in the dabbing motion or gently sweeping strokes.

  • Put a Ring On It

Avoid making the newbie error of choosing any finger to massage your under-eye area. The ring finger is the gentlest of them all and applies minimal pressure, thus being idle for massaging the area.

  • Go Above and Beyond

We understand that your main focus is to target your under-eye issues. But don’t neglect the area around your eyebrow and lids. Make sure to cover these two areas as well to prevent wrinkles and sagging.

  • Allow it Some ‘Cream time’

Pampering your skin before makeup makes it look so much better. The same thing goes for your eyes too. Apply your eye cream before applying the concealer and give it some time to settle. That way, your concealer won’t cake up between your eye lines and will give you that perfect look.

  • Apply Twice a Day

Applying eye cream twice a day for 3-5 weeks consistently will give you the best results. Add it to your daily routine. Trust us, your skin will thank you!

These were the do’s to be followed while using an under-eye cream. Let’s move forward and understand the don’ts that need to be taken care of while using the product.

Don’ts While Using an Under Eye Cream

Not getting the desired results while using an eye glow cream for long? Well. you should know that to get the most out of your under-eye cream, the proper application technique will be helpful.

We have good news for you! By avoiding certain common application mistakes you can repair the damaged skin around your eyes. Let’s understand the mistakes and repair them.

  • Pulling is a Major No-No

Tugging or pulling the skin while applying the eye cream spoils the entire process altogether. Applying the eye cream in this manner will only increase fine lines and wrinkles. Instead, be very gentle with the area, like you are handling a delicate baby.

  • Consistency is the Key

If you are falling short on consistency, even the best eye creams are of no use to you. Ideally, an eye cream should be used twice every day for 3-5 weeks for best results. Also, it is better to be safe than sorry, so start using an eye cream in your 20s rather than using it later to wipe off the damage that has already been done.

  • Less is More

Applying more products will not cure the problems you face overnight. Over-application of the product can make the skin greasy and can irritate your under-eye area. Ideally, a pea size amount is enough for both of your eyes.

  • Say No to Applying it on Dry Skin

Just like body lotions, eye creams should also be applied on damp skin. This will create hydration and lock the moisture.

  • Hotch-Potch 

If you are not giving enough time for the product to be absorbed by your skin, then you are doing nothing but wasting it. So give your eye cream some time before applying any other product.

These were some of the do’s and don’ts you should follow religiously the next time you apply an under-eye cream.

Timri’s Under Eye Cream

Are you ready to harness all the goodness that eye cream offers? Here’s our favourite product Timri’s Under eye cream which is one of the best under eye cream for dark circles in India. It is infused with the goodness of coconut oil, rosemary, orange peel extract and cucumber. If you don’t have enough time to follow an early morning skincare routine, Timri’s under-eye cream can be your go-to product. Its rich formula brightens, hydrates and moisturises the skin. So say hello to the radiant eyes and goodbye to the shadowy eyes.

Key Takeaways

It is impossible to stop the natural process of ageing. But by using anti-aging products, you can slow the process down. Unfortunately, moisturisers and eye serums are scarcely a solution for your under-eye area's special needs. So, invest in eye cream and shoo away wrinkles, crow’s feet and dark circles.

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