HERE IS HOW TO AVOID THEM
Rubbing and pulling on the delicate skin around your eyes causes eyelids to lose elasticity and become more wrinkled," says New York City dermatologist Jessica Weiser, M.D. because skin here is much finer than the rest of the face, so tugging can really damage collagen and break capillaries." The solution? Manage the area gently—treat it like silk..
Below, are the three most common wrinkle-causing errors derms see women consistently make. Read on, and add these methods to your routine, asap.
Mistake #1: Pulling your eyelid too taught when applying eyeliner
Dr. Weiser recommends "gently stretching the skin taut from the corner of the outer eyelid," and instead of tugging at the eyelid to get rid of any mistakes , she suggests removing smudges with a cotton swab. For tug-free eyeliner application, consider investing in liquid liners that glide on more easily (try Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner), or gel liners that don't create as much drag as other liners ( Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliners, which glide on like butter).
Mistake #2: Tugging at your eyes to remove makeup
When it comes to taking off your makeup, patience is your best friend. Dr. Denese Omega 3 Cleansing Balm melts away even the toughest water resistant mascara, eye liner or eye shadow almost instantly. I (Dr Denese) sometimes use my Hydroshield Serum around the eyes as a make up remover and wipe it off with a tissue . I caution against becoming too attached to makeup remover wipes, which encourage tugging, and can also contain skin-drying alcohols and preservatives to keep them fresh.
When it comes to applying eye cream, having a gentle touch is key. Eye cream should be applied in a light tapping motion (with the ring finger, which applies the least pressure to the skin) starting at the inner corner of the lower eyelid and extending to the outer corner. If the cream has not fully absorbed into the skin, follow up with a gentle patting motion with your ring finger to allow the cream to penetrate more deeply into the skin.
Bonus: Applying light pressure on the corner of your eyes with your ring finger after applying cream will tone and reinforce eye muscles.
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