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You probably already know this, but just to remind you again, the skin around your eyes is the thinnest on your entire body, making it the most sensitive too. Hence, it’s more prone to dryness, puffiness, and sun damage than the skin on the rest of your face. So, it comes as no surprise that signs of ageing often appear first in your eye area. If you want to slow down the ageing process of the skin around the eyes, it’s high time to take good care of your skin and change some of your bad beauty habits.

To give you a better idea of what these bad habits could be, we’re here to talk about the relation of your eyes to ageing as we list down five skincare mistakes to avoid in your daily routine. Read carefully because these habits contribute to how quickly your eye area shows signs of ageing.

1. Not Wearing Sunglasses

Constant exposure to UV rays is not only dangerous for your skin but also for your eyes. It can damage your eyelids and prematurely age the skin around your eyes. To limit sun exposure and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, don’t forget to put on your sunglasses when stepping outside. It’s fun, it’s stylish, it protects your eyes and skin, what’s not to love about sunnies, right? 

2. Rubbing the Eye Area

Since the skin around the eyes is very delicate, excessive rubbing can cause damage to your eyes and cause skin issues around them. Avoid tugging, rubbing, or scrubbing your eye area. For itch, gently pat. And when removing makeup, lightly wipe and choose a gentle yet effective cleanser that can easily melt away the makeup. 

3. Not Using an Eye Cream

The best anti-ageing skincare routines always include eye creams. Facial moisturisers are not enough. Some facial moisturisers contain ingredients that may be a little harsh on your delicate eye area. They may also not provide enough moisture for the skin around your eyes, so the best way to care for your eye area is to use eye creams.

Eye Cream 15gm image by Mayerling Skincare

Eye creams are formulated specifically for your sensitive eye area. They are full of active ingredients that will help moisturise your skin and target the problems you see around your eyes. Choose something that is excellently formulated like the Mayerling Eye Cream. Blending the best anti-ageing ingredients like bearberry extract, retinyl palmitate, glycolic acid, and antioxidant vitamins, it’s made to pamper the sensitive skin around your eyes. It helps diminish puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles without irritating your skin.

4. Choosing the Wrong Eye Cream

Okay, so you are in fact using an eye cream. But is it the right one? Nowadays, eye creams do more than just moisturise the skin. They can help address common eye area issues, including puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles. To determine the most suitable eye cream, find products with ingredients that’ll target your specific under-eye concern.

5. Applying the Eye Cream in a Wrong Way

After picking the right eye cream, your next goal is to make sure you are administering it the right way, because, of course it matters. Proper application of eye cream can help you reap the wonderful benefits of this skin care must-have. It will allow the product to better penetrate your skin and work its magic on your eye area.


For optimal results, apply a pea-sized amount of eye cream from the inner corner of your eye area to your brow bones. It’s also crucial to use your ring finger because it has just the right pressure. Next, gently pat the product on your skin without getting too close to your eyes. Before applying makeup or other skincare products, you must first ensure that the eye cream is fully absorbed by the skin. 

Take Better Care of Your Eye Area Today

Being uniquely thin and sensitive, the skin around your eyes requires particular care and attention. If you truly want to reduce premature ageing of the skin around your eyes, make an extra effort to take care of it through best practices. With these steps, along with incorporating effective eye creams in your anti-ageing skincare routine today, you would be well on your way to having your most radiant and healthiest skin!