A woman applying eye cream
The Right Way To Apply Your Eye Cream
The skin around the eyes is delicate and fragile, which is why it's best practice to be gentle when applying eye cream. Experts recommend that you apply it with your ring finger.
This is because the ring finger is the weakest and naturally applies the least pressure. You will only need a pea-sized amount of product for both eyes.
Start by applying the eye cream in the inner corner of your eye and work your way out to the outer corner, near your temple. Then, work your way back toward the inner corner.
Use light, gentle tapping motions so that your skin absorbs the product, and you stimulate circulation. Avoid tugging the skin or rubbing in the product.
If your eye cream gives the okay to apply to the eyelids and brow bone, do so by gently patting a small amount onto each eyelid. If not, avoid applying anything to that area.
Dermatologist Dr. Muneeb Shah, M.D. told Bustle that eye cream should be applied after you’ve cleansed and toned, but before you moisturize your face.