In our day and age, no one is getting surprised by people’s 10-step skincare routines. Ever since K-Beauty trend started having a massive following, our bathroom shelves expanded drastically and the amount of time required to get ready for bed doubled (if not tripled) over the past decade or so.
Let me ruin it for you, dear readers, if I say that I just found one new way to make your skincare routine even longer (and, of course, more effective!). These days, I’ve been all about layering my eye treatments. And should I say, it happened to be not only my favorite ritual but also one of the most effective treatments I’ve tried lately.
I came out with this idea at the Elemis launch party where the brand’s representative was talking about different eye cream textures. I did my research, talked with a few people in the industry, and the concept of eye cream layering was born (or, maybe it was around all that time and I just never heard of it before?).
What Is Eye Cream Layering
Basically, I started applying a lighter eye cream (like eye serum or eye gel) first and then finish it with a thicker eye cream. That way, I allow all the ingredients in an eye serum absorb into my skin and then “seal” it with an eye cream.
I’ve been using this strategy for a few weeks at nighttime and I’m absolutely loving the results. I don’t think this technique will work in the morning as there will be too many layers involved to get your concealer and foundation look good. But at night – why not?
My Favorite Eye Cream Layering Combinations
As I mentioned before, it’s crucial to start your 2-step eye care routine with the lightweight formula like an eye serum. Some of my favorite products to use during the first step in my eye care routine are Fresh Beauty Black Tea Firming Eye Serum and Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix. These products quickly absorb into my skin and create a perfect canvas for the thicker eye cream that comes next.
To finish the routine, I truly loved Skin Medica TNS Eye Repair Cream, Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb and Fresh Beauty Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream as these are thicker in consistency and seem to “seal” the moisture perfectly. Please keep in mind though that for both layers you need the minimal amount of a product as you don’t want to overtreat a sensitive around the eye area. When it comes to the amount of product to use, all you need is a pea size drop for both eyes – no more than that!
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I’m curious to hear what you think about my new eye care routine? Is it excessive or it’s totally fine? Have you experimented with a 2-step eyecare routine before? If so, please share your thoughts and results with the Style Sprinter community in the comments.