One of the common things that skin care products warn you about is to avoid application on the eye area. But still, I know women who just cant resist slathering the products all over.. and that means every inch of their face.

And if reading this makes you feel like a culprit… don’t pause. Just read on…

The skin around your eye area is extremely thin and fragile. Yeah… It’s thin enough to allow seepage of skin care products into your eyes. This is why you need to take extra care when you choose a skincare product for this area. Unless you are using a dedicated eye care product, make sure you don’t let any other products, be it toners, serums or even moisturizers to seep in.

Vitamin C serums, when used around the eye area are known to cause reddening for some people. Another dangerous ingredient is Retin-A. It can lead to serious side effects like flaking and peeling.
Therefore, avoid all sorts’ creamy and oily products.

Also, you must have noticed how women strategically leave their eye areas while applying face masks. This is because most of them tend to be too concentrated in terms of the ingredient mix and can be dangerous for the eye contours. Also, don’t exfoliate around your eyes lest you want to speed up premature wrinkles.

In addition to all this, make sure you check your own eye condition. If you have sensitive eyes, then avoid all skin care products that may potentially irritate your eyes due to seepage. Also, if you wear contact lenses, avoid skin care products that contain oil because oil not only sticks to the lens and causes blurred vision, but can also cause permanent staining.

By Marilynn Syrett