Which Finger is Best for Applying Eye Cream?


The skin tissue around the eyes is very delicate, and is the first area of the face to show the signs of aging. So when it comes to applying eye cream, a gentle touch is necessary.

Of the five fingers one can use to apply eye cream, the ring finger is the weakest finger so therefore should be the one used.

Where should eye cream be applied?

Eye cream should be applied only to the oribital bone around the eyes. Where is the orbital bone? With clean hands, gently press the skin under the eyes until you find the bone just at the top of the cheek bone. Follow it around the eyes with your fingers so you can actually feel the entire circular bone. This is the area where eye cream is formulated to treat.

How should eye cream be applied?

Eye cream should be applied in gentle patting motions making sure to avoid avoid rubbing and tugging. It’s important to avoid applying eye cream too close to the lash line as the product will actually end up in your eyes, picked up by your eyelashes. Every time you blink the hairs will lift microscopic amounts of product and it can eventually deposit into your eyes.  Anything that enters the eyes can be an obvious irritant and cause unnecessary puffiness…

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Renée Rouleau

Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert
As an esthetician trained in cosmetic chemistry, Renée Rouleau has spent 30 years researching skin, educating her audience, and building an award-winning line of products. Trusted by celebrities, editors, bloggers, and skincare obsessives around the globe, her vast real-world knowledge and constant research are why Marie Claire calls her “the most passionate skin practitioner we know.”