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Step-by-Step Skincare Routine for Eye Gel

Our eyes are the windows to our souls, reflecting our joy, sorrow, and everything in between. Nurturing this delicate area is essential, and here, we share when to apply eye cream in your skincare routine to maximize the benefits of this caring ritual.

The Benefits of Using Eye Cream

Caring for the skin around your eyes is so essential because this area is delicate, much thinner than the rest of the face, and lacking in oil glands. This makes it more susceptible to signs of stress and fatigue, such as puffiness and dark circles, and fine lines, which tend to show up soonest around the eyes.


Awakening Eye Gel blends an array of plant remedies, including those used in the European herbal tradition, to protect your skin and deliver numerous benefits for tired eyes.


Softens the skin and soothes irritation: Due to its delicate nature, the eye area often lacks moisture. Awakening Eye Gel is enriched with natural hydration and soothing remedies, including Cucumber and Elderflower. These ingredients help quench the skin, reducing dryness and calming the eye area, leaving it refreshed and serene. 


Decongestive support: Awakening Eye Gel has a decongestive effect, working with the lymphatic system to help minimize under-eye darkness. Eye Bright, known for its gentle astringent properties, helps promote lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness and signs of fatigue. 


Promotes an overall clear complexion: The natural brightening properties of Carrot Seed and Green Myrtle help to lighten and improve the overall tone and luminosity of the skin around your eyes. 


Firms and tones: Due to its thin structure, the skin around the eyes is prone to showing signs of aging more quickly. Carrot Seed, rich in Vitamin A, can help restore elasticity and firmness to the skin, encouraging a more toned eye area.  After gua sha, microcurrent or facial massage, Awaken Eye Gel holds the toned look around the eyes.

 

Nourishing Ingredients to Look For in an Eye Cream

Awakening Eye Gel is crafted from an array of plant remedies cherished for their profound effects on the skin and soul. Here’s a glimpse into what makes this gel so special:

 

Eyebright

Eye Bright is a cherished ingredient in Awakening Eye Gel, celebrated for its rich composition of essential nutrients, including B vitamins and Vitamins A, C, D, and E.

These nutrients and high levels of iridoid glycosides, flavonoids, and tannins offer robust antioxidant protection, helping to shield the delicate skin around the eyes from environmental stressors and free-radical damage. Eye Bright's astringent qualities are particularly valuable—they support the lymphatic system in its natural detoxifying processes and enhance circulation. This dual action helps to alleviate puffiness and swelling, ensuring the under-eye area remains smooth and well-toned. 


Green Myrtle 

Serving as a natural decongestant and astringent, Green Myrtle brings toning properties to the blend and is valued for its ability to tighten the delicate skin around the eyes and its energetic qualities. Green Myrtle is believed to help normalize the subtle imbalances we experience daily—both in the skin and the body’s energetic fields. It supports a clear and vibrant complexion by releasing blockages and promoting a smooth flow of energy. This action is particularly beneficial around the eyes, where congestion and fatigue often manifest first.

Carrot Seed

Carrot Seed is a wonderful ingredient for supporting the skin's renewal process. It's rich in Vitamin A, essential for forming healthy new tissue, and helps repair and regenerate the delicate skin around the eyes, maintaining its vitality. Carrot Seed also offers a mild natural defense against UV damage while helping to restore tone and elasticity, revitalizing tired, stressed skin and imparting a firmer, refreshed appearance.


Elder Flower 

A celebrated skin protector, Elder Flower has remarkable soothing and cooling properties. It helps to diminish irritation and calm the delicate skin. Additionally, Elder Flower assists in invigorating lymphatic drainage and encouraging circulation, which can reduce puffiness and under-eye darkness. On a deeper level, it works to remove energetic blockages, promoting a sense of balance and vitality in the skin.


Cucumber

Cucumber is such a refreshing, natural anti-inflammatory. Known for its cooling and hydrating qualities, Cucumber helps calm skin and reduce puffiness, offering instant relief to a fatigued and delicate eye area.

Step-by-Step Skincare Routine: Awaken Eye Gel Protocol

Including Awakening Eye Gel into your morning and night skincare routine after cleansing and toning, but before applying your heavier serums and moisturizers, is recommended. Application in this order helps the eye cream absorb deeply without being obstructed by the richer textures of the formulas to follow

Step 1: Start by gently cleansing the skin with your choice of Cleansing Milk or Purifying Cleansing Gel

Step 2: Spritz the skin with a tonic to tone. Depending on your skin type and skincare goals, you have three nourishing options: Essential C Tonic, Roman Chamomile Tonic or Bulgarian Rose Water

Step 3: Before applying eye cream, if puffiness and dark circles are a particular concern, it’s time to apply a cold compress for a few minutes to help constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling.

Step 4: Next, softly tap a pea-sized amount of Awakening Eye Gel around the eyes using your ring fingers, which apply a light touch, working from the outer corner to the inner corner. 

To gently activate the lymphatic system, very lightly pump the under-eye area from the inner corner back towards the outer, expressing any excess fluid down and away towards the earlobe.

This technique helps stimulate lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness and promoting a brighter look. Take a moment to visualize a soothing, white light sweeping through your eyes and body, washing away any tension. This simple technique is so relaxing.

Step 5: Continue your skin care regimen by layering your favorite serum or crème. 

For added nourishment, especially if you have dry skin, gently warm a little  Plant Milk Serum between your fingertips and press a small amount into the skin around your eyes. This soothing serum, enriched with White Lily and Mountain Arnica, will help calm and nurture delicate skin. Plant Milk gives the complexion a beautiful, dewy sheen and is sheer enough to wear under makeup, making it the perfect daytime treatment. Truly, it’s a formula for everyone, benefitting all skin types. Apply your favorite moisturizing crème next, then allow it to absorb fully before applying sunscreen.

Step 6: Finally, apply sunscreen if you are planning to enjoy a day outdoors. Mineral sunscreen formulated with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide will sit on the skin rather than absorb into it, offering a reflective barrier against UV light.

This order of applying eye cream in your skincare routine, before other skin care products, ensures this delicate area receives nurturing ingredients deeply, allowing for optimal hydration and nourishment.




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