The eyes have so much going on when it comes to showing the visible signs of aging. It can be tough to manage it all without using multiple products and hoping they all work well together. One of the most common problems is getting the right concealer to cover up issues without creating new problems in the process.
Here’s a common example… let’s say you have an under eye serum that works great for dark circles and puffiness, especially when you apply a concealer over top to even out the tone. Everything is going along fine until one day when you notice the appearance of “concealer creases” – wrinkles that become visible because your concealer has settled into them. Not a good look, to say the least!
How To Avoid Concealer Creases Under Your Eyes
A few things could be causing this to happen, but more likely than not you can solve it by making a simple adjustment or two. First, consider the concealer formula you’re using. When did you first start using it? Has it been a few years? If so, it could be time to try a different formula.
Aging skin tends to be drier and you may require something creamier. Cream concealers tend to do better than powders or stick formulations when you have fine lines or wrinkles to contend with. The same holds true for your foundation. It’s a good idea to evaluate what you’re doing every so often, even if you love the products you’re currently using. Chances are the same brand will have different options and one of them may work better for you.
Plump Up Wrinkles With Anti-Aging Cream
Another possibility is that your under-eye product isn’t providing enough moisture. This can be especially true if you’re relying on an eye serum or gel designed for puffy eyes and dark circles. Because these issues tend to affect all ages, these products are often oil-free to accommodate the various skin types. On top of that, dry skin is actually a different issue.
While most under-eye products do contain moisturizing and skin conditioning ingredients, many of them simply do not provide enough hydration for aging skin. In fact, serums and gels are usually the first layer of skin treatment applied and then followed by a cream or lotion. You might also consider adding a drop of argan or olive oil to your serum application for the added moisture you need.
Perhaps the best solution is to layer an anti-aging cream over your eye serum. This method provides the best of both worlds. The problem-solving serum is applied first to attack the dark under eye circles and bags while the skin-plumping moisturizer is added to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. By adding moisture, the skin is prepared for make-up and your concealer is much less likely to sink into the creases and betray you.