Eyes are a real age giveaway. The areas surrounding your eyes are the most fragile parts of your skin. They’re prone to dryness, puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. Each restless night, each small movement enhances these issues, making eye cream a vital part of your daily skincare regime.
Keep people guessing with these failsafe tricks to smooth, brighten and de-puff.
Cut the salt.
Reduce your sodium intake. It’s one of the most common causes of under eye swelling. Celeb make-up artists recommend no salty foods the day before a shoot – and to sleep on an extra pillow to avoid fluid retention build-up. Or opt for an eye treatment formulated with BEAUTIFEYE™ which is shown to lift the upper eyelid, reduce crow’s feet wrinkles, fade away dark circles and diminish puffiness. Users saw a -13.7% decrease in drooping when applied twice daily over 2 months.
Apply chilled, soaked tea bags under eyes for 1 minute to reduce morning swelling. It’ll help shrink blood vessels fast. Alternatively, cool a teaspoon in the freezer and place the back of the spoon on swollen lids with a little pressure to de-crease puffiness.
Invest in a good eye cream.
Including an eye cream in your regimen may be the most important step to looking your youngest. Unlike the rest of your face, the skin around your ageing eyes doesn’t have oil or sweat glands to provide surface moisture. So maintaining hydration is vital. We love Advance SUPERLIFT Eye Contouring Serum because it’s packed with super-hydrating active ingredients designed to nourish and protect the delicate skin around the eye (including the upper and lower eye lid) for a 360-degree approach, to help lift and revive the look of droopy eyes.
Don’t scrub or rub.
Be very careful when removing your make-up. Rubbing roughs up skin’s capillaries and can lead to dark circles or make existing ones worse. Squinting also means crow’s feet, so it’s also vital to get regular eye tests at the opticians.