Boost The Skin Under Your Eyes

Your eyes can instantly brighten up your face but as time goes you may start to notice some common signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines, puffiness, dark circles and dehydration. It's time to give your eyes special attention with a skincare routine that will brighten and perk up your eye area.

 CLEANSE WITH CARE 

The skin around your eyes is more fragile and thinner than the rest of your face so it requires the gentlest care. First rinse gently with warm water then remove makeup with a makeup remover that is either oil based for waterproof makeup or water based for more sensitive eyes. A soft swipe of micellar water with ingredients like soothing rose water can also gently cleanse the eye contours without over- drying them.

 

 PAT & MASSAGE 

There’s nothing better than a wrinkle fighting eye serum filled with nourishing ingredients to give your skin the anti-ageing boost it needs. Skin- enhancing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and antioxidants like vitamin C will firm, hydrate and smooth the eye contours. Make sure to use your ring finger to apply product as this is the weakest finger and will apply less pressure to your delicate eye area. Gently dab and pat the serum around your eyes circling your eye area. Avoid tugging, rubbing or pulling your under- eye skin to prevent stretching and sagging.

 

 EYE CREAM DREAMS 

An eye cream specifically made for your delicate eye contour can be the skin saviour you need to enhance the entire eye area, reduce puffiness and tackle dark circles. Ingredients such as caffeine and retinol will rejuvenate the eye contour. Eye creams tend to be lighter and thinner than face moisturisers, so make sure to apply them before you slather on your moisturisers and facial oils. When using an eye cream underneath the eyes, apply it on the orbital bone which is the bone just at the top of the cheekbone. Avoid applying it too close to the lash line so that your lashes don't lift tiny amounts of product, that might eventually get into the eye, every time you blink.

 

 MASK UP 

To instantly relieve eye puffiness and dehydration around the eye, an under- eye mask should be your BFF. Eye masks such as gel patches or cream formulas can brighten, soothe, hydrate and also help serums to absorb better into the under- eye. Apply an eye mask for a quick pick- me-up at least twice a week to see visible results.

 

 SHIELD FROM THE SUN 

UV exposure leads to dark spots and collagen breakdown which can lead to fine lines, wrinkles and changes in skin texture. Before you step out, make sure to apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more daily to protect your skin and under- eye area.

 CHECK INGREDIENTS 

When you’re shopping for the right eye creams, serums or masks for your eye area, it’s important to know which ingredients to look out for based on your specific skin concern.

FINE LINES

Smooth out appearance of lines and give an instant plump and lift effect.

Key Ingredients: Retinol, Collagen, Vitamin A, Peptides

 

DARK CIRCLES

Illuminate the skin and reduce hyperpigmentation or discoloration caused by the sun’s UV rays.

Key Ingredients: Kojic Acid, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Azelaic acid

PUFFINESS

Awaken and renew under eye skin, firm and maintain elasticity.

Key Ingredients: Caffeine, Green Tea extract, Vitamin C & E, Hyaluronic Acid

Top Tip:

Don’t rush the process, give your eye creams or serums about 1 minute to sink in after applying before moving on to the next step in your routine.


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