'Does your face look tired, with dark circles, under-eye bags and fine lines? Is there any way of tapping into that youthful radiance you know is just waiting to burst out?'
What actually causes that tired, gaunt look?
Eye contours have a tough job. Our eyelids are constantly moving –on average we blink over 10,000 times each day. The skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate than elsewhere. All these factors can result in expression lines, dehydration lines and fatigue lines. The skin is less able to reflect light and loses its radiance. The skin’s texture and colour begins to change, and dark circles* appear.
Removing Make Up
Avoid the temptation to rub your eyes when removing make-up, and adopt a gentle approach using some of our top tips:
- Moisten a cotton pad with make-up remover.
- Place it on your eyelids and eyebrows and dab gently.
- Carefully ease it down towards your eyelashes, then press again to dissolve any remaining mascara.
Choose a good multi-action eye cream
The best products act on the texture, colour and radiance of the skin around your eyes. Look out for these ingredients:
- Vitamin Cg (a vitamin C derivative)
Soft, flexible silicone applicators offer a new, gentle way to apply products to the more delicate skin surrounding the eyes. Finding a product with corrective pigments and pearlescent particles for instant radiance will help your eyes begin to sparkle in no time!
You can give yourself a great draining massage at home, either when you wake up with puffy eyes or in the evening just to relax. Press lightly with your middle finger on the inside corner of the eye, at the bottom in the middle of your dark circle, at the top under the eyebrow and then on your temple.