Brighter, younger looking eyes is possible at any age, even though it is this area that tends to show signs of aging the fastest. The skin around the eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of the face, which makes it more susceptible to crow’s-feet, fine lines, dark circles, droopiness and other signs of aging or environmental damage, and so, it requires a little extra TLC. It’s a good place to shift the focus to in your skin-care and makeup routine.
Here are ten tips and tricks for brighter, younger looking eyes:
1. Be Gentle
When applying your eye cream or serum to the eye area, use your fourth finger (ring finer) and gently tap in the product gently. Be mindful not to pull or tug this area. For a quick and clean on-the-go treatment, try Pro-Derm’s Liftense Contour, a unique anti-aging formula and gentle delivery system designed exclusively for eye and lip contours. It contains Matrixyl (peptide), a key anti-aging/anti-wrinkle ingredient that stimulates at the cellular level to help boost collagen production. Liftense Contour also contains hydroxyproline, hyaluronic acid , and caffeine for and instant tightening and smoothing effect. The unique metal applicator tip along with aloe vera, chamomile flower water and helichrysum flower water, soothes and helps decrease puffiness.
2. Prevention Is Everything!
The combination of constantly squinting your eyes and damaging UVA and UVB rays from the sun can speed up aging in the eye area. Wear your of sunglasses whenever you are outside. Make sure that they have both UVA and UVB protection and are big enough to cover the entire eye area. Always wear a broad-spectrum SPF product of 30 or higher around the eye area.
3. Antioxidants Are Key
To treat photodamage to the eye area, use an eye cream with antioxidants. This is a preventative ingredient that can fight free radical damage caused by sun and other environmental properties. We recommend SkinCeuticals AOX+ Eye Gel, a breakthrough serum-in-a-gel that contains a synergistic antioxidant combination to help protect the delicate eye area from oxidative stress, while targeted actives revive under-eye skin and reduce the appearance of puffiness.
4. Stay Hydrated
Hydrated skin makes your face appear more youthful and plump and allows for smooth makeup application. Drinking plenty of water everyday and eating water rich foods will help hydrate the skin from the inside out, and help any topical creams absorb more easily. Use a BB or CC cream, or a tinted moisturizer around the eye area to avoid dry patchy spots.
5. Treat dark and baggy under eye circles.
Look for creams with Vitamin C or retinol to improve the appearance of dark circles. For a quick on the spot treatment, try intense deep hydration patches to reduce puffiness instantly.
Alyria Anti-Dark Circle Eye Cream
Anti-dark circle eye cream is formulated with HALOXYL™, Achromaxyl™ IS and retinol, in a time release MicroDelivery™ system. It is clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes and provides an immediate concealing effect. Regular use under the eyes will provide brighter, more uniform and younger-looking skin.
Pro-Derm Ultra C Eye Contour Cream
A night cream created for the sensitive area around the eyes. Ultra-C Eye Contour Cream reduces the appearance of dark circles and hyperpigmentation with Vitamin C 3% (MAP and L-Ascorbic Acid), Vitamins A, E, B5, Shea Butter (Karité) and Squalan.
Recipe For Men Under Eye Patches
The Recipe for Men Under Eye Patches with aqua collagen are focused treatments for the under eye area, resulting in a refreshed and renewed appearance. Intense deep hydration and reduced puffiness are results of the Transdermal Cosmetic Delivery technology that allows the active ingredients, such as high grade marine collagen and algae extracts, to penetrate and hydrate the skin.
6. Conceal, Perfect and Treat
A high pigment concentrated concealer is essential for covering dark circles, but it is important to make sure that you choose a formula with anti-aging skin care benefits as well. Per-fékt’s Eye Perfection Gel is an anti-aging eye perfecter combined with a modern palladium tip applicator that instantly perfects and enhances the delicate under-eye area offering an alternative to traditional concealers, eye treatments, cover up and primers.
7. Use an Eye Primer
Primers are great for creating a smooth canvas for makeup application and it extends the longevity of your shadow and keeps it from collecting in wrinkles and creases in the skin. Glominerals Lid Primer prevents oil from interfering with shadow application, allowing for more vibrant eye shadow colour. Avoid illuminating primers as they can highlight unflattering folds.
8. Use Iridescent and Shimmery Shadows Sparingly
If used incorrectly, shiny, sparkly eye shadow can magnify fine lines. Look for matte or satin finish shadows that will bring out the colour of your eyes, not the texture of your skin. If you really love shimmer, try a silky-soft, weightless-finish shimmer pencil such as Glominerals Jeweled Eye Pencils. The creamy formulation provides for a smooth finish that will last for hours.
10. Avoid using eyeliner and mascara on lower lash line.
Eyeliner can make eyes look smaller if used incorrectly. “Very black” mascara highlights crow’s feet and dark circles. Try a dark brown mascara for a softer, less harsh look and avoid applying mascara on the bottom lashes as eyes look naturally brighter when left bare along the bottom lash line. If you must use black mascara, make sure that it is a water resistant mascara, so it stays put.