Open your eyes to 9 ways to look more youthful
The eyes are the window to the soul and as we age, our eyes begin to droop, wrinkle and even look a little sad. Lack of sleep, our harsh sun, air pollution, diet and the levels of stress that we endure, all contribute to our eyes becoming puffy and wrinkled. These bags age women and often make them appear older than they really are. Due to the skin around our eyes being 50% thinner than the rest of our face, the area is delicate and needs to be treated as such. We have, therefore, compiled a list of 9 to-dos that could take your eyes from tired to transformed with a little tender love and care:
Apply eye cream properly
Having an eye cream is a necessity, but is it is completely useless if not applied correctly. Using a pea-size amount, apply the cream to both your eyes using your ring finger. Pat the product on gently, starting at the inner corner of your eye area and work outwards towards where those ‘crow’s feet’ are. If you still have some product remaining, apply it to your brow bone where the lower edge of your sunglasses would sit, if you were wearing them. Keep product isolated to only this area to avoid excess oil and product build-up.
Apply eye cream in the right place
Did you know that most of us apply our moisturiser in the wrong area? Because products travel up our face towards our hairline, applying them too high can lead to our delicate eye skin puffing up like a blowfish. Be sure to keep your eye cream a safe distance from your upper and lower lids to avoid dark circles and puffiness.
Wear an eye mask
They’re quick and exceptionally effective. Eye masks instantly minimise bags and give the look that you’ve just woken up refreshed and well-rested. Reach for an eye mask that has soothing and cooling properties that will ensure your eyes are hydrated and fresh-looking.
Swear by sunglasses and SPF
Avoid unnecessary wrinkles by applying SPF as part of your daily moisturising routine. Coupled with sunglasses that stop you from squinting, sunblock will prevent early development of lines around the eye area and those nasty ‘crow’s feet’ that spread over time.
Open your eyes with mascara
Mascara is magic. It gives the illusion of big, wide, youthful eyes that are bright, open and awake. As we age, our eyes look smaller due to the puffy, dark circles that begin to form. By applying a single coat of mascara to your top and bottom lashes, you’ll be amazed at the eye-dyllic transformation! If you’re lacking in the long lashes department, try an eyelash curler to keep them uniform or even try your luck with some falsies for some added glamour.
Say no to salt
Because salt removes moisture, it can contribute to the formation of under-eye bags. These bags look purple, blue and sometimes even black due to severe dehydration in the eye area. Keep your sodium intake to a minimum and rather reach for the pink Himalayan salt with minerals like potassium and magnesium, if you need some flavour.
Face wipes should be banished from your bathroom. Whenever we take a sweep with these towels across our gentle face, we damage the thinner area around our eyes. Instead, rather be kind to your peepers and use a cleanser or micellar water that’s sensitive to your skin’s needs and eye’s structure.
Buy into blepharoplasty
Blepha-what? Pronounced BLEF-uh-roe-plas-tee, this minor surgery repairs droopy eyelids and sometimes removes excess skin, muscle and fat. Blepharoplasty will improve the bags and wrinkles around the eyes, thus improving your overall facial appearance and giving you a more youthful and rested appearance. Blepharoplasty can be done on the upper and lower eyelids depending on your concerns and the areas where the puffiness, bags and dark circles are most severe. It’s normally a 1-2-hour surgery that is done by a cosmetic surgeon and results can be seen in about 2 weeks, depending on the post-operative care. It’s one of the best ways to open your eyes and achieve that all-round youthful look we dream of in our older years.
If you’re looking for a trusted cosmetic surgeon that can perform a blepharoplasty surgery and refresh your overall facial appearance, chat to the professionals at the ICCM in Sydney, today. ICCM is one of Sydney’s leading Cosmetic Surgery’s, located in Martin Place in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, with a sister practice in Campbelltown. ICCM offer a comprehensive range of surgical and non-surgical treatments and procedures to rejuvenate and restore your overall appearance.