It’s in the Eyes
By Carissa St. Rose
Often times, a healthy skincare regimen is overlooked until signs of aging begin to surface. The eyes tend to be an early culprit via Crows Feet, puffiness, and dark circles. With proper use of targeted skincare products and maintaining healthy lifestyle habits, you can treat those issues and decelerate the aging process.
To prevent those pesky wrinkles around the eyes, protect them from the sun and from squinting with sunglasses anytime you’re outdoors, and reading glasses (if prescribed) while reading or on the computer. You’ll also want to ensure you don’t skip that sensitive area while applying sunblock. Those fine lines eventually evolve into deeper wrinkles if treatment and preventative measures are overlooked.
There are a number of factors for under eye puffiness, but if you’ve ruled out allergies and infection, you can blame aging for it. Lack of sleep, water retention, and dehydration are main causes of under eye puffiness. Ample slumber time, water, and potassium intake, along with limiting alcohol and sodium consumption can surely aid in your battle against puffiness.
There are a number of causes for dark under eye circles, so you’ll need to identify the undertone of them to properly treat the issue. A blue hue can result from oxygenated blood pooling under the thin skin under the eyes. A brow or darker hue is caused by hyperpigmentation due to genetics, excessive eye rubbing, or sun exposure. Topical products can be a great defense against dark circles, but you must be sure to target the appropriate root of the issue.
In addition to the above tips, you should add an eye cream into your regimen to ensure results are achieved holistically. Below are a few products that can supplement your efforts!
Caviar Eye Repair Gel
Created exclusively for the softer skin and make up application, the Caviar Eye Repair Gel is used to flush out unwanted color around the eyes. The Caviar Eye Repair Gel is more than a mere covering, but also intended to promote skin health. The Caviar Extract, a potent antioxidant, is known to eliminate free radicals and repair damaged cells.
Protecting | Brightening | Preventing | Hydrating | Smoothing
• Key ingredients: Chamomile, rose hips extract, heather extract, ginkgo balboa, Astaxanthin, vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Perfect Skin Eye Hydration Gel
Perfect for all eyes, the Perfect Skin Eye Hydration Gel aims to improve the feeling of skin firmness around the eye and mouth area. Aloe Vera Gel and Allantoin provide an intensive moisture treatment to the eye area while the Castor Oil is utilized for its known ability to calm while hydrating. Soluble Collagen and Elastin firms and tones the skin for a fresher, younger appearance.
Firming | Smoothing | Hydrating
• Key ingredients: Aloe Vera Gel, allantoin, soluble collagen, soluble elastin
Brite Eye Cream
Brite Eye Cream is a special eye cream that not only aids in the appearance of feeling of dark circles around the lower and upper region of the eye, but also aids to invigorate the skin. Highly concentrated and technically formulated for all skin, Brite Eye Cream contains Arbutin and Witch Hazel Extract which work together to reduce weary skin and brighten the sensitive eye area.
Preventing | Brightening | Hydrating | Soothing
• Key ingredients: Arbutin, witch hazel extract, calendula oil
Getting those eye bags, dark circles, and crows feet under control shouldn’t be a daunting task. A few lifestyle shifts and dedication to a healthy regimen should position you for success with maintaining a youthful appearance. Visiting your Aesthetician regularly can also assist with hydration and cellular turnover to unveil healthier skin. Remember, great skin doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by appointment!