he area around your eyes is often the first to show signs of ageing, so safeguard it with targeted skincare products and treatments that’ll reduce puffiness, soften lines and keep wrinkles at bay that little bit longer…
Perfect your night time routine.If late night jollies have left you with dark circles, puffiness or fine lines, you need to take preventative measures. Dark circles and puffiness will be less significant if you have one glass of water for every alcoholic drink, pop a milk thistle capsule before bedtime, and reduce your salt intake. The night time treat worth investing in is Sisley’s Supreme Yeux La Nuit; the formula is rammed with stimulating, draining active ingredients that brighten dark circles, reduce puffiness and lift, tighten and smooth. The results are staggering.
De-puff in the morning.Under-eyes are most swollen in the morning because when you’re lying down for long periods of time, excess fluid builds up and can’t drain away. Reduce puffiness and add moisture speedily with Origins No Puffery Cooling Roll-On for Puffy Eyes. Keep it in the fridge for a boost, then massage around the eyes to deposit anti-ageing ingredients and flush out excess fluid. Finish with a gentle tapping with your fingers to help shift water.
Plump up fine lines.Your late 30s and early 40s is when you see the effects of sun exposure. Fight back with a cream that has high wrinkle-erasing and skin-plumping properties like SkinCeuticals AOX+Eye Gel that stimulates production of elastin. Its anti-oxidant formula locks in moisture deep into the skin. Also, L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Magic Blur Instant Skin Smoother Anti-ageing Eye cream melts into skin and leaves it moisturised and velvety soft. The Opti-Blur technology diffuses light to soften the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles. Mix in a dab of concealer while you’re there - but be conscious of how much you apply as concealer on its own can dry the area out and highlight the lines.
Strengthen thin skin.The skin around the eye area is 40 per cent thinner and more porous than that of the rest of your face, making it especially susceptible to environmental damage, while dark circles look more pronounced with age because the skin shows through more blood vessels beneath the surface. Brighten the eyes with a product that combines light diffusers with skin strengthening lipids like This Works No Wrinkle Eye Repair.
Add a megadose of moisture.People with dry skin need to moisturise often or the sensitive area can become flaky and red. Use a super emollient product twice a day like Creme de la Mer The Illuminating Eye Gel, which drenches the skin in moisture and gives an immediate lifting effect while targeting age spots and discolouration to lighten, brighten and illuminate.
Go easy on delicate skin. Skin can become sensitised and irritated the older you are, so be sure to use an eye cream with a gentle formula. Packed with hydrating botanicals, Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream is specially designed to soothe gentle complexions with its nourishing blend of coconut, rosehip and carrot oil.
Treat eye bags. Sometimes the only way to reduce the appearance of bagginess is to go under the knife, eye surgeon Dr Marko Lens www.markolens.comsays it’s less about things being lifted, and more about looking wide-eyed and awake through repositioning fat. He removes eye bags with a laser pen rather than cutting skin, a procedure that takes just 40 minutes. For less serious signs of ageing, try his tailor-made peel that works wonders on crow’s feet. On a day-to-day basis, grab his Zelens concealer, which contains a triple-action complex to reduce puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles.