In the fall, we meet with friends more often, work late, and shop online. And at this time of year, we often do not get enough sleep, which directly affects not only the general well-being, but also the appearance: fatigue is immediately noticeable in our eyes and the skin around them. Long hours of work behind the screen leads to the appearance of dark circles and bags, and the cold October wind makes your eyes water. Not the most attractive look, especially now when we wear a mask for a long time and all attention is paid just to the eyes. How to fix the situation?
Special gymnastics helps to fight eye fatigue. Thanks to it, you can relieve stress, as well as maintain and improve vision. Exercises for the eyes are combined into special complexes. It is recommended to do them at least once a day, the duration of the session is about 5 minutes. Various options for such gymnastics are available on the Internet. If your eyes get tired very much, especially when working at a computer, you can blink quickly, close your eyes tightly or sit with your eyes closed for 20 seconds, relaxing all the muscles of your face.
In addition, there are various folk remedies. For example, eye fatigue and swelling of the eyelids remove lotions with strong cold tea, cold compresses with a decoction of chamomile and sage have the same property. Cucumber juice, fresh parsley juice, cold broth of parsley are also good for swelling and redness of the eyelids – soak cotton pads in the liquid, apply them to the eyelids and leave for a few minutes. Special patches with extracts of green tea, aloe, red algae, ginseng save from bags under the eyes: in 10-15 minutes of exposure, the active substances penetrate into the deep layers of the skin, perfectly moisturizing it and replenishing the vitamin deficiency in the skin around the eyes.
The right cream
To avoid bags under the eyes in the morning, always wash off makeup at night. Use special mild products, and after cleansing, be sure to moisturize your skin with cream or gel. They should be applied with light movements, barely touching the skin, from the inner corner of the eyes to the outer one along the upper eyelid and from the outer to the inner one along the lower eyelid. It is better to do this with your ring finger (it is the weakest), exclusively with patting movements, so as not to stretch the delicate skin. Pay attention to products containing hyaluronic acid: it retains moisture in the skin, keeping it hydrated and supple. Be careful with thick, oily creams and apply them at least two hours before bed, so as not to wake up in the morning with puffy eyes.
Eyelash Growth Serum
NYK1 Lash Force Eyelash Growth Serum
£ 37.95 (no discount £ 69.95) // nyk1.com
An innovative, concentrated eyelash and eyebrow growth serum combines a complex of ingredients that stimulate the growth of eyelashes while visibly plumping them. The special formula protects the structure of each hair. Serum is applied to the roots of the eyelashes, like a liquid eyeliner; it will be invisible on eyelashes and eyebrows even during the day. A volume of 8 ml is enough for two to three months of use, while the result is noticeable after four weeks of regular use.
Ingredients: water, disodium phosphate, cellulose gum, citric acid, Japanese swirl extract, ginseng extract, biotin, sodium chloride, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), benzalkonium chloride. All ingredients are safe for contact lens wearers.
Brushworks Rose Quartz Roller Spa Set
£ 15 per set // soinvogue.com
The quartz roller works like a facial massager, it stimulates blood circulation in tissues, slightly smoothes wrinkles, refreshes the complexion, gives the skin a radiance and helps to get rid of puffiness. A smaller roller is used for the area around the eyes. Such self-massage stimulates the movement of blood and lymph, accelerates cell regeneration and reduces puffiness under the eyes, removes puffiness. If you store your roller in the refrigerator, you will get the additional effect of cooling the area – great for waking up in the morning. Movements are performed smoothly up and out, five times along each massage line. Before the massage, the area around the eyes should be pre-lubricated with serum or eye gel. The set also includes guasha (a device for facial massage) and a sponge for konnyaku with pink clay for gentle skin cleansing.
Instant wrinkle remover
OPATRA Instant Wrinkle Eliminator
£ 349 // opatra.com
Instant Wrinkle Eliminator is a serum that removes (or rather completely hides) wrinkles in the eye area, as well as puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. These are miracles of disguise: in just 60 seconds, the revolutionary formula creates an invisible flexible layer that covers all cracks and irregularities in the skin around the eyes.
In order to maintain the effect, the product will have to be used over and over again. This, of course, will not replace a visit to a beautician and will not solve the problem with puffiness, but it will give you the opportunity to look your best before an important event or photography. Instant Wrinkle Eliminator instantly reduces wrinkles, puffiness and bags under the eyes, removes dark circles and conceals pores, tightens the skin and rejuvenates it. The product is suitable for all skin types.
Ingredients: Hydrolyzed collagen, Shea butter and soothing ingredients – Aloe Vera and Cucumber Extract. One syringe pack (20 ml) is enough for 160 applications. So don’t be shocked by the £ 349 price tag – it’s only £ 2 per application.
Permanent eye makeup with shading
Tracie Giles Whipshade Eye Liner
From £ 295 // traciegiles.co.uk
Do you like the arrows on the eyes (thin or wide, the entire length of the eyelid or from the middle, clear or shaded), but do not like to display them? Or do you just have no time in the morning? There is a solution for you – permanent makeup.
Shaded arrows, or Whipshade Eye Liner, look very natural, especially since the pigment gradually lightens over time. Unlike the classic eyeliner lines, the lines are soft and don’t stand out from the rest of the makeup. The shaded permanent hides fine wrinkles, well emphasizes the line of the eyelids, visually enlarges the eyes, making them more expressive. It will become a good base for evening makeup if you apply matching eyeshadow and mascara.
The procedure takes about 90 minutes. This time includes signing an agreement with the salon, consultation, choosing the right technique and the desired eyeliner color, discussing your preferences. First, an approximate arrow line is drawn, which will serve as a guide for the master and an example of what to expect at the end of the procedure for you. All pigments used in the salon TracieGiles, hypoallergenic and will suit you even if your eyes are especially sensitive or you wear lenses.