Eye Spy – The Secret of Younger Looking Eyes

Our eyes may be the windows to our soul but they’re also very good at giving away our age. Because the eye area has fewer oil-producing sebaceous glands, it tends to shows signs of ageing earlier than the rest of our face. The solution: keep this sensitive area firm, hydrated and line-free by enlisting a natural, non-irritating eye cream or serum into your skincare routine. Oh and eat well and get some rest…

Gels and Serums:
Natural eye gels get top marks for their firming, brightening, non-sensitising abilities, so if tiredness or bags are your issue, start recruiting now. Mukti Rosehip Eye Gel is a firming and toning gel infused with rosehip and vitamins, making it perfect for soothing puffy, tired eyes. If dryness is an issue, opt for Botani Eye Rescue Cream. This potent multi-tasker uses chamomile to add moisture as it gets to work on firming and decongesting puffy bags. Slave to the computer screen? Enlist Organic Rosehip Organic Eye Soother; it’s an antioxidant-rich gel that cools, sooths and helps relax red eyes.

Oils and creams:
If crêpey, papery and dry seems a fair assessment of your eye area, an oil or cream eye formulation will pay dividends. Mukti Rejuvenating Eye Balm is packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids making it ideal for boosting cell turnover and intensive hydration.

Feeling tight and dry around the eyes? Add a drop or two of organic Rosehip Oil to your eye area at night; it’s the perfect way to add a dose of hydration. Lily Loves Pearl “Repair Me” Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is both deeply moisturising and healing. Neat.

Eye health
Think no one will notice a string of late nights and hedonistic eating? Think again; our eyes are likely to give away any unhealthy habits. To keep eyes clear and white, aim for a balanced diet rich in vitamin A, riboflavin (vitamin B) and antioxidants – that means lots of vegetables and fruit, low fat dairy and lean meat and seafood. If things are particularly toxic and you’re carrying around serious excess baggage under your eyes, it may be time to cleanse the liver. Staying off the alcohol, caffeine and sugar for a few days will do wonders.

Stressed out and haven’t got your eight hours in? Applying an eye gel throughout the day and gently tapping your fingers around the eye socket will help rid eyes of puffiness and dehydration. If all else fails, apply an organic concealer such as Inika Natural Perfection Concealer to reflect the light away from dark circles.

The consistency of a concealer will have an impact on what you can do it with. A creamy liquid concealer is great for camouflaging under eye shadows because it won’t dry out or gravitate into any fine lines. Try Earthy Essences Concealer; its liquid satin formulation glides over dark circles and stays put so you don’t have to worry about it creeping into fine lines by lunch time. This formulation is also great for hiding redness or broken capillaries. A paste or pot concealer is great for covering blemishes or darker pigmentation, as it tends to be more opaque. Use a fine tip brush to dot concealer such as MiEssence Concealer onto blemishes then blend outwards until the concealer has been worked completely into the surrounding skin.

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