As you age, your eyes are often the first place to show signs of aging.
But if you use the following five tips, you can keep your eyes looking young and vibrant for years to come—no matter your age!
Masking crow’s feet is deceptively simple: Instead of smothering yourself in foundation, powder, or face-planting into makeup, reach for concealer!
If you lightly dab concealer on shadowy areas (like near the corners of your eyes or into laugh lines), the result is an even complexion that hides those pesky lines.
No makeup required!
Got dark circles? You’ll need your concealer again…
But first, you’ll need to de-puff your eyes:
Place an ice pack, cooling eye gels, or cold teaspoon on your eyes and massage around your dark circles. This will reduce puffiness and increase circulation as your dark circles enjoy a rejuvenating boost of oxygen and blood flow.
Now for the concealer:
As with masking crow’s feet, lightly pat (don’t rub or massage!) concealer onto your dark circles.
Once you’re done, set the concealer well for long-lasting coverage that won’t pull on your delicate eye skin. Loose powder tends to cake up, so try using a translucent powder instead.
And that’s that!
As you age, your eyes may seem to shrink in size as the surrounding skin droops and sags. But you don’t have to accept this! Here’s my advice:
Create contrast and drama with a coat (or two!) of your favorite voluminous mascara! Directing attention to your luscious lashes, you can make droopy eyes look brighter and more alert.
Another trick I’m a big fan of is using a highlighter pen. If you want to have that fresh “morning dew” look, a highlighter pen can change your life.
Nothing offers an instant facelift more than adding light where there are shadows. So use your highlighter pen above each brow to visually lift your droopy eyes, and say hello to gorgeousness!
Now that we’ve covered some on-the-skin advice, let’s tackle how to brighten your eyes from within…
By applying makeup you’re not addressing the root cause of tired and old-looking eyes—you’re only masking the lines, droops, and circles.
But by supporting your skin’s structure from within, you can begin reversing the appearance of aging, fine lines, and wrinkles:
If you’re over 35, the skin around your eyes is weakening—because your skin’s structural proteins, collagen and elastin aren’t abundant anymore.
Thanks to the skin being weaker and looser, gravity pulls harder on your skin, leading to the folds and creases, drooping and sagging.
By the time you hit your 50s, these eye wrinkles are obvious. Which is why you need to strengthen the collagen and elastin around your eyes! You can achieve this by using collagen and elastin supplements.
These supplements will help replenish dried-up collagen/elastin reserves and give you that plump, tight, vibrant look around your eyes.
You can also eat foods rich in Vitamin C, Zinc, and Copper. These nutrients help your body produce naturally more collagen and elastin. Some great sources of Vitamin C, Zinc, and Copper are citrus fruits, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts.
Under-eye bags occur when the skin structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weaken. As a result, your skin sags, and the space below your eyes can gather fluid, making the area look puffy or swollen.
The newly formed space under your eyes is a major cause of puffiness and that “always tired” look you can’t get rid of.
So what you want to do is strengthen your skin structure to keep your eyes wide open and elastic to the touch.
Which is why it’s a great idea to take a quality supplement or eat foods rich in collagen that naturally promote your body’s own collagen production. And help fade the appearance of wrinkly, saggy, droopy skin at any age.