Friday, January 27, 2017

Beauty Tips: How to Get Rid of Under Eye Bags and Circles

Discoloration and under-eye bags are a challenge for many of us, and treating and hiding them is one of the top beauty concerns.  The skin beneath the eye is thinner and more delicate than that of the rest of the face, and needs special care and attention to minimize and hide them.  Heredity is one common cause, but modern living creates many culprits, from stress, being over-tired, staring at screens for hours, allergies, to dried-out contact lenses. Taking care of yourself and being mindful of these will improve your entire complexion, not just under-eye issues. There are things you can do to minimize and hide bags and circles that don’t require and trip to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, so take control and follow these tips to avoid looking older and more tired than you actually are.

Start from the inside out:

Drink more water to keep your skin plump and well-hydrated from within. 

Elevate your pillow at night so that the blood doesn’t pool under your eyes.

Get enough sleep and avoid using tablets and phones in bed. Focusing on screens is hard on the eyes, and it shows.

Exercise increases blood-flow throughout your entire body and naturally that includes your face where it maintains a healthy, glowing complexion through increased circulation. 

Use collagen-building creams and serums especially formulated for the eye area that contain retinol and vitamin C to combat circles, discoloration, and lines. 

Use eye masks or refrigerated cucumber slices to de-puff and cool the eye area.  

Concealer is your secret weapon – if you choose the right one:

Look for color-correcting concealers designed the cancel out the bluish hue of under-eye circles.  Peach concealer cancels out the blue tones, and yellow concealers diminish redness. Choose a color to even out the eye lids as well for the perfect foundation for your eye makeup look. 

Don’t choose a concealer that is too light or contains highlighters as this will accentuate the area and make you look a like raccoon in reverse.

Use a concealer brush to apply product and gently blend with your ring finger, avoiding any drag on the delicate eye area.

Top with foundation if you regularly use it, or skip it if you are going for a more natural look.  Gently set the concealer with a translucent power applied with a fluffy brush to avoid too much powder settling into the concealer.  Choose a powder that doesn’t contain any highlighter particles as this will draw attention to the area.   

Younger, brighter, healthier-looking eyes – done.

                                             XOXO  Shelley

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