My self esteem took a blow on Saturday night when I was going into a club and the bouncer didn’t ask me for ID.
It wouldn’t be THAT bad if he didn’t then proceed to ask my 25 year old male friend for ID! So this makes me wonder if I look older than 25? How old do I look? I’m freaking out over here girls!
So obviously I’ve decided to take better care of my skin and tonight coated my face with a collagen mask and did my dry brushing for three times as long!
Here’s an article I found about under eye wrinkles and bags. If you girls know any tips, post them in the comments section below!
Do you take time to lavish a little TLC on your eyes? They’re the focal point of your face and help to give it its own special beauty. Tired, baggy eyes can add years to your age, while sparkling eyes can brighten your face and create the illusion of youth. To show them off to their best advantage, it’s vital to care for the delicate area around them, so here’s our guide on how to age-proof your eyes with fabulous treatments and clever tips.
As you get older, the septum around your eyeball socket, which holds the eye in place, can become weaker. This can cause pouches as outer layers of fat inside the socket sink forward. These ‘true bags’ can only be removed by surgery, and the new technique is to reposition the fat cells, rather than remove them, to prevent a ‘hollowed’ look.
Puffiness that comes and goes is usually caused by fluid retention and is often more noticeable in the mornings as fluid builds up while you sleep. It can also be worse if you have allergies or are pre-menstrual. Try sleeping on your back, with your head raised on pillows to aid drainage. Avoid using oily products around the eyes, and eating salty or spicy foods.
Try using a cooling eye mask.
The caffeine in tea works as a diuretic. Put two wet tea bags in the fridge overnight, then place them over your eyes for as long as you can in the morning.
Promote fluid drainage by using your middle fingers to tap gently from the inner corners of the eyes along the lower orbital bone, out along the temples, down in front of the ear lobe, and down the neck to shoulder level.
Light gels or lotions are best for puffy eyes. Keep them in the fridge for added effect.
To draw attention away from bags, use an eyelash curler to make eyes appear bigger. Apply mascara to the upper lashes only. If you’re prone to itchy eyes or allergies, stick to fragrance-free brands such as Almay and Clinique.
The skin around the eyes is incredibly fragile, with very few oil glands, making it prone to dehydration. Tiny muscles keep the area working constantly as we express ourselves, giving rise to wrinkles. Smoking and sun are also enemies here.
Choose an eye cream with sunscreen for daytime use. Every night, apply a quality night eye cream packed with anti-ageing, nourishing and hydrating ingredients.
When removing make-up, drench the cotton pad with remover and dab gently rather than dragging across the eye.
Avoid creamy or shimmery eye shadows that may seep into your fine lines and accentuate them. Less is more when it comes to crinkly eyelids.
DIMINISH DARK SHADOWS
Dark shadows under the eyes are often caused by excess pigment, which tends to be hereditary and more common in people with olive skin tones. Medical conditions such as renal and thyroid problems can also cause dark circles, as can fatigue. When you’re tired, you become dehydrated more easily, making skin look thinner and circles more prominent.
Get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water.
Choose a cream with gentle lightening botanicals such as bisabolol and bearberry, plus capillary-strengtheners such as vitamin K and arnica.
See your doctor to check that dark circles aren’t due to an underlying medical problem.
A great under-eye concealer can work wonders on dark circles. Avoid dry formulas as they can accentuate fine lines.
Gently pat on some eye cream before applying a light coat of foundation with a sponge. Apply a liquid concealer with a fine brush to the inner corners of your eye and gently blend outwards with your fingertip. Use a soft brush to sweep up excess concealer.
Brows should be shaped to flatteringly frame the eye area, but don’t be tempted to over-pluck. If in doubt, consult a salon professional, then maintain the shape yourself. As a general rule of thumb, the brow should start above the inner corner of your eye, and if you draw a diagonal line from your nose past the outer corner of your eye, that’s where it should end. The arch should be directly above the outer edge of the iris. Brows can easily be tinted to match your hair or complexion. Tame unruly brows with a brow gel, which conditions brows while holding them in place and adding shine.