Your eyes aren’t just a window to the soul, they can also be a telltale sign of aging! To begin with, the skin around your eyes is incredibly thin and can easily be damaged by any number of things including habitual rubbing, constant tugging while applying eye makeup, lack of moisture, one too many sleepless nights, and most commonly the natural loss of collagen with age.While I believe that age is just a number, I do want my eyes to reflect my enthusiasm and spirit, not the number of candles on my birthday cake.If you aren’t already pampering your peepers with all the TLC that they deserve, it’s time to seize the day with these savvy eye beauty tips to put the twinkle right back where they belong, keeping your eyes looking bigger, brighter and more youthful looking for as long a time as possible.
Keeping in mind what constitutes a pair of beautiful, youthful looking eyes that charms, commands attention and seduces.
Get ahead with Moistur-Eyes
Supermodel Kendall Jenner is not taking her youth for granted when it comes to skincare, those alluring eyes included.
Well known in the industry for her superb, #nofilter collection of IG uploads, one of Kendall Jenner’s top beauty mantra to live by is “Never touch your face, never pick your face and wear eye cream”.Caring for the skin around your eyes is a delicate process as it is thinner and more sensitive compared to the rest of the face. It tends to be the first place to show signs of aging, therefore it’s never too early or too late to start using suitable eye-care products to slow down or reverse the effects of peri-orbital aging.
For all the eye-perfecting goodness the modern day Venus ever needs, either as a SOS rescue agent from one too many a sleep-deprived night or as a pre-party perk me up ritual, the SW1 EMERALD OIL Vitamin-enriched Anti-aging Eye Treatment is a medically inspired, pharmaceutical grade product that is truly a one stop wonder. Packaged in a slick pen with a rollerball tip for convenient storage and easy application, it is formulated with certified organic coconut, chamomile and jojoba oil that work in tandem to awaken and brighten the delicate under-eye areas. This preservative-free energy drink for “les yeux” is designed to gently hydrate without the feeling of grease nor ‘heaviness’ of eye creams, softening and smoothening undereyes’ fine lines, smiley crinkles and Crow’s feet wrinkles. EMERALD OIL is certainly ‘eye-deal’ for those who set sight on how to fake a full eight hours sleep, to ensure “total peepers perfection” that make heads turn for all the right reasons!
For those dying for an intense boost of hydration to resurrect dry and tired looking eyes, Revitalift Eyes is the go to treatment for celebrities looking to shine bright on the red carpet. With a series of virtually painless microinjections of natural hyaluronic acid, Revitalift helps build up the undereye skin by promoting collagen growth and improving skin hydration to improve upon fine lines, dark eye circles and volume loss, restoring the lost youth in your peepers. Results are evident after a single session, with a series of 3 to 6 sessions done at regular interval ideal for optimum outcome.
Lighten up those darned circles
Only Wednesday Addams can get away with dark circles and #iwokeuplikethis with legions of followers adoring her look.
Unless you are Wednesday Addams or Kungfu Panda Po, no one is going to look good with dark eye circles. Dark circles tend to add years to one’s actual age, making your eyes appear smaller, tired and sickly looking.Choosing the correct type of concealer and using it right will do wonders in camouflaging your dark circles to pull a fast one. Choose a lightweight creamy concealer that glides on smoothly without excessive rubbing, paying close attention to the areas where your eyes meet the bridge of your nose as these nooks and crannies tend to have the darkest circles and tend to require a tad more attention.
Our undereye are riddled with a web of tiny capillaries which can become leaky. As red blood cells from these capillaries seep into the surrounding skin, a dark discoloration is formed when the haemoglobin in them are being broken down.With this in mind, medical aesthetics treatments based on these scientific findings are giving dark eye circles a one way ticket to obscurity.
“The Eye Illuminator Program tackles dark eye circles for more youthful looking peepers by engaging the synergistic effects of Revitalift Eyes and Quattro Toning” Says Dr Chua Han Boon senior medical consultant with the SW1 Clinic (formerly from The Sloane Clinic). “Revitalift illuminates under eye area with natural hyaluronic acid while Quattro Toning utilizes laser waves to improve blood circulation and break down excessive dermal pigmentation while stimulating the deeper layers of the skin to repair the fragile collagen and elastin networks of your undereye.”
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Hollows no more
Dermal fillers and autologous fat transfer are two of the most requested procedures to deal with hollowing of the undereyes
Sunken eyes also go by other names such as “tear trough hollows” or “under-eye hollows. Commonly a result of aging, most people will begin to notice sunken eyes by their late 30s and early 40s or when there’s dramatic weight loss over a short period of time. As we aged, we lose fat and bone density around our bodies including our faces. There is also a decline in the supporting structures that hold everything together, diminishing collagen stores with thinning of the overlying undereye skin, giving rise to undesirable undereye hollowing.
Dermal Facial Fillers made of naturally occuring hyaluronic acid can be safely used to correct undereye hollowing to improve upon its appearance. Due to the thin skin of this region, very soft fillers should be chosen to avoid lumps. More severe undereye hollows may require deeper filler placement if a “tenting” effect is desired, in which case, a choice of slightly harder fillers would be appropriate in these cases. Gratifying results are achievable in the correct hands, but it takes a fair amount of skill, patience and experience to treat this delicate area satisfactory, making the choice of physician of utmost importance.
Baby Face Restoration fat Grafting is a process whereby your own fat is harvested from your body, then purified to extract the young fat cells. The latter is then injected through a series of carefully placed facial microinjections to restore and replenish your face’s lost youth and vitality, including undereye hollowing. It is usually done under local anaesthesia, but patients may also choose to have light sedation. This is an extremely well-tolerated procedure, and one of the benefits of fat transfer is that latest innovation led to improvements of long term survival of grafted fat.Many patients find that the results last many years with some even reporting them as permanent.
When bedroom eyes become a tad too heavy
They might be immortalized by a song no doubt, but even Bette Davis eyes can’t escape the ravage of Time.
Very often, the upper eyelid skin droops down with age, and bedroom eyes are no longer sexy when they are a tad too heavy! The levator muscle is responsible for lifting the eyelid and as you aged, that muscle can stretch and, as a result, cause the eyelid to fall.Coupled with the lose in elasticity of the surrounding skin around the eyes, you’ll be cursed by a tired looking droopy gaze 24/7. Some are worse off than others due to hereditary factors, excessive sun exposure or smoking. However, if you develop droppy eyes suddenly or over a short period of time, it’s probably wise to seek a doctor’s opinion. Known medical conditions such as stroke, thyroid disease and myasthenia gravis, a nerve disorder can present as unilateral or bilateral ptosis, the fancy name for droopy eyelids.
Neogen Plasma Eyelift engages cutting edge nitrogen plasma technology to tighten and lift the eyelids and undereye area. At completely customizable settings, it delivers precise, controlled pulses of energy which creates uniform tissue heating at a depth which stimulates the remodelling and regeneration of collagen.One of the key selling features of NeoGen is that it’s entirely safe to use around the eye area which is often known to be tricky to treat effectively. It offers all round periorbital rejuvenation without any risk to the eye, and is best done in a series of sessions as part of the Miracle Eye Reviver Program with alternating sessions of SmartX Lite Eye treatment. NeoGen does not cause vaporization or charring of the skin at the time of treatment, and as the treated skin’s surface is not breached and remains intact, it is possible to cleanse and wear makeup immediately if so desired, allowing patients to return to their routine activities of daily living with minimal disruption.
A non-surgical eyelift to restore your gaze
Iggy Azalea, Linda Evangelista & Gwyneth Paltrow have all proclaimed Thermage as one of their most loved anti-aging treatment to help maintain their youthful looks in a non-surgical way.
Plagued with crepey, wrinkly eyelids and eyebags but not quite scalpel ready for a surgical blepharoplasty? Thermage Eyes is probably your next best bet, a viable non-surgical eye lift that tightens, lifts and smoothens your eyes to buy you valuable time in the race against aging. By engaging patented monopolar radiofrequency or RF waves as a source of energy, Thermage penetrates deep into the skin to stimulate your body’s natural renewal of collagen, resulting in skin tightening and contouring while keeping the surface skin at a significantly lower temperature with an in-built cooling system to prevent overheating and possible heat injury.Thermage is more an investment type procedure than an instant fix, as the skin tightening effects of Thermage are hardly immediate but improve over time. This is one procedure you should plan ahead if you want to impress at an important social event, to bid adieu to droopy eyes and saggy lids, and say hello to bigger, brighter and more beautiful peepers, befittingly labelled as “windows of thy soul”!