3 Tips To Revitalize Your Tired Eyes

Fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. If it’s not one, it’s the other or it’s all three! The eyes are an area of concern for most of us, here we take a look at look at non-invasive techniques to tackle this lackluster outlook.

Cocktail Hour: Ingredients To Look For

Typically, the eye area is the first part of the face to look a little worse for wear, because the skin there is especially thin and more prone to the lines caused by daily facial expressions and sun damage.  Treat lines around the eyes with a moisturizing eye formula that contains: Antioxidants, Vitamin C and Retinol.  Ferulic Acid is a plant-based antioxidant that enhances properties of other vitamins for healthy skin and supplies sun damage protection. Retinol helps smooth wrinkles and lines. While increasing moisture and elasticity. Licorice Root Extract lightens and is an anti-inflammatory to play down puffiness. Vitamins A, C, and E that are potent antioxidants that prevent collagen breakdown. Cucumber Extract cools while moisturizing, conditioning, and soothes. Arbutin lightens dark circles. Pearl Powder acts as a natural light reflector.

The Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum combines two powerful anti-aging ingredients into a non-irritating formula for use on the entire eye area, including eyelid. Ferulic Acid actually boosts the proven anti-aging benefits of Retinol while brightening, reducing puffiness, firming, and tightening.

Orbital Dab : How You Should Apply

To get the best effect from any of your anti-aging skincare, it’s important to always cleanse (removing all makeup like mascara, concealer and eyeshadow!) prior to applying a product so the ingredients can best penetrate into the skin for maximum absorption. After cleansing and fully removing all eye makeup, apply an eye product – remember to dab, not rub – round the delicate eye area from underneath to arch, it’s 360 orbital degree application.

Special Attention: Treat With Care

Eyes are the window to your soul after all. In fact, it is the thinnest skin on your face, so around the eye area is prone to breakdown of collagen and elasticity at an accelerated rate.  This thin skin is extremely vulnerable to sun damage and wrinkling as well as sensitivity issues. The skin can be more easily irritated and may be more vulnerable to products that are too strong such as a face product. There is a paradoxal need for a specially-formulated serum or cream that is both strong, yet gentle.

Doctor’s Tip: For best results, Dr. Gross recommends using an eye cream twice a day; once in the morning (underneath sunscreen) and once in the evening before bed (when the skin repairs itself).

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