The Eyes Have It

We blink approximately 10,000 times a day.  Our eyes are fragile as they are 3-5 times thinner than the rest of our face making it prone to noticeable fine lines and wrinkles. Having a busy lifestyle can result in stress, lack of sleep and fatigue which also play apart in effecting our eye contour appearance. That’s why it’s essential that we use the correct eye product and application method to achieve and maintain the results we desire.

The dos on how to apply your eye care:

  1. Use a rice grain amount of eye contour cream-less is always more
  2. Apply your eye care over and around the occipital bone (see image)
  3. Use your ring finger with light circular movements to apply your eye care product. Small circular movement or tapping is a perfect way to apply.
  4. One key point to remember when applying your eye care is not to overload the area with product as this can cause irritation and puffiness.

Suggested home care tips:

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Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and LipsUnique 2-way formula that loosens the grip; then speeds the departure of the most persistent eye makeups, mascara and lipsticks. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers, works on all skin types.

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Caudalie Anti-wrinkle Eye and Lip CreamWinner of Natural Health International Beauty Awards 2015, this double-action gel-cream reduces dark circles and smoothes the area around the eyes and lips. The Polyphenol and Vitamin C anti-oxidant, anti-wrinkle formula instantly tightens, smoothes and moisturises. The effective formula is enriched with Matrixyl 3000 and fern, horse chestnut, liquorice and witch hazel extracts. Apply: morning and evening, add a small amount around eye contour and lips.

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Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate: Effectively reduces lines, brightens giving eyes a younger look. Contains a potent concentration of Pure Vitamin C 10.5%, known for affinity with skin and powerful ability to improve the appearance of ageing skin. Also, contains Haloxyl which strengthens soothes and brightens the eye area, helping to eliminate dark circles. Apply: small amount with fingertip along the orbital bone and under eye area, pat gently without pulling the skin.

D.I.Y Caffeine the Eyes: When applied topically caffeine constricts blood vessels thereby reducing puffiness, making it an ideal topical treatment for flushing out dark circles and puffiness. Simply take 2 caffeinated tea bags, put in hot water for a few minutes before squeezing the extra fluid out place them in the refrigerator. Once cool, apply chilled tea bags to eyes for 5-10 minutes. I tried this myself and I have recommended this to my clients, it leaves your eyes energised!

Our eyes speaks volumes about us, they’re the windows to our souls, so why not put the spark back and let the love shine through your eyes.

About the Author

London’s go-to prestigious beauty therapist. Fere is renowned for her bespoke non-invasive facials, tailor made and adapted to the needs of each and every client. She now counts more than 30 years experience and a wealth of beauty knowledge in her endless pursuit for the body beautiful. Fere & Hasti is founded by mother and daughter duo. Hasti Parangi, Fere’s daughter also offers bespoke facials and also practices holistic healing. The two talents make Neville hair and beauty, 5 Pont Street, Belgravia SW1X 9EJ an unrivaled one-stop to wellbeing and younger, brighter, beautiful skin. Follow them on instagram @fereandhasti and check out their website at www.fere-hasti.com