Your mind might have recovered from last weekend's mayhem by now, but signs of the season's stress may still be showing on your face, specifically beneath your eyes. Once they've laid claim to your eyes, those nasty dark circles and puffy eyebags are so hard to bid adieu to! So how do you disguise those pesky buggers? With sleep—duh! But lets be honest here, who's really racked up eight hours of beauty rest the last few days? Whether caused by lack of sleep or something you've inherited from grandma, no one should ever have to suffer from this common beauty mishap. Don't sweat, we've got your back. Check out our troupe of fail-proof eye revival secrets that will literally have you looking your best.
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(+) 1: Dark Eye Circles
Nothing quite reveals the stresses and strains of modern life more than “panda eyes” – those dark circles and bags caused by lack of sleep (amongst other things). The many other reasons for tired eyes include bad diet, fluid retention, allergies and the unavoidable effects of aging and genetic factors – but there’s no need to let those bags reveal just how run down you feel.
The Eye Illuminator Program is a holistic treatment plan to uncomplicate your complex circles. Revitalift combined with Quattro Toning corrects multiple ‘eye sores’ simultaneously – dispelling dark pigment, encouraging skin microcirculation, leveling out undereye hollows, delivering a deep hydration boost to ignite a lit-from-within glow, and restoring dermal elasticity for a sparkling win as you spring across the finish line. SygmaLift utlises the patented High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU technology) that penetrates into your skin with great precisions to smooth out fine lines and wrinkle comfortably without pain. No pain, yes gain.
(+) Makeup Tip: Color Correctors for Dark Eye Circles
You’ve probably noticed that concealers no longer come in only skin tone shades. Instead, there are many different colors (green, purple, pink, yellow, white, etc.). Each shade has a specific issue they are best suited to conceal. And if you have several spots on your face that you struggle with, then understanding color correcting concealers can be a total game changer. Mastering the art of concealer has a lot to do with understanding the basics of color correction. You know how I’m saying makeup is an art form? Well, remember learning about the color wheel in elementary school art class? Way back when, we learned how colors directly across from another cancels the other out.
For instance, red is directly across from green on the color wheel. The color green will neutralize the color red, which is why green concealer works best to cover red acne blemishes. By simply referring to the color wheel, you’ll better understand how to make those annoying problem areas vanish.
Yellow (For Dark Circles with Purple Tones): Perfect for hiding purple or blue bruises, veins, and under eye circles, so it’s no surprise yellow is right across from purple on the color wheel. Yellow correctors are by far, the most versatile. Because my dark circles are truly purple, rather than blue, I use a yellow corrector to neutralize the darkness so I can use less product. Yellow corrector also makes an awesome under eye highlight when highlighting and contouring.
(+) 2: Droopy Eyes & Saggy Eyelids
|Before & After Photos of a patient after the Ultimate Eyelift Program|
Droppy eyes and sagging of the eyelids are a perfectly normal accompaniment to age. As we age, both men and women will start to lose elasticity in the skin around the eyes. Muscles also begin to relax, causing the lower eyelids to appear baggy. The effect can be worse in some people than others due to hereditary factors, excessive sun exposure or smoking.
Miracle Eye Reviver Program: Destined to put a twinkle in your eye, this 'eye-opening' program is designed to optimally tighten and lift sagging skin over six gentle little-to-no downtime sessions of collagen strengthening lasers for the upper and lower eyelids. Bid adieu to droopy eyes & saggy lids with this ultimate weapon to uncover bigger, brighter, more beautiful eyes without surgery.
(+) Other Solutions
Can we get a big "hell yeah!" for eye creams? Without them, we would be lost — wandering around hopelessly, looking just as tired as we feel. But, thanks to these potions, our puffiness, fatigue, and dark circles get to be our little secrets.
Due to a combination of late nights and poor sleep habits, we've had more than our fair share of opportunities to test out puff-reducing, bag-demolishing eye creams. Now, we're not naive enough to think that a tube of cream alone can fix fatigue. No, it comes down to a combo of an out-of-this-world product and some serious application know-how
(+) Chai Liquid Gold Eye Illuminating Serum: New in the market, this super silky and light eye serum is carefully formulated with anti-aging argireline and ritzy gold particles that synergise to give your dull and tired eyes a complete makeover. Sparkling, smooth and youthful eyes are just a few drops away.
(+) Cold Spoon: Leave two clean teaspoons in your freezer for puffy mornings: simply press them against your eyes for a few minutes. (Just make sure you rinse them in cold water first.
(+) Tea Bags: Drop two tea bags (unprocessed green or black tea is best) in a mug of hot water for a minute, let cool to a safe temperature, then apply to eyes for three minutes. The natural caffeine in the tea will immediately help constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling.
(+) Cold Cucumbers: Placing cold, fresh-cut cucumbers on your eyes may seem like a chick flick cliché, but the practice does work! The vegetable has natural astringent properties that help to constrict blood vessels and the cooling sensation will help to de-puff.
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