Posts Tagged ‘eye care’

Do you know how to prevent under-eye bags?

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Do you know how to prevent under eye bags?

How many times have you woken up and found yourself running for your trusted concealer to hide under-eye bags? Those dark circles are more common than you think, and you’re not alone if you have trouble covering them up. However, understanding the causes of these bags may be able to help you prevent them in the future.

The Mayo Clinic states that one of the primary reasons for these unsightly circles is allergies. If you’re noticing puffiness under your eyes as well, you might want to try an antihistamine to reduce the allergic reaction. You may be surprised at how quickly this remedies the issue!

Another main cause of eye bags is your genes. Needless to say, there isn’t much that can be done about hereditary factors. However, skin tone-matching foundation and concealer can help you keep these circles a secret.

Daily Glow recommends eating healthy foods, staying active and getting plenty of sleep to give yourself the best chance to fight off this issue on a regular basis. Try to reduce your exposure to the sun and damaging ultraviolet rays as well to maintain your youthful appearance.

How do you curl your lashes?

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Curling your lashes is easy with this simple trick!By now, you probably know that curling your lashes is an essential step in completing your eye makeup routine. The curl helps to make your lashes look longer and more noticeable, and can give the illusion of wider and brighter peepers – of course you'd want that! But what's the easiest, most effective way to get the job done?

Unless you have an awesome heated eyelash curler like the Talika – Heated Eye Lash Curler, you're going to need to figure out the best technique to use with a regular eyelash curler. It might seem like the most effective way to do it is to squeeze your lashes at the base, in the middle and one-quarter of the length from the tips, but there's a better method!

According to The Beauty Department, all you need to do is invert the curler when you're gripping your lashes at the base. Just slide your curler over your lashes as usual, then gently squeeze down on them near the base of your lashes. Don't get too close, otherwise it pinches! Now rotate your wrist so the curler is upside down, then squeeze firmly for five seconds.

You'll find that your lashes are perfectly curled this way, and you can make it even better by doing one more crimp near the tips using the regular method. Then just add a coat of your favorite volumizing mascara and you're good to go!


Eye cream 101 – Everything you need to know

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Here's what you need to know about eye cream!If you’re not using a rich eye cream as part of your beauty regimen, you’re doing your peepers (specifically the skin around them) a disservice. Eye creams can stave off any beauty concern around the eyes, whether it’s dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles or puffiness. Here’s what thinks you should know about which products to pick and how to apply them.

First, you’ll need to decide what issues you’re most worried about, then choose your product accordingly. Eye cream for fine lines and wrinkles should have antioxidants or retinol listed in the ingredients. Those meant for dark circles should have illuminating particles and something like vitamin K. De-puffing eye creams will have an ingredient like caffeine in them.

Apply your eye cream in the morning and at night before putting on your moisturizer. You only need a small amount, and it should be applied with your ring finger. The delicate touch won’t disturb the fragile skin in this area. Make sure you get it all the way around your eyes, including on the lids, for maximum results. That’s it!