Picture this: It’s Thursday morning and you've just pulled an all-nighter for an important presentation. It's already been a long week (and your only motivation is getting it all done and over with 'til you unwind for Friday night that won't come soon enough). Needless to say, you need to do a quick fix for the big presentation, but the wrinkles under your eyes just won't cooperate.
1. Using your hands or a small brush, apply a small amount of primer below each eye. Rub the primer into your skin, focusing on areas with visible wrinkles. Let it dry for a few minutes before proceeding to the next step.
2. Get a concealer that matches your skin tone and apply a pea-sized amount directly on those under-eye lines. Blend the concealer in around the edges to give it a smooth, natural appearance.
3. Next, apply a light coverage foundation. Spread it around your face, particularly underneath your eyes, with a damp sponge to soften its overall look.
4. Shift the attention from the wrinkly under-eyes to the eyes themselves. Apply a dark black eyeliner on your top eyelids (not on your under eyes!) as well as some mascara. Top off the look with some smoky eyeshadow to accentuate your eyes.
While this solution is but a quick fix, we've also listed down some tips to help you prevent and reduce those pesky under-eye lines in the long run. These solutions are easy, inexpensive, and toxin-free!
Massage your face
Giving your face a good massage is not only therapeutic as a reward after a long day, but it's also actually great for your skin's condition! It can help enhance blood flow on your skin, delivering oxygen and nutrients evenly. Doctors also say that it can help improve what is known as lymphatic drainage of fluid which is the cause for facial and under-eye puffiness. So what's the proper way of massaging your face? Using a gentle moisturizing product, massage your face with a firm but gentle touch. Try to focus on the eye area to help reduce under-eye lines.
Get loads of vitamin A and C
No list is complete without going over a healthy diet. After all, what you eat directly shows on how you look. Fresh fruits and vegetables filled with vitamins A and C will help to plump your skin and make it seem to glow from the inside. These varieties are full of antioxidants for fighting free radicals. Of course, you can't expect to binge on healthy food and see less of those under-eye lines and other skin issues overnight. This kind of diet should be incorporated on your habits that lead to gradual results.
Never forget SPF
Do under-eye wrinkles have anything to do with SPF? Apparently, yes. Discoloration and dark spots aren't the only consequence of sun damage. It could also include a loss of collagen. When your skin loses collagen, it loses its elasticity which leads to the visibility of wrinkles. So like the usual drill we've all said and heard countless times, apply some good, toxin-free sunscreen on your face every time you go out. For added protection on your eye area, wear a reliable pair of protective sunglasses, which will help you stay away from UV damage while also preventing you from unnecessary squinting.
One last important thing: Apply under eye cream every night
Restore the collagen on your under-eye area by applying natural and organic under-eye moisturizer at night, as part of your skincare regimen. Zafra has handpicked some of the best toxin-free products that specifically target those under-eye wrinkles. Check them out now on the online shop!