EASY ON THE EYES
COMBAT SIGNS OF SKIN AGEING AROUND THE EYES WITH THESE EASY TIPS, PRESENTED BY THE BODY SHOP.
Picture this: You squint while reading messages from your mobile phone, and soak in the sun’s rays as you walk down the street. At the same time, you’re bombarded by free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke and car exhaust fumes. Add habits like blinking up to 10,000 times a day and tugging the skin as you apply and remove eye makeup, and it is no wonder that ne lines appear as early as in your 20s.
Such stressors weaken skin functions; your skin’s renewal process also slows as you age. The skin’s functions thus become sluggish, repair works slow down, and it becomes weaker and more susceptible to internal and external aggressors like stress, free radicals and UV rays. These elements damage the dermis – the layer where fibro-blasts produce collagen to keep skin firm and bouncy – robbing your face of its firmness, elasticity, smoothness and clarity.
Feast Your Eyes
To boost skin renewal at the eye contours, supercharge the skin with THE BODY SHOP DROPS OF YOUTH EYE CONCENTRATE,
$49.90 (10ML), a pre-serum. This lightweight serum for the delicate skin around the eyes contains stem cells of the edelweiss – a resilient plant that nourishes through harsh winters and blazing summers – to get the skin’s renewal rate back on track. In this way, it is believed to strengthen the skin’s regenerative functions, leaving you with a smoother, brighter eye area. It also moisturises with babassu oil. Applied before your usual eye serum or eye cream, it gets skin into its best condition so that the skincare that follows can produce optimum results.
Go Up Against Sagging
THE BODY SHOP POMEGRANATE FIRMING & REFRESHING EYE ROLL-ON, $48.90 (10ML), leaves skin feeling tighter and rmer. The lightweight, anti-ageing moisturiser softens the look of wrinkles and keeps the eye area well hydrated.
Brighten Eye Contours
with THE BODY SHOP MOISTURE WHITE SHISO 2 IN 1 BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM, $44.90
(15ML). Enriched with a natural brightening complex powered by the shiso plant, this helps to minimise an uneven skin tone, and leave it looking clearer and more luminous.
Plump Up Fine Lines
Opt for skincare with antioxidants to counter wrinkles.
Try THE BODY SHOP VITAMIN E EYE CREAM, $30.90
(15ML). The vitamin-rich, moisturising formula ghts free radicals with h shea butter and rose hip p oil, , and plumps up skin. Also check out the e gentle and fragrancefree THE BODY SHOP NUTRIGANICS SMOOTHING EYE CREAM, $38.90 (15ML), which reduces the look of ne lines and leaves the delicate eye area supple and smooth.
In the Blink of an Eye
Use makeup primers suitable for the eye contours to help ll in ne lines. Try THE BODY SHOP INSTABLUR
EYE, $24.90, which has marula oil and spherical powder to moisturise skin and blur lines. It doubles as a concealer with its yellow pigments that hide dark circles and redness. You can apply this before your usual foundation. If you need more coverage to even out your skin tone, dab on THE BODY SHOP ALL-IN-ONE CONCEALER, $22.90 – it transforms from a smooth cream to a powder
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Tip: Be Lighthanded
Use light pressure when removing eye makeup. Soak a cotton pad with a makeup remover like THE BODY SHOP CAMOMILE GENTLE EYE MAKE-UP REMOVER, $19.90 (250ML), and hold it against your skin for a minute before swiping off your makeup. Suitable for those with sensitive skin as well as contactlens wearers, it contains moisturising camomile oil too.