They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Well, if that’s the case, the goal of this week’s blog post is to make sure your eyes don’t look like a four foot window wearing ten foot curtains.
We tend to think of taking care of our eyes down the road; in other words, we rarely think about preventing wrinkles around our eyes and instead, tend to freak out once they’ve made an appearance. Our challenge is two-fold: first and foremost, we need to start being physically nicer to the skin around our eyes, and secondly, we need to start giving them a little TLC.
Use your ring finger!
We’re not kidding when we say you need to start being physically nicer to your eyes. The skin around our eyes is significantly thinner than anywhere else on our body; it is with this reality in mind that our skin does not respond well to activities like “waiffing” “pulling” “tugging” or “yoinking.” To prevent your participation in the afore-mentioned activities we recommend resorting to your ring finger. By design, this finger isn’t very strong and as a result is the perfect utensil for applying eye cream, moisturizer and makeup. WE SAID NO YOINKING!
It’s time to buy eye make-up remover. It just is.
If you wash your face in the shower and get out looking like a raccoon – we just want to know what your next step is. . .seriously. . . ?
The racoon eyes are especially apparent in the summer when we, more-often-than-not, use waterproof mascara – that shit doesn’t leave without a fight. The solution here is not to wash our eyes repeatedly, effectively drying out the delicate skin around them and no doubt “yoinking,” the solution is the science of eye-make-up remover. Don’t ask us how it works. . . it just does.
We love the Sephora brand “Waterproof Eye Makeup remover with Cornflower Extract” - its gentle formula is safe around our eyes and doesn’t leave an excessively oily residue that makes us want to vomit. To use, apply a generous portion on a cotton pad, and gently, *GENTLY*, rub in an inward direction. WE SAID NO YOINKING!
Truth is, eye cream is a good idea.
As a part of your regimen, we strongly encourage you to work an eye cream into your daily routine. We love “Total Truth VITAMIN C Eye Cream” as it’s equipped with an SPF (super important) and is formulated to not only prevent the onset of wrinkles, but minimize existing ones – what can we say, laughing makes wrinkles and we’re not sorry.
Apply this cream at the same time you apply your facial moisturizer for the day. Be sure to use your middle finger, and extend the coverage all the way to the temple. This formula is also super concentrated, so a little goes a long way!
We don’t care if you wear your sunglasses at night, but you best be sporting those during the daylight hours.
If laughing causes wrinkles, then squinting is like laughing on steroids – the same results, just that much faster. Always be sure to carry a pair of UV protectant sunglasses with you – primarily, they’ll help with the whole squinting thing, secondarily, they’ll prevent sun damage to the delicate skin around your eyes. Side note – be sure to have SPF on the rest of your face; no amount of eye makeup remover can help raccoon eyes like that.
Cucumbers: not just a delicious vegetable!
Actually! The science of putting cucumbers on our eyes isn’t just something they do in the movies – it’s a legit thing! Cucumbers naturally have a lightening effect and can contribute to a lessening of dark circles under your eyes. Beyond that, they’re comprised of ascorbic and caffeic acid which naturally bring down the water retention in your eyes, resulting in less swollen looking and puffy eyes! As if that wasn’t enough – cucumbers are high in silica and antioxidants, translating as an excellent anti-aging potion! Apply cold cucumber slices to your eyes for about 15 minutes – you’ll have to lay down – also an excellent excuse to take a load off!
H2 we told you so.
We’ve given you the whole water lecture before and we don’t want to get all preachy – but dehydration is bad news bears for our under eyes. As the skin is exceptionally thin, the effects of dehydration are exponential – being outside in the heat, as well as drinking beverages like coffee and alcohol promote dehydration. We’d never go so far as to tell you stay inside or not to drink the sweet, sweet nectar that is a glass of wine or an Americano, but we will tell you to make sure you’re balancing these activities by drinking lots and lots of water!
SON OF A BITCH, WE SAID NO YOINKING!