As we get older, the skin around our eyes thin and then we develop crow’s feet, dark circles and puffiness. Our eye area is the first area of our skin that shows our real age. Treasure your eye area.
Direction for application of products to your eye area is crucial: I have been doing this for the last two months and it works! Always inward on the bottom of your eyes and outward on the top of your eyes. Use this direction when applying or removing anything to and from the eye area.
Under eyes: Move from the outside corner of the eye, inward towards the nose. Above the eye: Move from the inside of the nose, outward towards the temples. You will be going in a clockwise direction around your right eye, and a counter clockwise direction around your left eye.
Sleep on your back, slightly elevated to assist with lymph drainage that occurs overnight.
Eye massage: Our tear ducts’ functions, which move fluids away from our eyes, slow down with age. Massaging the eye area stimulates the glands and assists to move fluids away.
How: When you have your cleanser on your face, use the same movement as when you apply your products (for below the eyes and above the eyes) with your ring fingers and circle 5 times around your eyes. After you have made 5 circles, start making small circles, with your ring finger, while tracing the larger circles. It should feel like you are drawing flower petals around your eyes.
Benefits of an eye massage:
- You will notice an improvement to your fine lines in your eye area when you use gentle pressure to massage your eye area when cleansing your face. It is like exercise for your eyes because it tones the many small muscles around the eye area that cause the formation of lines. I have really noticed an improvement!
- Assists to move the fluids that build up while we are sleeping out of the eye area, therefore assists with puffiness.
- Strengthens the blood vessels that tend to be weaker in the eye are, which causes dark circles.