The eyes are the window to the soul, but as we get older their frames tend to take a turn for the worse and dark circles, wrinkles, drooping lids, and puffiness become the order of the day! Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way; there are numerous tips and tricks you can employ to ensure that your eyes look younger and more beautiful than ever.
Show Dark Circles the Door
As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity and becomes thinner, which can lead to visible blood vessels and dark circles that make you look like you haven’t slept in a week. Luckily, it is easy to hide panda eyes by using a good makeup brush to apply a yellow-based concealer to the area before you apply your usual foundation.
Thicken Your Lashes
If you want your lashes to look as full and thick as they did when you were 15, use an eyelash curler. Pump your lashes 3-5 times and repeat the process once more for a great curl. Follow up with a liberal dose of your favorite lash thickening mascara, and it’ll look almost like you’re wearing falsies.
Banish Drooping Eyelids
If your eyelids have started to droop, it could make you look older and more tired than you actually are, which means you need to take action if you want a more youthful look. One thing you can do is apply an ice cube to your lids – the coolness will tighten up the skin for a while. If, however, you want to do something more permanent, you could look into upper eyelid surgery, which will solve the problem forever in most cases.
Fill in Your Eyebrows
Eyebrows often get thinner as you get older, which might make plucking easier, but it can also have the effect of aging your eyes and the rest of your face. So, next time you’re shopping, pick up an eyebrow pencil and use light, feathery strokes to fill in the area. Just be sure to take your time to ensure you fill both brows evenly to avoid looking like a bad circus clown!
Cover Crow’s Feet
Crow’s feet are perhaps the biggest indicator of older eyes and many women make the problem worse by trying to hide them with heavy coverage makeup, which only serves to highlight the wrinkles. What you should actually do is apply a concealer under the outermost third of your bottom lashes, and along with a highlighter, cream applied below the lines, to make them less obvious.
Treat Your Eyes to Tea
Most of us have tea bags in our kitchen, which is good news for our eyes, which can instantly be boosted by the application of a soaked tea bag to the area. The natural caffeine in the bags serves to shrink down any puffy areas and minimize the appearance of blood vessels and dark circles. Just be sure to leave them on for at least 15 minutes.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with embracing your natural self if you want to, but the above tips will help you to show them off in their best light so that their beauty truly shines through.