Back to the issue of crows feet.
Most of yesterday’s blogpost remedies require a significant financial commitment that doesn’t always work with a girl’s budget. Or they take a little time to kick in. So what can the girl on the go do right now to make a difference?
Here are 4 Skin Care and Makeup Tips to help hide your fine lines and wrinkles.
1. Use a really good, extra hydrating eye cream.
Chances are your eye area is dehydrated.Every morning use an eye cream. Choose an eye cream that contains Hyaluronic acid, (which will use moisture to plump up the skin, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles) as well as antioxidants such as green tea or idebenone.
Apply it with your ring finger (the ring finger will create the least amount of dragging on that delicate skin around the eye) and start from the outer corner, working your way in.
Never pull or wipe the skin, always be super super gentle!
Give it at least 2 minutes to absorb into the skin before putting anything else on.
Before you begin applying makeup use a facial SPF product, and make sure you get it on your crows feet (without getting it in your eyes!).
2. Use a Silicone Based Primer
Smooth the primer not only over your T zone and cheeks, but also up through your crows feet. Keep it sheer and blend it in.
Primer will act like caulking, and help fill in the lines. It will also help the makeup you’re about to put on to stay in place.
Silicone particles are spherical, and bounce light off them selves, and in the process diffuse the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Use A Light Hand With Makeup!
Getting heavy handed with your makeup through the area will only make your crows feet look worse!
Instead use a silicone based foundation like FACE Atelier Ultra Foundation, gently working a small amount through the area with your fingers. Blend it well, and keep it sheer. FACE Atelier Ultra foundation won’t need powder, but will set on its own, and look luminous and beautiful.
NOTE: Avoid Like The Plague: matte foundations, oil free/dry finish foundations, crushed mineral foundations and any heavy concealers. They will all make the lines around your eyes look worse!!
Sidenote: Use a cream blush, working it into the cheeks and blending it well. Cream blushes make the skin look dewy and fresh, and will help create the illusion we are after! Powder blushes sit on the surface of the skin, making it look dry. By virtue of being right next to your eye area they will make your lines and wrinkles look more pronounced.
4. Do Some Nighttime Repair Work
First up use a good eye makeup remover, and gently remove all traces of the day’s makeup.
Next apply an eye cream that again is super hydrating, but that also contains retinol (proven to work on fine lines and wrinkles). Alternatively use a free standing retinol product as well as an eye cream.
Retinols can take a little getting used to, so if its your first time, use gradually – every 3rd day, working up to every 2nd day then daily.
Final note: drink more water and get more sleep. Both will help your eyes to look less tired and your skin to look glorious!