It is often said that the eyes are the mirror of the soul. This phrase, borrowed from Cicero, conveys the significance attributed to one's gaze. This is heavily dependent on lifestyle and can be marred by the appearance of dark circles, bags or wrinkles. Discover 3 tips to refresh and brighten your gaze.
3 ways to refresh your gaze.
- 1. Cleanse the area around the eyes
- 2. Apply suitable treatments for the eye contour area
- 3. Massage the eye contour upon waking
1. Cleanse the area around the eyes.
The eye contour is one of the most sensitive areas of the body and is virtually unprotected due to the near absence of hydrolipidic film on its surface. Therefore, it is extremely important to daily remove pollution particles and makeup that accumulate in this area. These are indeed likely to hinder nocturnal cellular regeneration and further dry out the skin by clogging the pores and thus limiting the skin's natural self-hydration. This could contribute to the appearance of bags, wrinkles and other signs of fatigue. Nighttime is indeed an important moment for the body and skin, where cells and tissues actively regenerate.
To prevent these discomforts and refresh the gaze, we advise you to use a gentle makeup remover each evening, suitable for the eye contour. Apply it on two cotton pads that you will place on your closed eyelids before lightly rubbing. It is imperative to make gentle movements so as not to crease the skin and further weaken it. Formulated without surfactants, our bi-phase makeup remover respects the delicate balance of the eye contour while effectively removing impurities. It incorporates in its formulation chamomile hydrosol (INCI name: Chamaemelum Nobilis Flower Water), sweet almond oil (INCI name: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil), and rice bran oil (INCI name: Oryza Sativa Germ Oil), natural ingredients that allow it to soothe and hydrate the skin while promoting its regeneration.
2. Apply suitable treatments for the eye contour area.
A fresh look also involves preventing signs of fatigue or skin sagging. Indeed, the eye contour area, being very thin and lacking in support fibres, is subject to multiple concerns: dark circles, bags, wrinkles, dehydration fine lines... To prevent them and take care of your eye contour, we advise you to rely on a treatment that allows hydration, protection, drainage, and toning of the area.
Proper hydration, provided by active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, aloe vera or macadamia oil , indeed helps to strengthen the skin's protective barrier and limit water loss. It is also beneficial to opt for a treatment rich in antioxidants, molecules that have a protective effect and fight against free radicals and their negative effects. Moreover, since the microcirculation around the eyes can easily be disrupted, regular drainage, provided by caffeine or cornflower hydrosol for example, is recommended. Finally, to strengthen collagen and elastin fibres, it is beneficial to tone the area with active ingredients such as retinol, bakuchiol or Q10, molecules whose tensing properties have been scientifically demonstrated.
We offer several eye contour treatments at Typology, tailored to various concerns. Thus, our caffeine eye serum is particularly suitable for reducing dark circles and bags, while our Q10 eye contour cream helps to hydrate the area and prevent wrinkles. Another interesting treatment is our tinted under-eye concealer. In addition to providing natural coverage for your eye contour, this 2-in-1 treatment contains caffeine, cornflower hydrosol, and niacinamide, designed to stimulate microcirculation, protect the eye contour, and reduce dark circles and bags over the long term.
3. Massage the eye contour upon waking.
This practice involves performing gentle daily massages around the eye contour. In addition to providing a gentle awakening, they offer several benefits to this area. When performed regularly, these massages can reduce the appearance of signs of fatigue, such as dark circles and bags, and prevent their occurrence. Indeed, circular movements promote the lymphatic circulation, which improves the drainage of toxins and waste and prevents their accumulation. Light tapping, on the other hand, stimulates the blood circulation and prevents the stagnation of blood pigments, which can give a bluish colour to the lower eyelid. This also helps to oxygenate the tissues and provide a healthy glow. Gently massaging the eye contour thus helps to smooth the skin and has a decongesting action. To do this, start from the eyebrow arch and make circles up to the temples, passing through the orbital hollow of the eye. Then lightly pinch the skin in this area before tapping it.
Thèse de Sabrina OKOMBI. Recherche et étude de molécules à activité antityrosinase et leur utilisation comme agents dépigmentants en dermocosmétique (2005).