What to do with dark, baggy circles under eyes and fine lines?
Let’s start with fine lines, moisturize with a good quality eye cream. Application: apply cream with ring finger, work cream gently from outer corner in circular motion towards the nose and over over eye lid. Always gentle when working around the eyes. Well worth the money investing in a great quality eye cream!
Dark circles…definitely not enough sleep contributes to it. But did you know certain nationalities dark circles are heredity? Asians, Middle Easterns, Italians and darker skin complexions because low iron count usually contributes to dark under eye circles. Have your iron count checked.
Under eye bags…sometimes certain medications cause fluid built up, kidneys not functioning at optimal level, traveling, dehydration, all of that may contribute to bags under the eyes. Solution: use eye cream while performing lymph drainage during a facial will aide in removing fluids and re-hydrate the orbital area.
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One of the most common questions is: “My skin is so dry, what should I do?”
This question makes my eyes twinkle!
Is it dehydrated or dry skin?
What is the difference?
During the winter months when indoor heat and outdoor cold air, lacks moisture, causing our skin to become dry. #Dryskin lacks moisture on the top (epidermal) layer of skin, over a period of time may cause rough, uneven textured, unhealthy looking skin. Additionally, skin may become dull, overly sensitive, itchy, noticeable dryness, fine lines becomes more apparent with dry flaky patches of skin. If this is your skin, make sure to use a gentle exfoliant to remove flaky skin and hydrate with an appropriate moisturizer for your skin. Why exfoliate? Exfoliation remove layers of dead skin cells sitting on the surface that creates a barrier, prevents skin from breathing, and skin care products from penetrating. Over time causes dehydration in the dermis layer. If acne prone, the layers of dead skin may actually increase breakouts because it’s blocking the skin’s ability to breath. Makeup application is not able to glide on skin smoothly. A person may actually look older then their actual age since the skin lacks the hydration.
Over an extended period of time dry skin may become #dehydratedskin, from the lack of moisture and nutrients underneath the top layer of skin. Dehydrated skin feels dry, skin may look dull, blotchy, tight, may have deep wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, jawline, around the lips and forehead area. Over a period of time dehydrated skin will break down collagen and elastin which may cause premature sagging skin.
Keep Skin Hydrated
After cleansing and exfoliated skin, apply an appropriate serum for your skin type. If uncertain which serum is best for your skin, seek an experience professional to diagnose your skin type to recommend the best serum for you. Apply your serum first, as serums have smaller molecules, it’s highly potent, that’s what you want to penetrate into the dermis for the intense hydration. Apply an appropriate day or night time moisturizer.
Sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish between dry and dehydrated skin, I highly recommend seeking an experience professional to show you the difference between the two skin types. Pair up with your professional to work out treatment plans and home care regime to protect, re-nourish and rehydrate your skin.
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