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1. DEEP WRINKLES
Sadly unavoidable, wrinkles are just part of life. Your skin has less elasticity the older you get. For existing deep wrinkles try the Polyfilla from grooming products Tri-Aktiline. Acetyl hexapeptide-3 helps prompt skin’s rebuilding mode and boosts natural collagen, while avocado oil and shea butter plumps out wrinkles and fine lines. The results are immediately noticeable. Tri-Aktiline R395 selected Edgars
2. FINE LINES
UV rays and harsh climatic conditions speed up the process of premature ageing. Regular moisturising with an under-eye serum will help delay the early onslaught of wrinkles. Clarins Men Undereye Serum R325 Edgars
3. TIRED AND PUFFY EYES
Increasing moisture in the eye area will dramatically reduce the effects of stressed eyes after a big night out. Try Lab Series’ innovative rollerball applicator for a revitalising and soothing effect. Lab Series Instant Moisture Eye Gel R210 Edgars
4. DOING IT NATURALLY
The tender skin around your eyes , where the tissue is thinner and less resilient, is especially delicate. If you prefer using organic products try Dr Hauschka’s certified organic range. It’s rich in natural plant oils that nourish, protect and firm your skin, while refining fine lines. Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream R446 Tocara Skin & Body Science
5. DRY, SCRATCHY EYES
Replenish the humidity levels in your eyes and the surrounding areas with an eye spray rich in vitamins A and E. Dry eyes may be caused by environmental conditions, air conditioners or computer strain and can also affect contact lens wearers. Tears Again Eye Spray R120 Clicks
6. ALOHA ALOE
Pure gel extracts from the aloe plant are rich in sugars, amino acids and mineral trace elements, which hydrate and soothe the skin. This gentle and natural formula helps prevent premature ageing and is great for everyday use. Plus it’s Proudly South African. Simply Aloe Soothing Eye Gel R65 Simply Aloe
Bags: Mostly a genetic condition, bags under the eyes can also be caused by fluid retention. To make them disappear, gently massage the bag outwards from the eye or try sleeping with your head slightly elevated. Products: Keep your eye products in the fridge.
Quick fix: There’s method in your girlfriend’s cucumber-on-the-eyes madness after all. Cold compresses, whether teabag or teaspoon, applied to puffy eyes show improvement in minutes simply because colder temperatures reduce swelling.
Dehydration: Overindulging with booze or drinking too little water can also cause puffy and swollen eyes. The only way to remedy this is by conscientiously drinking more water.
NB: If your eyes remain irritated, red or puffy for more than a few days be sure to see a doctor or eye specialist.