Turn Around, Bright Eyes!

Rejuvenation for your eyes won’t involve Bonnie Tyler

Do eye creams work? Yes. Do moisturizers work? Yes. And so do plenty of water, sleep, and sun block. But the fact of the matter is that these daily ways of tending to the skin around your eyes won’t hold off Father Time forever.

A lot of people think that because Botox relaxes or temporarily paralyzes muscles, it would lead to sagging or drooping if used for the skin around the eyes. The reality is that our faces are made up of muscles that are in a constant tug-o-war with each other, and by relaxing those muscles that pull down, a lifting effect can be achieved. Hence, the Botox brow lift.

Have under-eye bags and creases? You don’t necessarily need a surgical eye lift. It’s possible in many cases to knock out this problem with laser fillers. Strategically injected, these can have amazing results that really do mimic eye surgery.

If you’re worried about creping skin around your eyes, skip the Botox. Laser skin resurfacing is an option, but it’s definitely not a first line of offense. Better to start with mild chemical peels and Retin A products. Both can be quite effective in this battle.

A trip to the skincare specialist may not be what you have in mind. If you’re looking for some quick and easy techniques, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • A good brow wax can brighten the eyes by opening up the arch above them. Many people call a brow wax a non-surgical eye lift!
  • Thin or sparse brows should be filled out and defined with a brow pencil, because framed eyes look brighter. Visit a quality make-up counter for a lesson, because this is definitely an art.
  • A little highlighter dabbed under the arch of the brow gives the illusion of brightness.
  • Invest in some Lumiere Bio-Restorative Eye Cream. Many, many, many of our clients love this stuff for dark circles and puffiness.