Did you know that the first signs of aging show around your eyes?
Well, I did, and it’s one of the things I feel very passionate about. First of all – you need an eye cream. Second – you need to read this post I wrote about skincare for eyes (it’s not a very long post, since taking care of your eyes is pretty simple).
But to get to the point of this post: I have noticed aging around my eyes. I don’t have any wrinkles, yet, but there’s one thing I’ve noticed that is pretty unfair. And the thing is that, when I wake up, my eyes don’t. Gone are the days when I just arose in the morning, splashed some cold water on my face and instantly looked fresh and awake. Long gone. Now my eyes are puffy, tired and in need of a holiday. They no longer recover from the lovely time I get to spend by the covers, by just, well, doing nothing.
But I have found something, that works for my tired eyes and actually helps the puffiness – a lot! A product, that is my eye cream, but also my lifesaver. And that is Clarins’ Multi-Active Eye cream. It’s an eye cream-gel, that has a metallic applicator tip, that you can use to massage the cream in. It’s also brightening with illuminating pigments in it. So if you’re not wearing any makeup, the eye cream reflects light and makes your eyes appear brighter. It’s a masterpiece, so to speak. The best thing about it is obviously the metallic applicator, which I use to massage the puffy out of my eyes. I also like the texture of this cream and it does a great job at moisturizing my skin.
Here is how I use this product. I don’t do this massage routine every single morning, but I do some of the moves or a quick version of it almost every single day.
The other eye product from Clarins seen in the photos is the Mission Perfection Yeux with an SPF 15 and a tint in it. So it hides dark under eye circles better, but for me the color was a bit too dark.
Eye massage for tired or puffy eyes using Clarins Multi-Active Eye cream
- Apply tiny dots of the eye cream around the eyes, and blend with long swipes.
- Gently press on the point shown in the photo, keep it still for a few seconds and relax. For me, this is one of the places I feel headache and pressing it helps.
- Gently press and pump on the points shown in the photo. This is called ‘lymph massage’ and it helps the natural circulation and movement of toxins and fluids through the lymph ducts (it helps bloating, puffiness).
- Gently stroke the eye area in the directions shown in the photo.
- Do small circles around the eye as shown in the photo.
- Finish the massage with long swipes around the eyes.
Do each of these steps 2-4 times.
I can guarantee you’ll see some results by doing this massage! Let me know if you end up trying it – or if an eye massage already belongs to your routine?
*This product was sent to me as a pr-sample.
P.S. Happy Midsummer! Let’s hope the weather is good. But if it’s horrible, then.. well, then it is. Let’s still enjoy ourselves! I’m gonna at least spend a ridiculous amount in a sauna, that we’re renting (gotta get your money’s worth!), eat soy sausages and have a glass of sparkling wine (okay, two).