|The Secret of Youth: It’s In the Eyes|
|Written by Shannon Mann|
Makeup, health and cosmetic tricks for timeless eyes
It’s so unfair, isn’t it? The more we smile, spend time in the sun, go dancing late at night with our friends, or do anything fun in life, the more our eyes begin to show our age. When the good times catch up with us, there are some things we can do to reduce the appearance of those inevitable changes to keep us looking rested and relaxed – without surgery.
Twenties and Thirties: Natural Beauty
We deal with a large number of bridal clients who often allow a number of bad habits to build up and create tired eyes. Lack of sleep, poor diet, dehydration, and stress leading up to the wedding can create eyes that don’t sparkle as they should. At this age, a few natural solutions are all you need:
In your twenties, these tips are pretty much all it takes to keep your eyes sparkling and young. Of course, all of these tips should be kept up throughout your life – but you may need to add a few tricks to your arsenal as the years roll by!
Late Thirties and After: Tricks of the Trade
Let’s get real now! Between running a business, raising children, and running a home, I don’t have time to do all of the above (even though I wish my life was so Zen!), so I have to rely on a few cosmetic tricks that keep the tired eyes at bay:
Natural beauty and makeup tips can go a long way to keep the look of ageing eyes at bay, but the next steps take it further with semi-permanent cosmetic procedures.
Botox is a semi-permanent way to give yourself a slight brow lift, and is also a great way to get rid of crow’s feet when you smile. In my mid-thirties, I have noticed that when I smile, my brows are starting to lower, making my eyes appear smaller, and crow’s feet appear on the outside corners of my eyes. Using Botox helps you avoid these problems when you smile, can prevent crow’s feet altogether, and keeps your eyes looking more open and bright.
Lash growth products are a great way to add volume and length to your eyelashes, which begin to thin and break as we age. Latisse is a prescription medication used to grow longer, fuller, darker lashes. It promises to double your lash fullness in 16 weeks. A one-month supply costs about $100 to $120, so the 16-week course will set you back over $400. There are possible side effects from this medication, so discuss this product with your doctor if you are interested.
Aging is inevitable and our eyes are a marker of the passage of time. However, with these natural beauty, makeup and cosmetic tricks, you can keep those windows to your soul bright, clear and full of life.