Sensitivity around the eyes can be caused by fragile skin. Fragile skin is easily irritated. It can become puffy or sunken thereby magnifying fine lines and wrinkles.
It is important to protect and nourish your eye area, therefore, make sure to use using proper eye care products and application.
Here are some tips to help you relieve sensitivity around the eyes:
If you already using eye care, add an extra dab of Contour Eye Lift(dry/mature), or Eye Restore (combo/oily) after applying moisturizer for an added barrier.
Ensure you are only applying on the ocular bone using your ring fingers in a dabbing motion.
Use eye care in the morning and at night. However, if the skin around the eyes feels extra dry, apply once more in between morning and night.
Keep products in a cool dark cupboard or fridge for added soothing effects.
Ingredients that work.
Keep an eye for the following ingredients when choosing your eye care.
Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory properties therefore, it helps stimulate the immune system, protecting the skin from adverse effects of oxidative stress including photoaging.
Vitamin K is used to prevent the effects of circulatory problems, for instance, dark circles, redness and broken capillaries.
Haloxyl stimulates circulation, helps reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles.
DIY Eye Massage to relieve sensitivity around the eyes.
Promoting blood circulation.
Blood circulation in the face supplies oxygen to the muscles and skin that helps reduce the appearance of dark circles.
The RELAX facial includes all the essentials of classic facial procedure. It starts with a steaming session and light extractions. After that, a nourishing mask packed with anti aging nutrients is applied. The facial ends with a relaxation-face/shoulder/arm/hand massage, and moisturizing paraffin hand-dip.
Keeping the wrinkles away.
In conclusion, using gentle products with active ingredients will firm and protect your eye area. In addition, promoting blood circulation will help keep away fine lines and wrinkles. Above all, book your spa visit to dérmica!
At Dérmica, we take precaution to ensure your waxing service goes smoothly. Your waxing technician will gather some medical history information to confirm that your waxing service can be performed safely.
Waxing Contraindications- Medications
ACCUTANE– you must wait 12 months after last use before your waxing service.
Prescription acne medications– consult with a physician before booking your waxing service. Skin may remain compromised for 6-12 months after use.
Moisturizers or creams as they are often called, are considered a core essential when it comes to a daily skin care routine. Along with the varying formulations and brands available, we also have the option of day and night cream. Let’s talk day vs night cream and find out what makes them unique to their time of day.
So, what is the difference between the two?
The focus of a day cream is to hydrate and protect the skin against environmental damage. Day creams are typically formulated with humectants such as hyaluronic acid that help boost hydration and prevent moisture loss. They will also feature natural antioxidants and UV protection to guard against oxidative stress and sun damage. They tend to be lightweight formulas that wear well throughout the day and under makeup.
Oily Skin |
Glo Skin Beauty Oil Free Moisturizer – lightweight formula offers a healthy dose of hydration and won’t clog pores. Ideal for oily or combination skin.
Glo Skin Beauty Oil Control Lotion – hydrate and prevent oil build-up throughout the day with this unique moisturizer perfect for even the oiliest skin types. Ideal for very oily/acne prone skin.
Night creams are your treatment moisturizers. They contain high concentrations of reparative ingredients and moisture. These powerful formulas are not ideal for day wear as sun exposure may compromise the effects of the product. The consistencies may also be thicker and therefore do not wear appropriately under makeup. Night creams deliver their results while you sleep.
When comparing day cream and night cream we can say that your day cream will sustain results and protect the skin, and your night cream will deliver a higher dose of active ingredients and therefore faster results or benefits.
Have you ever considered what you would do in the event that your favorite lash artist moved away? Or if you became part of that small percentage of clients that begin to experience irritation? Or the unthinkable….a pandemic put a halt to ALL your beauty services?!?
Well if you haven’t considered the alternatives to lash extensions , or you would like some tips on how to groom and treat/repair natural lashes post lash extensions, read on.
We need a break….
Lash adhesives and techniques have really come a long way since their early days. Reputable Lash Artists will use quality products and proper techniques to ensure your lashes are matched to the appropriate length/thickness to avoid damage while suiting your needs.
Although all precautions may be taken on both your artist and your behalf, extended wear and tear can alter the natural growth. A break from your lashes will help strengthen them up and restore before your next application.
Keep ‘em clean…
Keeping your lashes clean is important for proper lash extension care as it allows absorption of lash serums and natural moisture. Build-up on the lashes is also prime feeding ground for harmful bacteria that cause styes.
Use gentle eye makeup removers to break the bonds of your product and lift away build-up.
Follow up with a gentle foaming wash. A gentle facial cleanser or a lash foam and cleansing brush gets right down to the lash line. If you are choosing to use a brush, use soft pressure and small circular motions.
For lash extensions, use only if approved by your lash artist.
This process leaves your eyes feeling refreshed and makes for a squeaky-clean start to your makeup application.
**TIP** Stick to a gentle eye makeup remover if you have sensitive eyes.
Our picks for lash cleansing:
Glo Skin Beauty – Gentle Makeup Remover. This light formula removes even the most stubborn makeup and a little goes a very long way.
Glo Skin Beauty – Gentle Cream Cleanser Don’t be fooled by the name, this mild formula melts rights into your skin leaving a hydrated and clean surface.
Lily Anne – Eyelash Foam Bubble Wash ($29.90). This fine foam soaks right down to the base of your natural lashes and extensions leaving them clean and intact.
Lily Anne – Lash Cleaning Brush ($7.90) These soft bristled brushes are made specifically for the sensitive eye area and strip lash cleansing.
Treat and hydrate…
Keeping your lashes hydrated and enriched with nutrients will help prevent premature breakage and treat dry brittle lashes. Much like the hair on our head our lashes also benefit from added moisture.
Lash conditioners feed the hair strands with specialized nutrients that encourage new and longer hair growth. The lashes are able to rebuild and strengthen for better application in the future. Most conditioners are also compatible and recommended for use even with lash extensions.
Our top pick for lash conditioning:
EyEnvy – Lash & Brow Conditioner($69.95). Users report results in as little as 2 weeks with no side effects. The product is simple to use and can last months on end!
Keep in mind that if you have stray lash extensions hanging around, do not pull or cut them off. Contact your lash artist for recommendation for proper removal.
Hope this info helps ties you over until your next lash appointment!
*If you have other questions regarding lash care or other beauty matters, please submit your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. We may feature your questions in our next post!
What is the difference between waxing and dermaplaning?
A FINE DIFFERENCE…
Waxing, unlike dermaplaning, is not able to pick up the very fine vellus hair.
Vellus hair is typically about 2 shades lighter than the natural hair colour or has no pigment at all. It’s really fine and has been eroding over the years through friction so its really hard for the wax (unless it is a specialty wax) to pick up these hairs.
Also, waxing, although there are great formulas used in waxing services nowadays, there is still that minor trauma caused to the skin. That tug that happens isn’t always the greatest in really sensitive areas such as the eyes, the mouth, and the nose. While it does provide a bit of exfoliation, it does so in a really uncontrolled manner so there is a lot more chance of injuring the skin.
THE BRIGHT SIDE…
Dermaplaning delivers a very fine and detailed exfoliation surpassing the level of exfoliation delivered by waxing. For this reason, dermaplaning results is a brighter and even complexion.