Friday, July 2, 2010

Windows of the soul

We Asian have some common eye issues and they're pretty irritating!
For example:
1. Dark circles and shadows
Under-eye circles are caused by leaky capillaries, which results in blood poolng under the skin around the eye area. As this area is the thinnest and most delicate, dark under-eye circles become even more apparent.

What you can do: Apply eye cream using your ring fingers in circular motion around the eye contour area to aid circulation.

2. Oily eyelids
Similar to T-zone, eyelids can get shiny over the course of the day too, and this can cause your eyeshadow to crease.

What you can do: Try use an oil-free, water-based eye gel instead of a cream.

3. Eye bags and puffness
Too little water, insufficient rest and too much alcohol can cause your eyes to look puffy. So use an eye cream that promotes drainage and tightens the skin around the eye area.
(This is my biggest enemy!)

What you can do: Wash your face with cold water or put your eye cream in the fridge for an extra-cooling eye treat.

4. Dryness and fine lines
These aren't just by-product of ageing, they are also a result of insufficient sebum-secreting oil glands, which can caused by stress, poor diet, constant late nightsand excessive use of cosmetics.

What you can do: Never tug at skin around your eyes. Instead tap it lightly to promote circulation.

Apart from the above, it's important to massage and relax our eyes and indulge in food which are good for our eyes. Warm hands by rubbing them together and place one palm over each eye to aid relaxation. Eat more greens likc spinach, carrots and corn for eye discomfort reduction!

Have a happy eye day and a great weekend ahead!

p/s: all infor taken from July edition of CLEO magazine


  1. "Warm hands by rubbing them together and place one palm over each eye to aid relaxation" was also a way that taught by my Yoga teacher. I didn't know this is so beneficial for the eyes. Thanks.

  2. Ah... Yan, i've learned that from my yoga class too :)

    Thanks for the information, Hayley. I truely need effective cream to reduce my eye bags.

  3. Yan and Yvonne, yea, this method was taught by my yoga instructor too!
    We really should do this often, as we face the monitor for at least 9 hours a day....

  4. And most importantly is to lead a healthy lifestyle then u may look great automatically! Anyway, thx for sharing the tips :-)

  5. Dora, yea you're right! healthy diet and environment plays an important roles too! ;)

  6. Hi Hayley, can I add....don't sleep late, avoid stress, eat more tau fu, and one way of avoiding wrinkles, is exercises 76 muscles in the face.
    Wear sunglasses, avoid direct sunlight.....moonlight good, ha ha.
    Have fun and keep well, Hayley, Lee.

  7. Lee, yes correct! sleep is very important as well. and you're right, laughter is best medicine!

    Thanks for the tips!
    Take care! ^^

  8. Ohhh thanks, the dark circle tips is really useful for me!^-^ I practically look like a panda... huhuhu!

  9. Alice, I believe dark circle is a common enemy for most of us... =_=


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