Published on June 16th, 2016 | by Yashodhara Ghosh
Eye Care Tips
Here are a few simple steps to ocular health and beauty of your eyes.
So when your eyes meet (with your boss? that special someone? Mom-in-law?), make sure that what they see is a perfect set of peepers, framed prettily with lush lashes, and crowned by a beautifully shaped set of brows. Making it hard for them to look away is not as hard as you think. Our optical organs are not just what we see the world with – they are what others first see in us.
Don’t worry your lashes. Their roots are weak, and a slight tug is enough to dislodge them.
- If you use eye lash curlers often, be very gentle with the contraption, holding it still when you pass your lashes through them.
- If mascara is your go-to beauty product, remember to go back to your eye-makeup cleanser at the end of the day. Mascara considerably stiffens your lashes, making them brittle and prone to breakage.
- If you’ve run out of makeup remover, Vaseline or face cream is a good substitute. Use a cotton ball to dab lightly, and then make a single clean sweep to get the product off. Clean out the residue with a Q-tip.
- It goes without saying that it’s sacrilege to do your eyes before first washing them and patting them dry. But it’s not just enough to cleanse your eyes; cleaning out your eye-makeup kit at regular intervals is also a must. Replace your mascara as often as your purse strings allow you to, especially in rainy weather, as germs can proliferate in the liquid. Try to minimise exposure to the elements as much as possible, fixing the cap as soon as you have finished applying.
- This is the season of maladies, so if you’ve got the dreaded pink eye or a stye, start with a fresh set of make-up when you start using products again. And never, ever, share eye liner or mascara.
We’ve all been there, cringing through days of shaggy, unruly eyebrows. But taking care of them is easy.
- Brush them with a small brush every day to keep them shapely, and rub in some olive oil to make them soft and smooth. If you want them thicker and more lustrous, rub in some castor oil before bed time every night.
- When the stray ones appear, bring out your tweezer and pluck them gently. Save this ritual for right after your bath, when your pores are open, and the follicles weak and yielding. Pulling in the direction of the hair growth will also make things easier and fuss-free.
- While tweezing out a few stray strands here and there is fine, it’s a good idea to leave it to the experts to sculpt them into shape. But remember to give them some basic instructions, to avoid disasters: the brows should taper towards the end, and should be longer than the eyes.
- Try to avoid an unnatural arch: ask for a slight angle, to add sharpness to your features. Also, emphasise that you do not want narrow, over-plucked brows. I speak from experience when I say that beauticians often tend to get carried away with their desire for complete symmetry, and leave your robust brows looking thin and paltry.
Up, down and around
- The skin around your eyes is thinner, drier than that on the rest of your face, which is why the wrinkles first appear here. So it’s imperative that you give it some extra TLC.
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