Updated: Mar 7, 2021
Yay! We're so happy you’re here. Glad to see you love that beautiful skin of yours! Today we’ll discuss a topic that has been somewhat put on the back burner: Expression lines and under-eye bags, a real issue for most of us, right? If we could only get rid of them!
First up - we need to understand what causes those little things?
Let's start with expression lines. According to Healthline, (an American website provider of health information given by experts), as we age, our skin loses some of its elasticity. Environmental factors, such as sun exposure, and even genetics, also play a big role in how early wrinkles and fine lines start appearing in our face. So, even if aging is the most common cause, there are some other factors that contribute to getting these expression lines. Fortunately, they could be possible to avoid:
UV Radiation: Ultraviolet rays (UV) can be harmful as they break down collagen in your skin.
Dehydration: When dehydrated, your skin loses its ability to hold onto moisture and bounce back and this often displays accelerated signs of aging. Remember to always drink enough water.
Smoking: The Mayo Clinic, a non-profit, American academic medical center, reports that smoking is the strongest predictor of wrinkles. Smoking exposes your skin to extra oxidative stress, damaging its collagen and elastin.
Repetitive movement and expressions: Expressions like frowning, furrowing your brows, can also cause fine lines to develop.
Next up - bags under eyes. Before we move forward, yes, aging is a factor for under eyes bags, can’t escape that!
According to the Mayo Clinic, with age, the tissue around your eyes, including some of those muscles supporting your eyelids, weaken. Fluid can also accumulate in the space below your eyes, causing the lids and under eyes to appear puffy.
What can we use to help / prevent / prolong - all of the above?
First and foremost, DO NOT PANIC! Aging is a beautiful thing, and there is nothing more beautiful than embracing it. At Bausse Beauty, we believe beauty comes from within. Nonetheless, we are here to help!
1. Wear Sunscreen. Do you know how important is to SPF your skin?
We used to have the belief of wearing sunscreen only on beach days, but it is very well known that it should be a year-round preventive health measure, no matter your skin tone, if you stay indoors, or if it's a cloudy day!
What if you wear makeup with SPF in it? Is this enough? According to Hadley King, a board-certified dermatologist in New York, it depends on the amount of SPF it contains. "If the makeup offers broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher protection, then this is sufficient," King says. "Don't forget to SPF those non-face exposed areas, though, because you probably don't cover them with makeup."
A new trend is sunscreen in gel, such as our -It takes two to Mango Sunscreen- SPF 50. Have you heard about it? It was invented to stop oily residue in your skin or buttery white cast. According to a big number of dermatologists, one of the reasons why women stop using typical sunscreen creams in their faces is that they leave a greasy sensation, so they needed superior sun protection in a lightweight.
Gel sunscreen not only protects your skin from UVA rays and damaging free radicals, but it dries faster than others which will make your morning skincare routine better. Plus, it doesn't leave visible layers under your makeup and won't clog your pores.
Remember that sunscreen must be step 3 in your morning skincare routine!
2. Give a boost of vitamins and moisture to your skin.
You're already drinking enough water, wearing sunscreen, applying face creams every day - and you still feel like your skin needs additional love? We understand. Sometimes our face asks for extra pamper-time and that is pretty normal, since it is the one always protecting us.
How can we give it those other nutrients? A sheet mask is always a good idea! Its number one benefit is hydration, which will help your skin look healthier and radiant. But do you know how do they work?
They are made from a special paper that helps seal its ingredients and vitamins to your skin. Back in the time, Geishas used to gather plants and mixtures to put in their faces, and on top silk leftovers from making kimono gowns, to assure their skin would absorb all of the nourishing components. Nowadays, sheet masks are made with unique extracts, like our wide set of options: Honey, Cucumber, Coconut, Aloe Vera, Roses, Green Tea, Snail Slime, Avocado, Lavender, and Charcoal. Be sure to choose the best for your skin type. BTW, for better results, experts recommend the use of a sheet mask once a week.
A PRO TIP: Keep your sheet masks in the fridge. The coolness helps to lessen inflammation, flushes fluid better, constricts dilated blood vessels (which cause puffiness and dark rings to look worse), reduces pimples, soothes irritation, and increases moisturization.
3. A complement.
If you're serious about improving the appearance of your under-eye bags and dark circles, let's get to real work with this final advice.
Eye patches - are they worth it?
They are proved to be the most effective complement to your skincare routine. All you need to do is apply them at any time of the day for 15 min (with your face cleansed). These eye contour gel patches are infused with collagen, hyaluronic acid, and different main ingredients (24k Gold, Activated Charcoal, or Snail Slime). They help brighten, hydrate, de-puff under bags, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles. Remember to choose the best for your skin type.
With the power of the advice given - the sheet mask benefits, and the eye patches combined- you’ll have smooth and glowing skin ready for everything.
So there you go Bausse Babe, prep your face for what’s coming! And remember -Let’s age gracefully!
BAUSSE BEAUTY USA