The Most Effective Tricks To Banish Dark Circles Forever!

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Dark circles can literally ruin your day. If you’ve got a big meeting or a special date night planned, there is nothing more annoying then applying layers of concealer and hoping it works to hide them.

Thankfully, there are a few easy tricks you can use to banish even the most difficult dark undereye circles. With these helpful tips, you’ll look bright-eyed and well-rested every single day!

Sleep On Your Back

sleeping, sleep, prevent wrinkles sleeping, sleeping for wrinkles, anti-wrinkle sleepingDo you sleep on your stomach or side with your face pressed into a pillow? Well, experts agree that this can be the reason you’re waking up with raccoon eyes. When you sleep with your face pushed into a pillow, it can put a strain on the delicate skin around your eyes and make dark circles look even worse.

To combat this easily, do your best to stay sleeping on your back. This will not only help relieve waking up with dark circles, but it will also have a huge benefit for jowl lines and wrinkles which can occur when your face is pushed up against your pillow.

Use Witch Hazel 

witch hazel, dark undereye circles, dark under eye circles, dark circles eyesWitch Hazel has been known to tighten swollen blood vessels under the eye which lead to dark circles and shadows. An all-natural ingredient, it is super effective for every single skin type, which is why its a key ingredient in our Eye Lift Serum.

Witch Hazel is totally safe and natural and is often sold as a clear astringent that you use as a toner for your entire face, or specifically for your dark circles. Another huge benefit to witch hazel is that it will help de-puff your eye area and mask sagging skin from aging. This super-powered ingredient will be the key to revitalizing your eye area and taking years off the look of your eyes.

Avoid Bad Foods

high sodium foods, bad food for skin, bad for skin foodsYou are what you eat, and it’s no shock that what you put into your body has a direct effect on how your skin looks and feels. We know the basics, stay away from lots of sugar, greasy foods, and processed foods, but do you know that some foods are going to directly result in dark circles?

Some foods are considered “allergenic” which means when you eat them, they can cause dark circles and swelling as a reaction to your body processing it. Some allergenic foods to steer clear of for bright eyes include items high in sodium and potassium. Instead, opt for healthy choices like grapes or broccoli to calm inflammation and fight darkness around the eye area.

 

These Easy Tips Quickly Combat Sagging Eyelids and Eye Wrinkles

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Nothing sparks insecurity like the moment you begin to notice your eye area is giving away your age. There are many factors that cause your eye area to age however most of them can be completely avoidable.

Knowing how to properly care for your eye area can have drastic results on your skincare journey so we decided to share with you a few simple tips to banish eye wrinkles and sagging eyelids for good!

Protect Them From UV

uv protection, sun protection, sun protection for eyes, spf for eyesDamage from UV rays can be the top reason your skin is getting wrinkled and while we keep sun care top of mind for the rest of our face, our eye area is often forgotten. The easiest tweak you can make to protect your eyes is to apply SPF protection and keep them out of the sun. You can also add an antioxidant-rich eye serum to your routine to help fight free radicals and further damage.

Sunscreen isn’t your only option when it comes to keeping your eye area away from sun damage. Opting for oversized sunglasses will help keep the area covered from the sun and a hat is always a good idea to keep your entire face wrinkle free! Whatever you do, make sure you treat your eye area as an extension of your face, especially when it comes to sunscreen.

Get Some Rest

sleep for wrinkles, eye care, eye wrinkles, sagging eyelidsThe most simple way to combat eye wrinkles and sagging eyelids are to make sure you’re getting enough rest every single day. Your eye area is delicate and reacts to exhaustion and stress by emphasizing wrinkles. This can be easily avoided by a minimum of 7 hours of sleep a night.

When you sleep, your body is able to repair any damage and can help with a whole host of different problems. You also want to avoid sleeping on your face and do your best to sleep on your back. Doing so will help avoid new wrinkles from forming while pressing skin against a pillow.

Invest In A Great Eye Serum

eye serum, eye wrinkles, sagging eye lids, eye care, eye wrinklesNothing is going to care for your eye area quite like a high-quality eye serum. Packed with antioxidants and peptides, this is your number one defense against sagging skin and wrinkles and can truly transform your eye area in only a matter of weeks.

Eye serum should be one of the last steps in your skincare routine, just before applying your makeup. Not only will regular use of an eye serum help with sagging skin and eye wrinkles, but it is also a great defense against the puffy eye bags and dark circles so many of us suffer from. If you’re looking for drastic results to your eyelids and eye wrinkles, a high-quality eye serum is the only way to go!

What Happens When You’re Using Too Much Product?

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In a recent survey, over 72% of Americans said they weren’t sure about how much product they needed to use when it came to their hair and skin routines. In most cases, customers are using too much of their products and wasting their hard earned cash.

Are you curious how much is too much when it comes to cleansers, creams, and serums? We break down how much (or how little) of each product you really need.

Moisturizing Cream

moisturizer, how much moisturizer to use, south beach skin labEveryone knows that this is the cornerstone to any great skincare routine. After sun exposure or in winter months, skin can feel dry making you think you need to slather on a lot more moisturizing cream. Sadly, using too much cream can be very harmful.

You should only be using a quarter-sized amount of cream when you’re putting it on your face. That’s all you really need to hydrate the skin and avoid clogged pores, greasy skin, and accentuated wrinkles. Using a water-based moisturizer like our Repair & Release Cream can be used twice daily to see best results and notice better hydration in your skin.

Eye Serum

eye serum, south beach skin lab, pepetides, anti-oxidants, how much product to useNot only is how much you’re using confusing but when it comes to eye serums know where to use it is just as important. When applying eye serum, you want to use a nickel sized amount and its best to apply on the top of your hand. Use your finger and gently apply around your entire eye. That includes your undereye, eyelids, and the space between your brows where your eyes meet.

Signs you’re using too much eye serum is overly dry skin, exaggerated wrinkles, and residue when applying your eye makeup. Keeping your eye serum amount smaller helps deliver the effective peptides without overwhelming this thin, sensitive area of skin. Best of all, use any excess serum left on the top of your hands and rub it in for younger looking hands!

Cleanser

facial cleanser, oil cleanser, how much cleanser to use, how much oil cleanser to use, south beach skin labSince most foaming cleansers are very drying, using a lot makes wrinkles worse, lines worse, and the tone of your skin very dull. Sadly, you need at least a few pumps of a foaming cleanser to even get your skin feeling clean.  The first thing is first, switch over to an oil-based cleanser right away since it’s far more hydrating and you only need a dime sized amount.

Using just a tiny bit of an oil cleanser will provide your skin with instant benefits. It will be softer to the touch after the first use and the product will last you so much longer, you’ll end up saving money in the long run. Even if dime-sized doesn’t seem like enough product to wash your face, you’ll be amazed at how powerful even a little bit can be!

Eye Serum Or Eye Cream…What’s The Difference And What Should You Be Using?

For most people, the eye area is one that ages notoriously fast and needs a lot of special care and generally comes down to one of two products, an eye serum or an eye cream. Just walk into any Sephora nationwide and you know that finding the right fit for you isn’t as easy a task as you would think. To help you make the decision, we’re here to give you the facts so you can make the right choice for your skin.

Eye Cream

Like any skincare purchase, your eye cream should be an investment into self-care and a product you enjoy using. Creams are usually water soluble and are usually heavier in weight. They provide a very hydrating feel but can sometimes leave behind an oily feeling which can complicate makeup application.

eye cream, eye products, skincareEye creams tend to be thicker and richer-feeling and experts believe that while an eye cream can be formulated with effective ingredients, they can be compromised easier because of the consistency of the cream. They are usually open-air jars that can attract the growth of bacteria and tend to go stale sooner as the exposure to air makes the product less effective with each passing day it’s exposed.

Eye creams can be effective but experts suggest only using one if you suffer from extreme dryness around your eye area. If you don’t, you could find that your makeup looks like it’s melting off from excess oil and you can end up with clogged pores. Eye creams are great for hydrations but may not do much for dark circles, puffiness or even deep wrinkles.

Eye Serum

Eye serums are like eye creams but thinner and lighter than their weightier cousin. Like an eye cream, it can be packed with beneficial ingredients that can reverse signs of again but what makes this unique is how your skin absorbs it.

eye serum, anti aging, skincareExperts have proven that an eye serum is actually able to penetrate your skin deeper and address issues that go beyond the surface of your skin. Expect your eye serum to be your superhero to fight unwanted issues like sagging or drooping eyelids, dark circles, and even puffiness. They also often come in an airtight package or pump meaning the product is not exposed to air giving the opportunity for bacteria to grow. They tend to have a longer shelf life as well.

Eye serums tend to blend so well into your skin that they absorb much faster than any cream on the market making it ideal for those who want a quick routine where they can apply their makeup without waiting for products to dry.

The Verdict

The big picture with eye care is that something is better than nothing so we suggest that if you have a preference between cream or serum, just make sure you’re using a specialized product that is made for your eye area.

In terms of which will produce the best result, most experts agree a serum is a far better option. Serums like the South Beach Eye Lift Serum are often able to include peptides, nutrients and other ingredients that would not function at optimal levels in a cream. An under eye serum is meant to reduce the appearance of under-eye circles, reduce puffiness beneath the eyes, restore the elasticity and minimize wrinkles, crow’s feet, and fine lines.

Do you prefer an eye cream or an eye serum? Let us know in the comments below!

This Is Why Eye Serum Isn’t Just For Your Eyes Anymore…

It seems these days the beauty industry has created a product for every single ailment on every single part of your body. When looking around your bathroom, you’re probably bombarded with half-empty bottles taking up space and cluttering your sink.

The reality is, most of us have purchased more products than we can ever use in a lifetime and some of them are so niche, you can save yourself some serious dollars by maximizing the use of the core products you already use.

Why your eye serum is a lifesaver

When it comes to dark circles, deep wrinkles and sagging skin below the eyes, but did you know there are so many other ways to utilize your eye serum?! That’s right, this powerful product that’s likely already part of your routine can help you deal with some serious problem areas you never even thought of!

The Lips

Believe it or not, your lips and mouth are aging too. Most women find that around the age of 40, they start to develop wrinkles and creases around the mouth. These wrinkles can run deep and applying your lip balm or lipstick daily isn’t helping.

lips, lip wrinkles, eye serum hackInstead, reach for your eye serum! It’s totally safe to use around the lip area (try to avoid getting it inside your mouth) and can not only help hydrate this area, but the powerful peptides used to plump and brighten your eye area will do the same for your lip lines! Pucker up to kiss those pesky lip lines away!

In Between The Eyebrows

Ever get those pesky lines between your eyebrows? They’re often caused by repeated facial expression (think about when you’re squinting outside in the garden from the sun!) and can leave deep wrinkles and lasting damage.

eye serum hack, forehead wrinkles, eyebrow wrinklesOnce you’ve applied your eye lift serum to your eyelids and under eye area, dab a small amount with your ring finger between the eyebrows. While this won’t provide an instant result, over time you’ll notice that the depth and severity of the wrinkles between your brows will improve thanks to some of the powerful ingredients in your eye serum.

Your Hands

Did you know that your hands can reveal your age even more than your face?! This easy to forget area is aging every time you’re using your hands. Not just that, but hands are often the most overlook spot for sun protection meaning those harmful UV rays are wreaking havoc on your hands and aging them quickly.

aging hands, eye serum hack, skincare tipThe wrinkle-fighting ingredients in under-eye serums can help smooth and brighten the fine lines on your hands to help them look younger. The good news is most of the wrinkles to your hands start as very fine lines which are easier to repair the damage on than some deeper wrinkles of the face.

Note:  You can use our South Beach Skin Lab – Eye Serum for all the above tips. So next time you find yourself wondering about any of these symptoms above make sure you have a bottle of it on your counter you can reach for!