Thursday, 27 June 2013

Here comes the sun

The sun is finally starting to come out, and we need to protect our eyes. After all, you only get one set. So what can you do to ensure your peepers stay in perfect condition?

1. Use eye cream. Morning and night. Any one will do. The main things you should look for are moisturisation (naturally), to help bust any dry skin around the eye area, and more importantly, an SPF, to protect against ageing and sunburn. I like the eye creams by Avene and Elizabeth Grant - but any pharmacy or department store will be able to advise you.

2. Use an SPF. While many products (including eye creams) do contain SPF, it's still not quite as good as a proper sun cream. The good news is that alongside sun creams intended especially for the face, there are also sun creams intended specifically for the eye area. Try the following:
  • Orlane Paris Soleil Vital 25 Sun Block Stick Lips and Eyes
  • Shiseido Sun Protection Eye Cream
  • Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Cream (white tube)
  • ISIS Pharma Light Eyes High Sun Protection
  • Avon Anew Solar Advance Eye and Lip Sunscreen
  • Lancaster Sun Beauty Stick Eyes and Lips
  • La Prairie Ultra Protection Stick Eye, Lip, Nose
  • Guinot Yeux Anti-Ageing Sun Protection
  • Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Sun Damage
3. Use an eye primer. While many women sensibly avoid makeup at the beach - it's good to give your skin a break and the heat and sea water often make makeup run anyway - I can't blame anyone for wanting to look brighter around the eyes. You may as well stay protected into the bargain, so look for an eye primer with SPF. And for those of you who do wish to wear makeup to the seaside, these should keep your eye makeup in place too.
  • bareMinerals Well Rested SPF 20 Eye Brightener
  • Larenim Eye Colour and Primer
  • bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer
  • Laura Mercier Eye Basics
  • Laura Mercier Eye Canvas
4. Get glasses. Sunglasses are an indispensable accessory - not just for fashion, but to protect your eyes so that you can carry on seeing beautiful sights for your entire life. Happily, most brands cover both, providing on-trend styles in conjunction with quality protection. Brand Alley's flash sale (on until Sunday 30th June 2013; Ray-Ban sale until July 2nd) currently sees many major brands on sale at up to 70% off, including Agent Provocateur, Chloe and Fendi. Currently browsing to see what I can get my mitts on :)

Have a great weekend, folks, and enjoy the sun :)

No comments: