Walls And Circles Under The Eyes

Old age also plays a major role in this. Velthuis: 'The fat under your eye is held in place by a connective tissue gun. This shot becomes slacker when you get older . Add gravity to it, and the fat sinks to the front, creating a wall.

When people complain about their bags, they usually talk about circles: the dark color under their eyes. Velthuis: 'In a circle we talk about the groove under the shore, the ditch. This is dark in color. This color can be genetically determined, but also because of a lack of moisture under the eye. For example if you have a shortage of fluid in your body. Or because your fluid management is confused for some reason due to illness or poor sleep. This makes the skin thinner under your eyes, and you look through the skin, as it were. Then you see the color of the gray bone of your skull, and the bluish blood vessels: that is the circle.


Fortunately, you can do something about your dark circles: sleep well, drink plenty of water and drink little or no alcohol or caffeine , so that you retain enough fluid. In addition, it helps to not smoke, and to eat varied and not too salty.


There are many 'remedies' on the internet that would oppose circles under the eyes. For example, by placing cold compresses or ice on your eyes. Velthuis: 'This may cause your circles to shrink due to the cold, and thus appear smaller. But after fifteen minutes that effect is gone again, because then you will not stop the cold. '


Wet tea bags and cucumbers on your eyes would also help to bring in fluid. Velthuis raises his question here: 'Those cucumbers might help. But as far as I know, there is no scientific evidence for this. In my opinion, the tea bags can only cause irritations. '

Hemorrhoid ointment

King of the 'wonder remedies' is a striking find of Hollywood, which is often used by stars and top models: hemorrhoids ointment. According to Velthuis, this is certainly a way to (temporarily) counter your circles. Only in the longer term this can only make things worse. 'Because', says Velthuis, 'hemorrhoids ointment irritates the skin a bit. That causes a swelling under your eyes, so your skin is less thin, and the dark color for a few hours away. But if you use this every day, you will get eczema and skin will flake and damage.

Finally, we are thrown out with serums, creams and moisturizing sticks from the major cosmetic brands that would attack dark circles. This can help, but according to Velthuis, hooks and eyes are also involved: 'Because these substances contain a high concentration of fruit acids, tissue is created, making it more difficult to look through the skin. But I do not recommend using it every day, as many people do. You can use it a few times a month to see if your skin can resist it. Then you can use it more often. In any case, you should not mix different creams, because you get eczema or hypersensitive skin. '

Fighting ramparts

Fighting ramparts is another story. Contrary to what many people think, walls only consist of 10% moisture. The rest of the shore is filled with fat. Dr. Velthuis: 'You can partially massage this fluid away. You push your fingers from your nose to your cheekbones, in the shore. In this way you push the fluid into the lymph tracts, which then drain it. '

Getting Ready For Your Permanent Makeup Session

Once you are certain that you have found the perfect permanent makeup technician, it's time to schedule the appointment. To avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort, there are several things you can do ahead of time to make sure your session is as comfortable as it can be: Schedule your permanent makeup session two weeks after your menstrual period. Women can experience heightened sensitivity to pain during certain times of the month, and the time after your period is when hormones are least likely to interfere and lead to extra discomfort and bleeding.

Avoid caffeine and alcohol for 48 hours before your session. Caffeine and alcohol can both lead to mild dehydration and subtle swelling that can both lead to increased discomfort during your session. Drink plenty of water the day before your session. Proper hydration will help your skin to respond best to the application process and minimize bleeding.

Decrease inflammation with ibuprofen. Popping a dose of an anti-inflammatory pain reliever like Motrin or Tylenol one hour before your appointment will help minimize discomfort and prevent excessive swelling after the makeup has been applied. If something stronger is desired, talk to your primary care physician about a dose of a prescription painkiller for the occasion. If you take a prescription pain pill, be sure to have a friend drive you to and from your appointment.

Ensuring the Best After Care

After your permanent makeup session is complete, you will probably be very anxious to get home and have a close look at your new face in the mirror. Be aware that what you see immediately following your application of permanent makeup is nothing like the finished result that will slowly reveal itself in the coming weeks. Your permanent makeup will appear very dark and nothing like what you were hoping, and this is perfectly normal! In the coming days, the darker parts will dry and slowly chip off, revealing the beautiful color you've been dreaming about.

Just because the application process is finished doesn't mean that you are done! Proper after care is very important to maximize the beauty and lasting ability of your new permanent cosmetics:

Keep your permanent makeup moist and hydrated at all times with a topical ointment rich in vitamins A and E. Do not use antibacterial ointments like Neosporin or Bacitracin, which can dry out the delicate skin and lead to poor results. As tempting as it might be to see what is under that heavy initial coating, don't pick at your permanent makeup. The skin underneath will be undergoing an important healing transformation that takes time and is worth the wait. Expect swelling, especially with permanent eyeliner. Eyelids will swell significantly and it may be difficult to open the eyes fully for the first day or two. Some women find that a dose of Benadryl helps with the inflammation, as well as ibuprofen for the pain and the swelling.

Permanent makeup is an exciting and rewarding experience! With some careful research, planning and proper after care, you can help to ensure beautiful and lasting results that have the potential of giving you years of enjoyment. Be sure to follow up with your permanent makeup technician for touch-ups after two weeks so that she can see the finished product and make any needed adjustments. Extend the life of your permanent makeup by wearing sunscreen and covering your face if you use tanning beds (the UV rays can alter the color of your permanent makeup). Enjoy easier mornings and round-the-clock beauty that doesn't smear or fade with the magic of permanent makeup!