Aging can cause under-eye circles, but so can genes!

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Eyeshadow colour

Beauty insight…

Eyes are considered to be the jewels of our body. It feels good to polish them with an eye-shadow but do you sometimes wonder why a certain eyeshadow is not looking good on you? Maybe because the colour that you have chosen is just not right.


People make this mistake often by using the same eye-shadow colour as their clothes. You can choose a colour to compliment that with the colour of your clothes but never match it entirely. Remember that the colours, which suit others, might not necessarily suit you.


Contrary to the belief, you should never match your eye-shadow with the colour of your eyes. For example, blue eyeshadow on blue eyes will just make it look dull. This does not mean blue-eyed colour people should not use blue eyeshadow. They can use it as long as they blend in other complimentary colours to make it more vibrant or neutral. Also, make sure not to put the exact same eyeshadow colour as your eyes on the area of the lid right above your iris. Try to apply that colour either on your crease or on outer corner.


The general rules for choosing eyeshadow for different eye colours are the following:


Brown & Hazel eyes: Brown eyed people are pretty lucky in this regard as they can experiment with the most number of colours. From amber, slate grey, charcoal, copper to lavender, violet all suit brown eyes. Even eyeshadow shades like khaki, olive, dark brown and yellow shades like gold work well with brown eyes.

Blue eyes: Pink, orange, peach, purple, coral, wine, gray, black undertones tend to emphasize blue eyes more. Also silver eye-shadow works really well with blue eyes unlike with brown eyes. Avoid any eyeshadow with blue-green undertones.


Green eyes: Eye-shadow with red undertones like burgundy, maroon and colours like apricot, peach, plum, gray pops out and compliments the green of the eyes more than any other colours.

This wheel will give you a fair idea of what colour you should opt for. Basically, find out your eye colour in this wheel and just see the colour placed on the exact opposite of that colour. For example, right opposite green is placed different shades of plum and magenta which is what suits green eyes more as mentioned.


Don’t limit your creativity to only the colours listed. These are no strict rules to follow but if you are an eye makeup beginner these guidelines will help you choose and decide which colours will suit you more than others.



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Dr Hazem Kahlout
Ms Maggie Walsh

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Aging can cause under-eye circles, but so can genes…

She tried every concealer on the market, from cheap drugstore brands to French products sold in exclusive department stores. She started wearing glasses all the time (though she doesn’t need them) because the frames covered her under-eye shadows. Although she swore she would never get a facelift or other cosmetic procedures, she made an appointment with an experienced board-certified physician, well known among the fashion set.

Goldman had little fat or collagen below her eyes, so the purple facial muscle was visible beneath the skin. Her doctor said that genes are not solely responsible: alcohol, smoking, quick weight loss, lack of sleep and dehydration are also factors. But the biggest culprit is aging, leading to thinning and sagging.

The doctor said Goldman was a perfect candidate for Restylane, which for $1,800, would minimize the circles for as long as a year. With fear and hesitation, Goldman assented. The under eye area is ultra-sensitive to pain and Goldman reported to Marie Claire, “Those ten or so pricks of Restylane stung like rubber bands snaps.” Further, she didn’t see any difference after the procedure. She was sent home with ice packs and the soothing cream made with horse chestnut extract. (Arnica tablets, available in most health food stores, also reduce the swelling).

Tear trough and undereye bags

The pain threshold for these injections varies greatly from one woman to the next, from an annoying pinch to a deeply burning sensation. But the biggest pain can be poor planning. You see results with most fillers immediately, but muscle relaxers may not take effect for about two weeks. So, if you’re getting Botox for an event, be sure to schedule your injection at least two weeks ahead of time. Further advice is that a “so-called” lunchtime procedure may not be wise. You will be in and out of the doctor’s office in 20 minutes; however, you may depart the dermatology office with red bumps and black and blue marks at the injection site. It’s a good idea to book your appointment for the end of the day.

Strong advice

The strongest and most adamant advice Redbook offers is: “You must go to a registered doctor.” There’s a lot that can go wrong. If not injected deeply enough in the skin, fillers can cause lumps, which may require enzyme injections to shrink. If the practitioner injects you with too much Botox, you can wind up with a frozen face, overarched brow or droopy eyelids.

Brighter and Healthier

Once the swelling subsided, Goldman felt that she looked exactly the same, only brighter and healthier. The shadows aren’t totally gone, but much fainter and virtually invisible with concealer.

Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero are only one way to deal with dark under-eye circles. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there are other treatments that can provide improvement. Lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can correct this problem if the darkened appearance is due to eyelid “bags” that cause shadowing, or due to fine wrinkling and bunching of the skin in the area directly below the lower eyelids, called the “tear trough.”

Other Remedies

If surgery does not completely solve the problem, a chemical peel or bleaching solution to the area may help. If you want to address your own under-eye circles, be sure to make sure your injector is qualified and is working out of an accredited facility. Being in a registered doctor’s office is usually a good start.


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How to get rid of blackheads…

We know that blackheads are not something you want on your face – ever. The word alone is not a pretty one. The longer blackheads go untreated, the more they expand your pores, and the longer they stay expanded, the bigger your pores become.

Blackheads or comedones are basically the same as whiteheads, except for blackheads have an oxidized fatty deposit. And when fatty deposits are oxidized, they turn dark. So they’re called blackheads. When they’re not oxidized, they’re called whiteheads. Blackheads differ from other pimples because they are open, and not enclosed by a layer of skin like most spots or pimples.

With the help of a few tricks we will help you get rid and prevent blackheads.


Properly cleanse the skin, preferably with a soothing cleanser, which will help treat and prevent blackheads. This will both act as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.


Use an oil-free moisturizer, preferably including Hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate the skin and always use an SPF during the day, especially since you’ll be exfoliating your skin often as part of this process.


Exfoliating is one of the best remedies when it comes to minimizing the appearance of blackheads. You can use cleansers, brushes and sponges to gently scrub away plugged pores. Probably the key element is baking soda, as it is an ingredient that is often used in microdermabrasion which as a method of exfoliating, can aid in minimizing blackheads when done regularly. Mixed with water, baking soda can be used to create a gentle scrubbing paste. Alternatively, you can use apple cider vinegar instead of water, which has astringent and anti-bacterial properties and will similarly clear out pores.

Do a Mask

Twice a week, do a clay masks as they are great for oil control. They work by drawing out excess impurities (dirt, oil and sluggish dead skin cells) out of our pores. Like with microdermabrasion, it needs to be done on a regular basis for best results.

Retinol and Glycolic Acid

The best way to break down oil in clogged pores is by using Vitamin A derivative Retinol or combination peels containing salicylic acid. It is lipophilic (attracted to fat/oils) and concentrates at the surface of the pore to dissolve the plugs. Consistent use will prevent the blackheads before they form and help clear existing pores. Additionally, glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid which is derived from sugar cane, helps clear dead skin and debris on the surface. These two work well in tandem.

What NOT to DO

Be careful with the products you use for your face as well. Stay away from products that are too creamy, rich or heavy. They are more likely to clog up our pores causing blackheads. This applies with your makeup as well go for oil-free makeup. Also avoid using products that’s too harsh or drying. When our skin is stripped of moisture, it produces more oil to make up for the lost moisture and again – it can lead to blackheads sprouting.

It may take everything in your power, but the worst approach is to squeeze blackheads. This can make skin inflamed, infected and even cause scarring. Be careful not to use any sharp tools on the skin. Leave that to the professionals!

I hope these tricks were helpful, good luck!

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