Tired eyes can give away much about one’s age and wellbeing — sometimes too much.

“With age there is a loss of structural support that can make lines and loss of elasticity much more evident, ” plastic surgeon Anh Nguyen, of Dr Anh MediSpa and Wellness Centre, says.

Apart from being some of the thinnest and most delicate skin of the body, the eyes work overtime, blinking an average of 15 to 20 times every minute.

“Out of all the muscles in the body, the muscles that control your eyes are the most active, so naturally, the area is the first place to show signs of ageing, ” Suzey Luong, owner of Vanity Box Beauty Ateliers, says.

Hydration is vital, as is avoiding eye products that are too heavy or irritating.

“When the skin of the eye is dehydrated, its fine lines become more visible, ” Tegan Hall, spa manager of Bodhi J, says. “A good analogy is a grape turning into a sultana.”

As with all skin concerns, maintenance begins at home. “Use a specialised eye cream daily to keep the skin hydrated, less puffy and to diminish dark circles, ” Mrs Luong says. A heavier, creamy one for night and a lighter serum for day are ideal.

Get to the spa for these top treatments:

1.Pevonia De-Stress Eye Wrinkle Treatment: $59, Museo Salon & Spa, Mt Lawley. 9371 2299. This multi-tasking collagen-infused procedure smoothes under-eye wrinkles while tightening the skin of the eye contour.

2. LPG Endermolift non-surgical eye lift: $100, Keturah Day Spa, four locations: keturah.com.au. Micro-massage drains dark circles, combats puffiness and increases collagen and elastin production in the eye area. This treatment is ideal for plumping fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Dermal Eye Rescue: $65 at Nature’s Hideaway, Bedford. 9275 3986. If it’s puffy, tired eyes you’re suffering from, try this soothing eye rescue which includes a facial pressure-point drainage massage.

4. Sodashi Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Eye Treatment: $90, Bodhi J, Wembley. Petite rose quartz crystals are used to gently massage around the eyes to restore tone, remove tension and reduce fine lines. Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Eye Creme is applied under a mineral-rich mask. This luxurious treatment also incorporates Ayurvedic healing traditions. 9387 5152.

5. HydroPeptide Eye Treatment: $80, Vanity Box Beauty Ateliers, vanitybox.net.au. Designed to combat wrinkles, crow’s-feet and eye puffiness, this treatment uses crushed pearls to instantly brighten dark circles.

6.Bye Bye Puffy Eyes: $189 at Onyesha Spa, 9306 8335. The Spectrum Contour machine plumps skin and reduces fine lines before an infusing thermal mask to reduce puffiness, bags and dark circles.


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