The skin around your eyes is the most delicate anywhere on your body, so it's first to show signs of ageing and fatigue. We asked Hayley Gardiner, Estee Lauder's National Training Manager, to explain why it needs special care. "Skin is 4 per cent thinner around eyes, compared to the denser skin on our face. Blood vessels are closer to the surface of the skin, there are very few oil glands, and there is less collagen and elastin to support the skin structure," she says.
This, coupled with pollution, lack of sleep, dehydration and even using face creams that are too heavy will contribute to bags, fine lines and dark circles. Using an eye mask once a week is a smart anti-ageing tool. They're packed with vitamins, botanicals and antioxidants to help protect from environmental damage, lighten under-eye circles, reduces puffiness and plump fine lines, which all improve the overall eye contour.
1. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask, $92 (4-pack)
2. Skyn Iceland Hydra Cool Eye Gels, $47 from meccabeauty.co.nz (8-pack)
3. Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask, $93 (12-pack)
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At last, a high-octane sunscreen which is light on the grease. Aesop's Protective Body Lotion SPF50 absorbs like a dream and the Petitgrain Reviving Body Gel is superb for apres-sun.
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Being a chef, much of my life is around taste, texture and aroma. So I am always carrying a good cologne - John Varvatos "Dark Rebel" is a must-have.