Eye Spy: In conversation with Stafford Braganza of Lancôme India
Stafford Branganza, National Make-up Artist of Lancôme India
In letters to their younger self, most women express regrets at not having taken care of their eyes. We do hope your letter finds a more positive expression. So we spoke to Stafford Branganza, National Make-up Artist of Lancôme India, about the anatomy of eye care.
Can you prescribe a morning ritual?
Don't leave the house without sunscreen. Sunscreen is just as important for your under-eye area as it is for your face. Always use a product that has an SPF higher than 35. Every SPF count prevents you from 10 minutes of skin damage.
How do you choose a pair of sunglasses?
Protective eyewear is extremely beneficial. Remember to choose one that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. The former causes ageing, while the second leads to a burning sensation. Also, ensure that the shape is such that it covers majority of the eye area.
What is the best way to apply a product?
The skin around your eyes is as thin as a tissue paper, hence extremely delicately. Always use your ring finger to apply cream. Since it is the weakest, the pressure applied is minimal.
How does one keep puffiness at bay?
In most cases, puffiness is genetic. The body stores water when dehydrated which causes water retention. Drink a lot of water to prevent this.
What is the best way to deal with dark circles?
To reduce dark circles, use a cream that contains vitamin E and C. But if you’re looking for a home remedy, try cold tea bags.
What is a products you would personally recommend?
The Génifique Light Pearl Eye Serum. It’s four-step ritual reduces dark circles, signs of ageing and fatigue.