When it comes to our eyes, experts are warning people not to take their beauty treatments into their own hands as they could risk damaging their vision.


Now that beauty salons have re-opened for the first time since lockdown started, waiting lists are growing which could cause some to be tempted to try out DIY beauty treatments at home. However, Specsavers is warning people to leave it to the professionals.


Giles Edmonds, Specsavers clinical services director, says: ‘Attempting DIY eye beauty treatments can be risky and it is highly likely you may cause some damage to your eyes. It is always best to leave it to the professionals who will be trained in what they are doing, and will probably give you better results.


‘DIY lash lifts could be particularly dangerous as these tend to be closed eye-treatments. If trying to do this yourself while squinting in the mirror you risk getting lotions in the eye. As they are used to curl lashes, they are typically quite strong which could not only damage your lashes but also affect your eyesight.


‘The same can be said for eyelash and eyebrow tinting as well as eyebrow waxing as doing these treatments yourself carries a greater risk of getting the products in your eyes.’


But with masks now making our eyes the main focus of our faces, for glasses wearers who eventually manage to sit in the beautician’s chair, there are a number of beauty tips and tricks that can help complement the eyes while wearing specs.


Eyebrow shaping

It’s worth noting the shape of your glasses when getting your eyebrows shaped as some work much better together than others. Eyebrows with a rounded curve or arch work best with round and oval frames. Those with rising eyebrows where the brow ends at an upper region on the temples work best with cat-eye shapes. Straight or flatter eyebrows are best complemented with square or rectangular specs.


Make a statement

Likewise, don’t be afraid to make a statement with your specs and complement your colouring. For those with white or light hair you can have a lot of fun with contrasting colours and heavy-set frames., although it’s best to steer clear of yellow, golds and beige which can make you look washed out. Earthy tones work well for those with a tan and pastels and metallics on a lighter framework very well for those with darker hair.


Specsavers has a wide range of frames including a variety of designer ranges to choose from. For more information or to request an appointment at your local store, visit www.specsavers.co.uk.


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