27 Oct Hey Bright Eyes! Top tips to reduce the appearance of eye bags
Waking up in the morning with swollen eyes and dark circles is not an ideal way to start your day. Tired looking eyes can either be caused by your genes or your lifestyle, but either way, there are ways you can help reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and sagging skin in the eye area. Here are some top tips to keep your eyes fresh and help you regain your healthy-looking and glowing appearance:
1. Don’t touch your eyes
Whenever possible, avoid touching the sensitive eye area. The skin around the eye area is very thin, and your fingers carry lots of bacteria. Touching your eyes transfers lots of dirt from your hands which can aggravate them, making you want to rub and itch even more. This extra pulling on the fragile skin can cause looser, sagging skin in the longer term.
2. Limit your salt intake
Eye bags are often caused by the retention of water due to a high intake of salt. If you have a salty meal, or cry in the evening, it’s highly likely that you’ll notice that your eyes are more puffy eyes are puffier in the morning as a direct result of the concentration of salt. If you monitor the amount of salt you eat it will not only improve your overall health but reduce the likelihood of puffy eye bags.
3. Get enough rest and wake up fresh
Not getting enough shut-eye and working long hours at a computer may cause dark circles and eye puffiness. Try to avoid looking at bright screens for at least an hour before you sleep as this will promote a more consistent, peaceful night’s sleep. In the morning, splash your face with very cold water because although this shocks the system, the shock of the cold water will help to get the circulation moving and reduce puffiness.
4. Keep your eyes moisturized
Using almond oil is a great way to lighten eye shadows and moisturise the thin skin around the eyes. Its light but rich texture is easily absorbed when gently applied to the eye area before bed, and leaves the eyes bright, soft and supple.
5. Use lemon juice
Putting lemon juice in your hair is a popular way to lighten it. Similarly, lemon juice has skin-lightening properties that can help to remove dark circles under the eyes. Simply use a cotton ball to apply fresh lemon juice around your eyes and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse the juice off to reveal refreshed eyes and bright skin! You can repeat this treatment every day for the best results.
6. Tear Trough treatment
Tear Trough is a treatment that involves injecting filler into the crease of the eye bag to even out the skins surface and dramatically decrease the appearance of eyebags and dark shadows. Not only does tear trough instantly improve the appearance of eye bags but it also helps to thicken the skin around the eye, making it the dark blood vessels which lie just beneath the surface much less visible.
7. Stay hydrated
Not only is it essential to drink lots of water for your overall health and to flush your body of toxins, but not drinking enough will cause the body to storing it around your eyes resulting in puffy, swollen, unhealthy looking eyes.
The answer is to monitor your water intake by filling a 2 litre bottle each day and have it to hand at all times. You will be surprised how quickly you get through it when it is always readily available throughout your working day and when you are relaxing at home. Also be sure to double your water intake whenever you work out.