The problem with not getting enough sleep, aside from feeling tired and irritable, is getting puffy eyes and the dark circles that surround it. Though there are some blessed enough to not suffer this kind of problem, there are the less fortunate ones who have to endure wearing dark shades (even when inside a poorly lit room) just to cover up the unsightliness of it. This article is for the less fortunate ones, some expert tips and tricks to take care of puffy and dark eye circles.
How To Deal With Undereye Circles And Bags?
Here are some true and proven tips to address these problems.
The right snooze is the key
Getting enough sleep is the easiest and most inexpensive way to lessen dark undereye circles. This method will work no matter what the cause is. Adequate sleep will not only help in keeping your eyes bright, most importantly, it aids your body in repair from skin cell damage.
Say no to booze and caffeine
Caffeine and alcohol will only get you a temporary perk but your skin will suffer for it. Having these drinks will cause mild dehydration which will make those dark circles more visible and obvious.
Stock up on skin lighteners and sunscreens
The dark circles under the eyes can be caused by too much melanin, expert dermatologists recommend creams that contain lightening agents such as retinol, green tea, kojic acid, vitamin C, hydroquinone or so. Skin lighteners will be more effective if sunscreen is applied liberally daily and sun is avoided as much as possible. Sunscreens with at least SPF 30 and has zinc works best.
Look into treatments and Vitamin K
Treatments that address broken blood vessels help reduce the look of dark circles. Serums and other skincare products that contain Vitamin K are a big help too so check them out.
One shade lighter on concealer
For a quick fix, concealers that is one shade lighter than your skin tone can help disguise undereye dark circles. Go for concealers with at least SPF 15 for sun protection and opt for oil-free if you have acne-prone or oily skin.
Get an avocado
Dark circles can also be caused by tiredness. If rest is still unattainable, place slices of ripe avocado under each eye. Ground almond paste and a little milk will also help lighten the dark shadows under the eyes.
How To Reduce Puffiness
Puffy eyes can be caused by many factors such as:
Here’s what the pros suggest to reduce the puffiness.
7-9 hours of snooze per night – don’t go for more than 9 hours or less than 7 hours of sleep. Going for more or less will make the eyes puffy.
Stay hydrated – puffy eyes can be prevented by staying well hydrated with healthy liquids, especially water. Drinking lots of water can also help in keeping the skin toned, firm and full looking.
Salt makes you bloat – lessen your salt intake as it can cause fluid retention and makes your skin look doughy and puffy. Processed foods have high salt content so stay away from them.
Cool down – moist and chilled caffeinated tea bags, cucumber slices, a pack of frozen peas, frozen teething rings, chilled spoons when put on the eyes for 10-15 minutes are just some of the things that have de-puffing power.
Hemorrhoid cream – this is the magic cream that models and performers used for years to quickly reduce puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes. Mix a little of moisturizer if the smell comes on too strong and make sure you don’t get anything on it inside your eyes.
Consider Biocurrent Facelift treatment for Loveli Skin Beauty Centre– this treatment can help if there’s collagen and elastin break down. It is a non-invasive treatment that beautifully transforms skin by filling in and softening expression lines and facial contours and stimulates collagen production.
But you know what is the best thing that can make you look good and at your best? Smile. So wear it often and without reservation.