How to Avoid Tired-Looking Eyes
The eye area is very sensitive and, as a result, can tell us a lot about a person’s lifestyle; whether they have been partying a little too hard, working over-time or simply not getting enough sleep – the eyes are an area where it becomes most noticeable. Our hectic schedules often mean that many of us struggle to achieve a fresh, well-rested glow and instead end up looking dull and worn-out.
If this sounds like you, then continue reading as we discuss several tried-and-tested methods to prevent tired-looking eyes.
If you are one of those unfortunate people who suffer from under-eye puffiness, then it is worthwhile to stimulate circulation to the area.
In what might seem like the oldest trick in the book, but one that works nonetheless, keeping a small metal spoon in the fridge overnight can, in fact, reduce swelling and puffiness. The cold temperature will help in tightening the skin around the eyes, whilst massaging the area with the spoon can increase circulation and reduce the fluid that forms under the eyes while you sleep.
Drinking lots of water and cutting down on caffeinated beverages helps keep us hydrated and the skin looking fresh. Likewise, excessive alcohol consumption is not recommended, since it dehydrates the body and contributes to swollen, red and puffy eyes.
If you must consume alcohol, then try introducing the rule whereby you drink one full glass of water for every alcoholic beverage had. Or, better yet, stick to only one or two drinks next time you go out – we promise, it’s not that hard!
Placing cool teabags under the eyes is known to reduce redness and puffiness since the caffeine present in them has anti-inflammatory properties, which can tighten the skin and shrink the blood vessels.
Store the teabags in the fridge for about half an hour, before gently placing them around the eye area for approximately five minutes; repeat each morning.
Quality eye creams
The importance of moisturising cannot be stressed enough, and choosing a high-quality eye cream to do so is extremely important. In general, the eyes are an area in which we first notice the visible signs of ageing, as the skin loses its elasticity and the body’s natural collagen production slows down.
Quality eye creams with anti-ageing elements, such as hyaluronic acid, can help in creating a brighter, fresher look each day, even if you haven’t had your recommended eight hours!
If the self-help methods don’t seem to be working for you, then it might be time to consider a longer-term solution. Thankfully, there are plenty of non-surgical treatment options available for people with problematic eyes. For instance, many people who suffer from hollowed, dark skin around the tear trough area might benefit from getting professional dark circle treatment. Alternatively, if your issue is fine lines and wrinkles, then dermal fillers can help in adding volume and reducing “crow’s feet”.
Whatever your concern, there is likely to be a simple procedure that can help, just book an appointment with an accredited aesthetic practitioner or eye specialist to discuss the type of treatment that is right for you.