Are you are sick and tired of looking sick and tired? Then it’s about time to give your eyes a little TLC.
The eye area is the most noticed area on the face so it is particularly important to keep it in top shape and condition. Did you know that the skin around the eye is as thin as
tissue paper, making it very delicate and sensitive.
Under eye circles give the illusion of ageing and tiredness, so taking care of this area will help end the frustration of waking with puffy surrounded with dark circles. The great thing is that there are many simple things you can do reduce and get rid of dark circles and improve the appearance of your eye area.
1) Get More Sleep
It seems like a no-brainer, but many people burn their candles at both ends of the day and wonder why they always look tired. Experts advise 6-8 hours of sleep, no less than 6 hours. Sleep allows your body time to rest and replenish itself after that long hard day at work you’ve just had. The time you go to sleep is also very important. The hours before midnight are far more valuable for rejuvenation than those after midnight.
Having your recommended 5 a-day of fruits, maybe even more is very beneficial for your over-all health and skin. Increasing your fresh fruit intake will increase the amounts of copper and Vitamin C in your body. These nutrients help restore cells which have been damaged by free radicals thereby helping you to delay signs of aging such as fine lines, bags, and skin discoloration in your eye area. So eat more fresh fruits.
Makeup can look great but these products usually contain potential skin irritants. In particular long-lasting makeup especially tends to be made up of harsher chemicals and requires chemical solvents to remove it. The best thing you can do to help reduce the aging of your skin is to go light on the makeup; that is, use makeup in moderation. Less is ALWAYS More. Don’t forget Always remove your make up and cleanse your before you go to bed no matter how tired you are.
Challenge: If you wear make-up everyday, try to go one day make-up free!
4) Eye Creams/Gels/Serums
Eye creams have been designed specifically to address the ailments that the eye faces without harming the eye. This is because some moisturizers are too heavy for the eye area and do not penetrate the skin as easily as eye creams do. When rubbing only use a very small amount and massage gently on the surrounding area of the eye. Applying too much product, rubbing into the eye too firmly, or getting the product too close to the open eye may cause puffiness, eye irritation, and even stinging.
5) Drink Water
If you read my previous article on the benefits of water then you’ll know exactly why it is especially good for the skin, here’s a reminder. Drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water DAILY allows your body to get rid of toxins and helps replenish skin tissues, keeps it moisturized and increases the elasticity of your skin. Keep in mind one of the effects of dehydration is dark circles, so drink your water.
It is important to treat each part of your face independently. The human body is incredibly complicated and the face alone requires great care to keep vibrant and healthy.