Have you ever woken up in the morning, looked in the mirror and gasped at how tired and dull your eyes look? Trust me, we’ve all been there. Whether you had stressful day or didn’t get enough beauty sleep, waking up with puffy, dark and dull eyes is pretty common. Although common, it is not something anyone wants to walk around with on their face. If the eyes really are the windows to the soul, who wants to have dreadful looking eyes? Not me! This article will go over a few ways that you can reduce the appearance of tired, dull and aging eyes. These tips will help you look like you got enough beauty sleep (even if you didn’t, I won’t tell). Don’t let your eyes give away your previous night. Read below and learn how to spruce up those eyes!
How To Reduce Puffy Eyes
Ice Cube – This is the oldest trick in the game. Applying ice beneath the eyes is a fast and easy way to reduce inflammation (bags). Puffiness is a direct result of fluid buildup that can form due to lack of sleep, dehydration and other irritations. Ice helps break up the fluid causing bags to reduce and smooth out
Stay Hydrated – Believe it or no, water truly does heal all! Add some lemons to a glass of water and stay hydrated throughout the day. Lack of hydration is a leading cause of puffy eyes and can lead to dark circles too.
Cucumber or Lemon Slices – Yes, the classic cut up cucumber and lemon slices you see in classic spa movies really do work. Although not the best method in the books, this can help soothe the skin under your eyes to reduce puffiness and brighten dark circles. Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
How To Brighten Dark EyeCircles
Green Tea Bags – One great way to both brighten dark circles and reduce bags is by applying green tea. The extracts in green tea contain properties that refresh and tighten your skin. Green tea will also help your skin emit a natural glow so feel free to rub in on your face too!
Eye Massage – Certain massage techniques can help break apart the pigmentation under the eyes. Massaging your eyes is another great way to reduce expression lines & wrinkles.YouTube has a lot of great tutorials for quick, daily massages to do before you start your day
Eye Serum – Although they can get expensive, investing in a solid eye serum is a great way to improve the look of dark circles. A lot of serums contain ingredients that can brighten and repair damaged skin cells for a refreshed and youthful glow
How To Avoid Tired Looking Eyes
Get Your Beauty Sleep – Although this one is obvious, it is important to get enough sleep! Lack of sleep results in fluid buildup (bags), stress lines and dark circles. Get at least 7-8 hours a night.
Talk To A Dermatologist – If you have reoccurring problems with tired & dull eyes and want a more permanent solution. See about talking to a dermatologist. They can prescribe you a specific treatment for your skin type that will help give you a refreshed look to reduce your symptoms.