Your Eyes – All the Tricky Beauty Problems
They say the eyes are a window to the soul. But there’s more to it than that. The latest research says you can even predict future diseases from the eyes!
The eyes. An ID card that often broadcasts more than we want to let on: when we haven’t had enough sleep, when we’ve eaten too much, drank too much (which is not recommended), when we’ve had an allergic reaction, or simply taken something too much to heart. It’s true that sunglasses can do a pretty good job of hiding your eyes, but at the end of the day, there are some things that you just can’t hide for long…
The problem: Undereye darkness.
Darkness under the eyes, which we often call “dark circles” are a common and very stubborn phenomenon that happens for several reasons:
- Tiredness/ weakness/ improper nutrition – all these have a direct effect on nighttime blood circulation that helps to remove toxins from the body. If you haven’t had enough sleep, or if you have a vitamin deficiency, it can show instantly in the eye area.
- Pigmentation – this happens mainly with darker skin tones, but not just. Want to know if you have undereye pigmentation? Use two fingers to stretch the skin under your eye. If the darkness doesn’t change, then it’s likely to be caused by pigmentation.
- Natural aging of the skin – the thin layer of fat in the undereye skin loosens, causing the skin to indent, which creates a black-looking shadow.
Basically, there are a few lifestyle habits that – if you stick to them – will greatly improve dark circles. Drink lots of water, use sunscreen when in the sun, and make sure to get enough quality sleep. It is also recommended to use creams and serums that contain vitamins C and E, smart peptides and vitamin A that regenerate the skin and give it a firmer, fuller look. These ingredients can be found, for example, in Revive Eye Serum, a refreshing, cooling eye serum with a unique formula that softens the skin around the eyes, raises elastin levels, and helps reduce dark circles and signs of aging.
The problem: Wrinkles.
The skin around the eyes is thin and has no sebaceous glands, which makes the skin go drier with age. All this, combined with continuous blinking, all day, every day, especially when your eyes are exposed to the sun, speeds up the appearance of the first wrinkles, which look like “crow’s feet”.
First, high quality sunglasses that filter the sun rays and protect the skin around the eyes. And, massage pure vitamin E (or cream that is based on vitamin E) into the skin before going to sleep. You can also use coconut oil.
The problem: Puffiness.
This is one of the most problematic symptoms in the morning, but not just the morning. Causes of eye puffiness range from the natural accumulation of fluid that occurs during the night, to lack of sleep, various allergies, excessive consumption of alcohol or high-sodium foods, impaired thyroid function, and even crying.
Avoid sleeping on your stomach as this puts pressure on your blood vessels, and reduce alcohol and salt intake, especially before sleep. Also, use Eye Booster gel that comes with a cooling ceramic applicator to massage the area, and a formula that contains vitamin C, caffeine, and hyaluronic acid that reduces puffiness. And to conclude, a quick tip: remember that stress causes puffiness, so a little bit of relaxation won’t go astray…