They say, the eyes are the window to the soul, and dark circles, puffy eyes and crow’s-feet are the three main eye problems that can cloud an otherwise beautiful face. The skin around the eye is very sensitive and therefore suffers the effects of aging more significantly than other areas of the face.
If your eyes are puffy with dark circles, it shows you are not getting enough sleep, you are stressed, and that you lack proper nutrition. Try these healthy ideas to eliminate these unwanted conditions.
- Steeped chamomile, lavender, or green teabags over each eye. The natural properties of these herbal teas help to shrink puffy eyes. (Note: use only warm tea bags, not hot.)
- Cucumber contains anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and puffiness of eyes. Slice a large cucumber and reserve two slices to place over eyes. Peel and puree the remaining cucumber. This can be applied as a pack onto your face. Remove after fifteen minutes. Apply moisturizer afterwards.
- The puffiness of the eyes can be reduced with an ice cube or two stainless steel spoons.
- Chill the spoons in ice-cold water and then place one over each eye.
- Are those wrinkles or tiny lines at the corner of the eyes?
- Wear a sunscreen with a sun protection factor SPF 15 or more.
- Always wear sunglasses when you go out in the sun.
- Sleeping on your back smoothes out the wrinkles because gravity works to pull the skin backward.
- Keep the eye area moisturized at all times.
- Gently wash the face, then apply a skin-tightening moisturizer around the eyes—dab, do not rub.
- Try this beauty cocktail: a mixture of 1/2 sesame seed oil, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar used as a night cream will make your skin glow. The sesame seed oil softens and moisturizes and the vinegar lightens discolorations (external use only.)
- Grind almonds into a paste—apply paste under the eyes to reduce dark circles and puffiness.
- Water: minimum eight to ten 8-ounce glasses per day.
- Sleep at least eight to ten hours a day can fade out dark circles.
There are a lot of products on the market, but most are really unsafe for the eye area. I suggest you really try to get your sleep, drink plenty of water, and take care of yourself. It’s really important that you increase your intake of citrus fruits and fresh vegetables for more vitamin A.