I’m sure you have all heard that getting seven to eight hours of sleep every night is optimal for your health. Sleep is our bodies’ way of renewing itself and recuperating from the stress and the daily wear and tear of life. I honestly try to get my full seven to eight hours; heck, I’d love to get nine if I could manage it, but realistically, women have many responsibilities that don’t always stop when the lights go off. Between pets, kids, and toys that spontaneously start “bleeping” in the wee hours, we often don’t get what our bodies need.
I recently received a letter from a busy mother of four with even busier children. Becky writes:
I have a question for my friend the beauty blogger. What can I do about these puffy, dark eyes that I have? (Thanks in large part, I am sure, to my beautiful new daughter! ) Do you have any ideas? I am currently using a Bobbi Brown eye moisturizing cream, but it does not seem to be doing the trick. I’d love any ideas.
I completely understand, Becky. The one place that really shows the lack of sleep (and our age) are our eyes.
About the eyes. I have tried several eye creams in the past year and what I am discovering is that a lighter cream is actually better for puffiness; this is because a heavier cream holds in too much moisture and can increase puffiness. As a quick home remedy, that I would recommend is splashing cold water around your eyes in the morning or using a cold compress or sliced cold cucumber slices for a few minutes as a way to reduce any swelling or puffiness around your eyes.