If you’re constantly dealing with puffy eyes and dark circles, you’re not alone. Some of the variables that contribute to these annoying beauty issues include lack of sleep, smoking, allergies, an unhealthy diet, hereditary conditions and excessive alcohol consumption. The good news is that you don’t have to deal with these beauty problems forever if you take advantage of the following tips.
Get Your 8 Hours
A lot of people don’t get the recommended 8 hours of sleep, but it’s important that you do if you want to get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get relaxed enough to drift off to sleep, including taking a hot bath before bed and drinking a warm cup of your favorite decaf tea. In addition, sleep in a dark room and have a fan running in the background because the sound fan’s make have a relaxing effect and drowns out background noise.
Protect Your Eyes
The sun’s UV rays not only age your skin in general, but are particularly harmful to the sensitive area around your eyes. Besides wearing a good, high SPF sunscreen, you should make it a point to wear sunglasses if you’re planning on being outdoors for a while. Besides helping to prevent dark circles, wearing sunglasses will also help prevent crows feet, fine lines and wrinkles.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Follow a healthy diet made of up lots of vegetables, fruits and protein and avoid foods that are high in salt which retains water thereby causing puffy eyes. Carrots are one of the best vegetables you could eat to reduce dark circles because they are loaded with iron and vitamin A which provide the nourishment that your eyes need. Fruits rich in vitamin C, including oranges, kiwis, strawberries and grapefruit will reduce the appearance of dark circles by thickening your eyelid’s dermis. Foods rich in protein like tuna and chicken increase muscle growth, which also reduces the appearance of dark circles. Also, make sure to get your 8 classes of water a day because it hydrates the skin.
At Home Treatments
There are several ways to minimize the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles at home with one of the most popular being (for puffy eyes) applying cucumber slices to your eyes. First, refrigerate the cucumber for about an hour, then cut off a couple of slices and lay them on your eyes for around 15 minutes. Another way to reduce puffiness around the eyes is to apply ice cubes to them, wrapped in a light wash cloth, for around 10 minutes. To reduce the appearance of dark circles, apply tea bags to your eyes after you’ve soaked them in cold water; leave them on your eyes for around 15 minutes.
Whether your dark circles and puffy eyes are due to a hereditary condition or a lack of sleep, there are a lot of ways to treat the problem. If you don’t get the results you want after following these tips, or want to see results faster, Spa 915’s professional spa treatments can help. Call (915) 491-6346 today or visit www.spa915.com to find out more about all of the services we offer. Our physical address is 1533 N. Lee Trevino, Ste. C1, El Paso, TX 79936.