A famous quote says, “The eye is the jewel of the body.” Glittering eyes draw attention to your face. When it comes to skin care, women are selective about beauty products and treatments and creatively make their own natural concoctions for radiant skin. The skin around your eyes is sensitive and thinner than the skin on other areas of the body, and it requires special attention. This tender area can be prone to problems like dark circles, puffy eyes, and wrinkles, which are often caused by sun damage or facial movements and expressions (smiling, frowning). For this reason, you should protect and nourish the skin surrounding your eyes at any age–even if you don’t already have wrinkles.
Eye Skin Summer Tips:
- Moisturizer and Sunblock
As you age, your skin loses elasticity and becomes thinner, developing fine lines. Your skin needs to be well-hydrated to stay firm and supple. Rejuvenate your skin around your eyes by applying daily an eye cream rich in antioxidants, vitamins C and A, collagen, and shea butter (a deep moisturizer which soothes this area) to make your skin look thicker. Use sunblock around your eyes; it’s a MUST- do on your beauty list. The harmful UV rays are responsible for premature aging. Wear sunglasses that filter UV to protect your eyes and the skin around your eyes and also to avoid squinting.
- How to Deal With Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes
Lack of sleep, crying, and stress are the major factors which cause dark circles under eyes and give them a swollen appearance. Puffy eyes are the result of water retention. Not getting enough sleep, eating foods rich in salt, and allergies contribute to water retention. Avoid salt in your diet and dig in to fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins A and C, such as citrus fruits, mango, pineapple, spinach, and tomato. There are so many home remedies that can reinvigorate and nourish the eye skin. Remember: “beauty sleep” is very important, and you need at least 8 hours a night. Getting enough sleep prevents blood from clotting around the eye, which ultimately causes dark circles.
Remedies for Tired, Puffy Eyes
- Cucumber/Potato: Cut a cucumber or a potato into slices (preferably cold from the fridge), and place them over your eyes for a minimum 15 minutes while relaxing with your eyes closed. This is a traditional method of healing tired eyes and refreshing the area. When applied to eyes, these foods reduce puffiness and soothe skin irritation or sunburn.
- A cold teaspoon: Keep in your refrigerator 2-3 metal teaspoons for putting them on your swollen eyes. It might sound ridiculous, but it can reduce the puffy appearance – Just cover your eyes with the back of the spoon for a relaxing 10-15 minutes. As you know, applying something cold to the skin reduces swelling.
Remedies for Dark Circles
- Almond oil: At nighttime, apply almond oil around the eyes. Massage gently and wash off in the morning. Do this as frequently as 2 times a week to make dark circles less noticeable. Almond oil is rich in vitamin E, and its emollient property will rejuvenate and tighten the skin.
- Chilled Tea Bags: Another way to cool your eyes is to place cold tea bags on the closed eyes for at least 20 minutes every-other day. In order to avoid irritation and burning, use only the cold tea bags. After you make your tea, just place them in the fridge to cool off before application. Choose teas that contain antioxidants and caffeine–such as green, black–for best results to treat dark circles. Caffeine is the base for the majority of eye creams: it increases circulation and brightens dark circles.
Makeup is an art that emphasizes your beauty traits, but you control your radiance and your healthful appearance. Be the expert of your own skin and prevent wrinkles before they happen!