Many of us suffer from puffy eyes and dark circles and wonder what we can do to alleviate them. The truth is that they are pretty hard to get rid of, and even to reduce them. However, you can help to improve the look of puffy eyes and dark circles with some lifestyle changes, a good eye cream like our Eye Cream Complex, and facial exercises plus massage.
If you are looking to be more bright-eyed and fresh-faced then reducing puffy eyes and dark circles will help with this. Our eyes are the windows to our soul, but they can also show the world how tired or stressed we may be feeling. Puffy eyes and dark circles are common complaints among many people, and they can make us look older, more fatigued and less youthful than we would like.
The good news is that there are many simple things you can do on a daily basis to reduce the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles. In this blog, we’ll share some lifestyle changes, facial exercises, and massage techniques to help you achieve a more refreshed and bright-eyed appearance. And to maximise the benefits of these tips, we recommend incorporating our natural eye care into your regimen.
- Get Enough Sleep – and in the Right Position
One of the most significant contributors to puffy eyes and dark circles is a lack of sleep. When you sleep poorly, fluid can gather beneath your eyes, causing puffiness. Additionally, sleeping on your stomach or side can allow fluid to pool around your eyes and exacerbate bags and dark circles.
To solve this issue, be sure to get enough sleep (7-8 hours a night) and try to sleep on your back. If you have trouble sleeping in that position, try using an extra pillow to elevate your head – this will help reduce fluid build-up around the eyes.
- Eat a Balanced Diet
What you put into your body can have a significant impact on how you look – especially around your eyes. Eating a diet high in salt or consuming alcohol can cause your body to dehydrate and exacerbate puffiness around your eyes. Instead, try to eat a balanced diet rich in fiber, fresh fruits, and vegetables, and drink plenty of water to help maintain hydration levels. This will help reduce puffiness and dark circles.
- Use the Right Eye Cream
A good eye cream like ours can work wonders in reducing puffiness and dark circles. Our Eye Cream Complex is specially formulated with peptides, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory ingredients to help stimulate circulation, reduce puffiness, and brighten the delicate skin around your eyes. After cleansing your face, gently apply a small amount of Eye Cream Complex under your eyes and over your eyelids. Use your ring finger, and dab gently – don’t rub or tug at the skin.
- Practice Facial Exercises and Massage
Facial exercises and massage are great for relaxing the muscles around your eyes and boosting circulation. Here's a simple massage technique you can use at home:
- Place your index fingers on the inside point of your eyebrows and your thumbs on the outside end of your eyebrows.
- Gently press up and out, following your brow line, for 30 seconds.
- Repeat the process under your eyes, using your ring fingers.
- Finally, very gently tap in the large area around the eyes for 30 seconds.
These movements, when paired with our Eye Cream Complex, can be effective in reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes.
Puffy eyes and dark circles are a common beauty complaint, but there's no need to despair – simple lifestyle changes coupled with a good eye cream, and regular facial massage exercises can make a significant difference. By taking these steps, you can look refreshed, well-rested, and ready to face the day. Remember, beauty comes from within, and simple, low-cost changes can go a long way towards helping to bring it out. Nakin have a full range of skin improving anti-ageing face products which can all be found online at www.nakinskincare.com