Sleep can be hard to come by and your eye area will definitely blow your cover if you haven’t had enough of it. When you wake up and look in the mirror, you may be shocked at how tired you actually look.
Along with the typical advice to use a good eye serum, there are actually a handful of other tricks you can use in order to keep those eyes looking fresh. When you just can’t sleep, here’s how to fake it til’ you make it.
The Culprit: Puffy Eyes
Eye cream, eye cream, eye cream. It’s so important to find a good eye cream to hydrate and protect the delicate skin around your eyes. Applying eye cream morning and night keep the skin firm and helps with aging. It also helps with dark circles and crow’s feet. Basically, it’s a non-negotiable in your skin care routine.
Another way to avoid puffy eyes is to stay well-hydrated. Getting enough water throughout the day helps flush water out of your system, ironically enough. Also, alcohol can contribute to swelling so it’s always a good idea to drink lots of water if you are drinking.
Eating well can make a big difference in the water you retain. Vitamin B-rich foods, like spinach, can help reduce bloating. Potassium-rich foods like cantaloupe, yams, and bananas also help. Watching salt intake is a big help in this area as well, as salt leads to swelling in the entire body.
Something that may come as a surprise to try is using cold metal spoons or a jade roller to help stimulate circulation in the eye area. First, the cold temperature will help tighten up the swollen skin and also helps stimulate lymphatic drainage. Fluid can pool underneath they eyes when you are asleep, so letting that fluid drain is very helpful. Also, make sure that your pillow props your head up just high enough that you aren’t laying completely flat for better fluid circulation.
The Culprit: Dry Eyes
Hydration can help with dry eyes. Keep up with your water intake throughout the day. It will help your skin look hydrated and help you avoid flaky skin. Limiting caffeine also helps. It’s recommended to drink less than 300 milligrams each day.
The easiest way to keep your eyes from getting irritated and dry is to always be sure to take off your makeup. This is beneficial for so many reasons, but keeping your eyes looking more alert is definitely one of them. Always go to bed with a clean, moisturized face.
The Culprit: Dark Under Eyes
Concealer is a must when your eyes look tired. A good concealer can minimize the appearance of dark circles, fine lines, and age spots. Using a beauty blender to apply is a great way to smooth concealer on in thin layers to help it look natural and provide maximum coverage.
Another product that makes a big difference is an eye brightening corrector. It brightens the skin underneath the eye to give a refreshed look. The illumination can help immensely.
If you find the dark circles popping up often, consider allergies possibly being part of the problem. Allergies cause the vessels under your skin to swell, and rubbing your itchy eyes makes it worse. If you think allergies may be bothering you, talk to your doctor. They may be able to recommend an antihistamine or an allergy-relief eye drop.
The Culprit: Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Everyone needs to have a great anti-aging serum up their sleeve to restore skin and protect against redness, lines, and wrinkles. Make sure to look for ingredients that will work the hardest on your eyes. Some to look for are aloe vera, green tea extract, hyaluronic acid, and sesame oil.
Keeping your entire face firm and tight will help with the eye areas as well. Making sure to apply a skin firming cream daily will help restore youthful elasticity and prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
One Last Idea
The last and final advice we have for looking like you’ve had a good night’s sleep is to make sure to take care to have your hair looking fabulous. When your hair looks great, it pulls the attention away from your eyes. Using a good volumizer works wonders to give your hair some extra body and make your overall appearance look finished and put together.