With hectic lifestyles and busy schedules, we are all guilty of neglecting ourselves and sometimes skimping on sleep. But there’s nothing worse than hearing “you look tired” when you’ve actually had a good night’s rest. Dark circles and under-eye bags can leave you with a tired appearance. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to help address those tired looking eyes from simple skin care improvements to treatment options available from your cosmetic physician to help you look refreshed and well-rested.
The skin in the eye area is particularly fragile and susceptible to the stresses and challenges of a fast-paced lifestyle. These 7 tips will help you to make your eyes your best asset.
1. Know the causes
Dark, baggy under-eye areas aren’t always due to lack of sleep. Genetic predisposition, skin tone issues like hyperpigmentation, allergies, significant exposure to sunlight, or excessive salt consumption can all contribute to tired looking eyes. Checking in with your general physician or making a few changes to your lifestyle, like wearing sunglasses or sunscreen or reducing salty snacks can help.
2. Makeup removal must be gentle
Compared to the skin on our hands or feet, the skin under the eyes is very thin. When cleaning your face use a gentle make-up remover, dab with a cotton pad and don’t rub or stretch the skin. Several specialized eye-make up removal products exist, such as cleansing milks or sweet almond oils. Micellar cleansing water is a popular choice but for some people it can be irritating so use with care.
3. Moisturize, Moisturize!
Being careful of the delicate skin around the eyes should not prevent you from keeping up your good moisturizing habits. Eye creams are specifically developed for the sensitive eye area and help keep the skin nourished and looking and feeling great. Daily moisturizing helps reduce itchiness and dryness and can greatly reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
4. Select the appropriate skincare products
Dark circles and bags under the eyes are evidence of how fragile and easily irritated the skin in this area can be. Avoid using skincare products that contain harsh ingredients such as alcohol, fragrance or any other untested or irritating additives. Take a few minutes to read the label and just like for the rest of your face choose quality skincare that leaves you looking and feeling your best.
5. Live a healthy, balanced life
We all know that daily stress and work-life balance is a challenge in today’s world. Life can get in the way of our daily routines and good habits. Focus on having a healthy diet and a balanced lifestyle including exercise and relaxation through activities like yoga and meditation These lifestyle choices along with 7 to 8 hours of sleep and drinking plenty of water will help you feel and look great.
6. Choose food that is rich in antioxidants
We all know that eating fruit and veggies is good for you. But they are not only healthy for your insides; they contain nutrients that help keep your skin beautiful too. Good veggie choices include carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach and peppers and you can fill your fruit bowl with mangoes, apricots and melons. These goodies will help protect you from symptoms of photoaging and eliminate some of the damaging free radicals generated by environmental and personal stress
7. Enlist the help of a professional.
Sometimes these lifestyle changes don’t fix the more tenacious problems like dark circles and under-eye wrinkles. Here’s where an under-eye dermal filler can help. ALGENESS subdermal filler may be a perfect answer for correcting the under-eye area. It is 100% natural, contains no artificial cross-linking agents and is resorbed by the body slowly and naturally over time. The results are immediate, the product doesn’t swell or change after you have left the physician’s office so what you see is what you get. An aesthetic physician can discuss your areas of concerns and the treatment options available to address and correct them.
Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to a more refreshed look. To find out more about ALGENESS, click here to [find out more / find a provider in your area / receive a list of providers in your area]