In the last article, we talked about simple ways to stop thinning hair. In this issue, we are going to discuss some great ways to cover dark under-eye circles and reduce puffiness.
As we age puffy eyes and dark circles can become a reoccurring problem that is not only irritating it’s hard to cover up. They can also make us feel less than beautiful. But never fear, there are natural treatments and over the counter products that can help reduce puffy eyes and dark circles when used properly. The trick is finding the one that works best for your situation.
Natural Treatments To Cover Dark Under-Eye Circles and Reduce Puffiness
As we have discussed before a healthy inside leads to a healthy outside, so one of the first things you can do is:
- Reduce your consumption of salt
- Use vitamins A, C, and E in your daily diet.
- Make sure you are getting enough sleep as well
Home Remedies That Remove The Puffiness and Darkness
There are also popular home remedies that can work to remove the puffiness and darkness. These include:
- Applying (Green) tea bags to your eyes
- Apply fresh cut cucumbers
- Place cold spoons on your eyes
- (This may sound odd) use a hemorrhoid cream like Preparation H
These can all work very well for short-term relief. Just keep in mind when using the hemorrhoid cream be sure not to use it every day and avoid getting it in your eyes because it can be harmful.
Natural Products Over-The-Counter
When locating products for puffy eyes, look for:
- Ingredients with horse chestnut that promotes micro-circulation
- Aloe that soothes and hydrates
- Ivy to decongest and eliminate excess water
- Caffeine to decrease the swelling
- Green or white tea to soothe the redness and inflammation
- Cucumber to reduce the inflammation
- Licorice to reduce the puffiness and soothes the irritation
Some people have the daily morning darkness referred to as “raccoon eyes” that is near the underside of their eyes making the person appear tired, older, and drug out. The fact some people have it naturally even with getting the right amounts of sleep leads them to seek alternative products to remove the dark circles.
Look for products with Vitamin K to stimulate the blood flow and repair the broken capillary walls near the eyes. Vitamin A, C, and E to reduce the free radicals and to increase the antioxidant protectors. Peptide technology to promote collagen synthesis to firm the eye tissue.
Hesperidin to strengthen the capillaries to reduce the leaking and reduce blood pooling as well as improving the micro-circulation in the eye region. Konica acid to lighten the skin areas from discoloration. Eyebright, pearls, and light diffuser to visually filter light and to brighten and illuminate the eye regions.
- To camouflage, the darkness use a peach or salmon colored concealer.
- For the puffiness use a nylon concealer brush to add a thin layer of a product in the creases below the puffy area.
- Apply a concealer a few shades darker than your foundation.
- Don’t forget. Apply the foundation before the concealer.
Professional Cosmetic Doctor
When you’re seeking a longer fix there are injectable wrinkle fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, but these should only be administered by licensed professionals and only when you’ve exhausted other less invasive treatments. The filler is injected around the puffy area to remove the indentation as the result of the puffiness.
Botox is also commonly used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. They all have the same effect of creating a younger appearance to the eyes. These methods are often very costly and usually only last a few months before the procedure needs to be repeated.
When it comes to treating dark circles and puffy under eyes the process is often time-consuming and requires a lot of trial and error before finding the regimen that works best for you.
Make sure you look for your next issue soon. We will be talking about finding the right remedy for irritating dry skin.