People say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Not only that, but they also reveal whether you have been staying up all night for that exam, working odd hours, or partying hard with your best friends.
Whatever the reason behind that tired look, we all want to look fresh the next day even with minimal sleep. We have a few tricks up our sleeve to share with you about how to mask those puffy eyes. Here are some of them:
Use Caffeine-induced Eye Cream
Not only is a good cup of coffee good for waking up your mind on days when you are running on fumes- caffeine. When applied topically, it tightens up the skin.
Use cool tea-bags or caffeine-induced eye creams to look and feel rejuvenated. If you are tight on budget, you can also make your DIY caffein-rich eye cream or check other DIY hacks for beautiful eyes that you might want to try.
Improve Your Circulation
Circulation is just as important in your face as it is to the rest of your limbs. Lying flat is one of the major causes of the puffiness of the eyes since the fluid does not circulate properly. So, you should always prop your pillow upwards before sleeping.
Place metal spoons in the fridge for several hours or, for better results, overnight. After that, you can use the rounded side of the spoons to massage the puffed-up areas of your eyes. The cold temperature helps firm swollen skin and encourages lymphatic drainage, hence reduced eye bags.
It will also make you feel great.
Try the Potato Hack
Another DIY skincare to try is the potato hack. Of course, potatoes will have a shining moment. This trick works similarly to cucumbers over your eyelids.
To reduce dark circles, place slivers of potato under your eyes. Leave them on for 10 minutes to let its juice seep deep into your skin. An enzyme known as catecholase in potatoes helps lighten up the skin tone. Try it for guaranteed results!
Level Up Your Eye Cream Game
The skin around your eyes is more sensitive than the rest of your face. So, it is important to use a cream specially formulated for the sensitive skin around your eyes rather than just any natural cream.
You should apply a good eye cream religiously to eliminate dark circles and/or puffiness. Use an all natural eye lift cream for the best results.
Consider eye creams with skin-friendly ingredients like green tea, collagen, elastin, evening primrose, caffeine, and jojoba oil. Avoid eye creams with alcohol, sulfates, artificial fragrances, formaldehyde, parabens, and colors.
Do Not Forget to Blink
It may sound silly, but don’t forget to blink. It’s easy to stare at whatever task is ahead of us without looking away or blinking.
Blinking keeps our eyes moisturized, so remember to blink especially while you are working on your computer or staring at your phone. Take a break after every 20 minutes if you are looking at a screen. Look outside your window or close your eyes for a while.
After all, it’s important to give your eyes some rest.
Put On Your Sunglasses
Sunscreen is having its shining moment in skincare for good reasons. It’s given that we should protect our skin from harmful UV rays. However, when it comes to our eyes, there should also be no exceptions.
Squinting can cause wrinkles, even if you are in your 20s. So, wearing sunglasses is advisable when you’re out under the sun.
Large-frame sunglasses do not only look fabulous, but they also shield the eyes from dust, pollution, and wrinkles. Be sure to purchase sunglasses with UV protection as many cheap sunglasses are simply tinted, which can actually be more damaging than not wearing sunglasses at all.
Try Some Makeup Hacks
Now that we’ve gone over some natural remedies and some simple self-care tasks, what do we do when the normal maintenance isn’t cutting it? The answer is simple – try doing some makeup tricks.
Rim your lower lashes with a peach-colored eyeliner and apply a champagne-colored eyeshadow in your inner corners. If not, you can also apply a white eye pencil on the waterline of your eyes. Pat the under-eye gently with a concealer or a color correction formula to hide dark spots.
In addition to the ideas that you can try, you can also follow some eye makeup tips to look more awake.
Be Gentle With Your Eyes
Do not rub or tug your eyes too much, especially when doing your makeup.
Gently apply makeup and face creams, and use cleansers, shampoos, and cosmetics that are harmless to the eyes. Lightly dab on makeup with a sponge, and use soft makeup brushes or your ring finger to apply eye creams.
Aside from lack of sleep or tiredness, there are other causes that contribute to puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles under the eyes. If you have a proper sleeping routine and are not exhausted every day, you might want to look into any allergies and check with an eye specialist to make sure your eyes are healthy.
Just remember not to put your eyes under constant strain and ensure you have enough sleep. Staying up that extra hour can be tempting, but if you can help it, prioritize your sleep since it is an integral part of your overall well-being.