Do you see yourself with bright eyes
when you look into the mirror? If so, good for you! For many of us, the face we see in the mirror looks tired – dark circles around the eyes, puffiness, dull looking. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Puffy eyes and dark circles can be caused by a number of things. Puffiness is often caused by the accumulation of excessive fluid around your eyes. The skin around your eyes is the most delicate, thinnest skin of your body, so swelling can be very obvious. This condition is called edema. Some reasons for it are:
◊ Fluid retention from an excess of salt – use less salt and drink plenty of water to flush out your system.
◊ Allergies that cause swelling such as hay fever or food allergies – try eye drops for allergic irritations.
◊ Fatigue and lack of sleep.
◊ Infections such as pink eye where the eye is inflamed due to the infection – see your doctor or try an over-the-counter pink eye medication.
◊ Crying – eat chocolate and call a friend.
How Dark Circles Interfere with Bright Eyes
Aging causes the fatty tissue under our eyes to bulge as our tissues thin, robbing us of those bright eyes
. Genetics can be the culprit if others in your family have puffy eyes. If you develop puffy eyes and are confident the causes listed above don’t pertain to you, see your doctor. Swollen eyes can be an indicator of some medical conditions.
What about dark circles? Those can be caused by:
◊ Genetics are the most common reason for dark circles. The blood pools under the eyes and fragile capillaries stretch and leak, causing the darkening.
◊ As we age, skin loses collagen and thins, so veins show through more.
◊ Seasonal allergies inflame blood vessels making them more obvious.
◊ Stress, both mental and physical, can cause dark circles to appear.
◊ Lack of sleep or an unhealthy diet can cause dark circles.
Ways to treat your puffiness and dark circles include doubling up on pillows at night to prevent the blood from pooling under your eyes, applying a cold compress for five minutes when you wake up to constrict the blood vessels, and using antihistamines for your allergies.
Eye Gel Gets Rid of Dark Circles for Bright Eyes
In addition to these things, consider a natural product that treats dark circles and puffiness, such as Eminence Cucumber Eye Gel
. Cucumbers have important properties that can fade the dark circles around your bright eyes
. Cucumbers are mildly-astringent and also naturally lighten your skin. The eye gel soothes and refreshes your eyes to reduce the tired, dull appearance that comes with dark circles and puffiness. Eminence Cucumber Eye Gel is made with real cucumber juice to bring your tired, saggy eyes back to life, toning the skin around your eyes. It also has wild hops to rejuvenate your skin and shea butter to moisturize and repair the look of the delicate skin around your eyes. Bearberry reduces the appearance of age spots and blotches to smooth and even your skin’s appearance. Evening primrose and almond oils soften and moisturize your skin to bring back the look of young, healthy skin. Cucumber Eye Gel works to make your bright eyes
look ready for the day.