The sensitive skin around your eyes is the thinnest on your face, making it more susceptible to the effects of the elements. That's why the eye area of your face is commonly the first to begin to show signs of ageing.
There are some techniques that you can use every day to brighten your eyes and nurture the delicate skin around them such as:
- Gently massaging the area with your fingertips to improve blood flow
- Be sure to get plenty of sleep
- Use an eyelash curler to make your eyes look brighter and wider
While some signs of aging are the result of smiles and laughter (crow's feet, fine lines, etc.), dull eyes can be the result of other factors.
Lack of sleep:
When your eyes don't get enough sleep, the blood vessels of the thin layer of skin will dilate, creating dark circles under your eyes. Because of the thinness of the skin, the increased blood flow from dilated blood vessels is more easily seen. Also, the lack of rest can cause your body to retain water, creating the puffiness often accompanied by not getting enough sleep.
Aside from creating a healthy environment for a good night's sleep, using a product like PAYOT My Payot Eclat du Regard ($40.50 AUD) can give you an instant eye lift and start your day off bright and beautiful.
Too much time on the computer:
Studies have shown that too much time staring at a screen - whether TV, computer, tablet, or cell phone - is not only bad for your vision, but can cause dryness, redness, and irritation of the eyes. Experts suggest taking your eyes from the screen every 20 minutes and staring at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds (the 20-20-20 rule).
You can also use something like Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift ($75.05 AUD) which brightens tired eyes and illuminates the eye area, reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
Not only can dehydration cause strain of your eyes due to lack of lubrication, but the skin around your eyes will suffer as well. Dehydrated skin can be caused by a dry environment as well as lack of fluid intake. That's why it's important to drink at least 8 liters of water each day to ensure your skin stays healthy and vibrant.
Using a product like Lonvitalite C8 Collagen Crystal Eye Mask ($35.00 AUD) will help nourish the fragile skin of your undereye with deep hydrating effects as well as a healthy dose of Vitamin C to combat skin damage caused by free radicals.
When your body is struggling with poor blood circulation, your skin will certainly show signs of discoloration, dark undereye circles, discoloration, and a flawed skin tone.
Along with a healthy diet and exercise, utilising the magic of Wrinkles Schminkles Eye Smoothing Kit ($42.00 AUD) can smooth the skin around tired eyes and work to moisturise and revitalise the sensitive skin of your eyes.
They say the eyes are the window to the soul but they can also be an indicator of other problems not associated with those above. If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or other symptoms that are troublesome, it might be best to visit your ophthalmologist to make sure you do not have any underlying causes for tired, dull, puffy, or irritated eyes.
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