That’s what everyone want’s to know!!! In this age where it doesn’t take a lot for the average Joe…or Jane, to be stressed out and look it, besides the skin, the eyes are one area where stress and fatigue shows itself off loudly! As andrea Lavinthal of Cosmopolitan magazine put it, ”Your eye area is like a Facebook status update: It reveals everything about what’s going on in your life — like whether you’ve been partying hard, working longer hours, or even slacking on the sunscreen!”
Continuous strain on the eyes whether it’s by dehydration, pollution, extended working hours, excessive reading hours or lack of sleep, will get you looking out of place and does tend to add on some years to your face. Finding a solution or solutions to the reason for your tired or puffy eyes should be paramount for every woman- You don’t want your eyes giving away more than you are ready to share now do you? So what do you do? What is the cure for tired eyes?
Let’s jot down these 7 simple but effective solutions:
Finding out what the tested and trusted solutions for tired eyes are, some lifestyle changes may be required- who says you have to get up to 8 hours of sleep? We do! Are you closing in on the big 40 or over? Sleep should be one thing you work well into your routine! A good night’s rest where your body especially your eyes, have time to rest, should not be underestimated. Before you bring up the arguement of the Hustle, what good is it going to be if after making all the money in the land, you end up spending it on creams, injections and expensive solutions whose sole aim is to make sure you look like you do own that money?!
As dehydration is one of the main causes for puffy and tired eyes, drink daily at least 8-10 glasses of water. While under-eye bags are usually caused by retention of water, drinking plenty of water helps to reduce the puffiness. It does this by flushing the high salt concentration in your system.This will get your skin plumped up in no time. You mostly have to combine this with other remedies:
- Avoid salty foods for some time to reduce the salt concentration, and then load up on vitamin B-rich foods (like spinach), which may actually reduce bloating.
Put two slices of cucumber over your eyes for 10- 15 minutes, after which you should wash your face with cold water. Chilled cucumbers have enzymes as well as astringent properties that make them a great remedy for treating puffy eyes.
You should cut a cucumber into pieces and then put the slices in a refrigerator for a few minutes to chill. After that, you should put the cold slices under your eyes for some time until they start becoming warm. This short routine gives a feeling that leaves your eyes refreshed!
Need to apply makeup in a few minutes? instead of piling on foundation and concealer undereye, place cold metal spoons on your eyes for a few minutes to tighten up the skin before you begin to apply makeup. The cold spoons will help to tighten the skin around the eyes and also relax the blood vessels. You need to make sure that the spoons are properly chilled in a refrigerator for about 15 minutes if you want them to be effective. Another option: a bag of frozen peas — It’ll contour to the shape of your face.
Do your tired eyes come with puffiness and swelling? Aloe Vera has anti-oxidants and vitamin E that are effective when it comes to reducing the puffiness around the eyes, and also for keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Using aloe vera improves blood circulation to the affected area and flushes out liquids, reducing the swelling.
Have you tried using tea bags over your eyes? Both black and green tea bags are great remedies for soothing puffy and irritated eyes also. This is because of the anti-irritant properties that they contain. They are also very effective for relieving inflammation and redness. Place used teabags in the refigerator for a while and then over your eyes for 15-20 minutes.
One quick remedy may be to use your fingers in the absence of anything else: Using your ring fingers, press your way from the inner to the outer corners of your eyes, says Tammy Fender, aesthetician in Palm Beach, Florida. Then move to your temples and down your jaw. Repeat to help flush excess fluid.
Photos & Research: bhtips.com, cosmopolitan.com, dailywomanhealth.com, kamdora.com