Our eyes are one of the most important parts of our body, they set out to work the minute you wake up to the time you go to sleep no wonder they can appear puffy at times. Have you noticed that your eyes are the biggest indicator of how you are feeling, whether you have had enough sleep and generally if you are ok.
By understanding how to take care of the skin around your eyes you can find a suitable puffy eyes treatment that works for you.
The Eye Area
The area around the skin is the thinnest (approx. 40% thinner that the skin elsewhere). You may notice wrinkles start to form first around your eyes because your eyes are in constant use. Blinking, laughing or crying all impacts the skin around the eyes which can unfortunately cause weakness and sagging.
What causes puffy eyes?
As you begin to age, collagen, a protein produced in the dermis to provide skin plumpness and flexibility, will start to reduce especially around the eyes.
As the skin under the eye becomes unsupported (due to the lack of collagen), fluid will gather under the eyes where the collagen has been depleted and this is what causes that puffy swollen look. Where there is sagging in the eyelids, the fat from this area can also sink below your eyes also creating a puffy look.
Puffy eyes can also be the result of lack of sleep, excess drinking, excess UV sun rays (wear those sunglasses!), rubbing your eyes or poor diet. It’s always sensible to look at all aspects of your lifestyle when caring for your skin in general, not just around your eyes.
4 ways to reduce puffy eyes
There are simple ways to reduce the puffiness with massaging the area around the eye, this simple method will help as a puffy eye treatment and you will see over time a real improvement.
This exercises helps to reduce the signs of stress and ageing around the eye area. These signs include puffy eyes, dark circles, under-eye bags and of course those tiny lines etched in the side of our eyes.
Before you carry out this exercise it is important to warm up the eyes and the skin around your eyes.
- Rub your hands together to build up heat through friction
- Once ready, place your palms over your closed eyes and hold for approximately two to three minutes
- Take deep, calming breaths during this time period.
When you finish open your eyes, your eyes and this area should feel more relaxed.
This simple massage technique doesn’t’ just reduces puffiness by encouraging lymphatic drainage (removal of excess water) and it can also get rid of dark circles under the eyes:
- Keep your eyes open but relaxed
- Using your middle finger, start to tap gently around the eye socket, beginning from the brow
- Move your finger around in a circle, pressing gently on the inner corner of your eyes when you reach there
- When finished with one eye, move onto the other
- You can do this two to three times on each eye
If you are short on time, you can use a jade roller to help reduce puffiness. Jade rollers help to tone and sculpt the skin. It aids lymphatic drainage, minimises fine lines and improves elasticity and collagen production deep in the skin promoting plumpness and a natural glow.
The healing balm contains Jojoba oil and Olive Butter which are excellent natural ingredients for a puffy eye treatment.
Take a small pea sized amount and warm the balm in your palms and fingertips. Perform the simple massage noted above and watch how your eyes will start to sparkle!
The 23k Gold Elixir Face oil contains 23K Gold Flakes, Evening Primrose oil, Watermelon Seed oil, Rose Otto essential oil and Sweet Orange essential oil which is a perfect combination for reducing dark circles and puffiness.
Real gold helps to reduce puffiness, whilst hydrating and moisturising.
Directly place a drop of the 23K Gold Elixir face oil on your cheek and press the oil into your cheek and eye area and follow the exercise noted above.
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