Do you have dark circles and eye bags? Do your eye bags remain no matter how much sleep you’ve had? I can help – let’s talk about how to banish under-eye puffiness!
I don’t know about you, but some mornings when I wake up and look at myself in the mirror I barely recognise myself. Now, of course, this usually happens after a very late night out on the town. But whatever the reason, no one wants to wake up with unsightly bags under their eyes. They can make us look tired, stressed and, dare I say it…OLD!
My four simple tips to help fight against under-eye puffiness:
- Try not to drink fluids at least 2 to 3 hours before bedtime. It’s fluid retention that tends to be the most common factor with under-eye puffiness. The skin around our eyes is very thin and fragile, so when fluid starts to build, this area can become puffy and droopy.
- A flat pillow is not our friend! My nighttime mantra for the last several years has been, “Make sure my pillow is fluffy so I won’t wake up puffy”. Flat pillows allow for fluid retention to build under our eyes. By slightly elevating our heads with a fuller pillow, we can help prevent the fluid build-up that leads to noticeable eye bags.
- Try to limit your alcohol and salt intake. They are both key contributors to eye bags and puffiness because they can lead to dehydration. When we are dehydrated, the body tends to store water as part of its defense mechanism.
- Plain old tiredness is also a major culprit. We are all guilty of sitting in front of our computers and televisions for far too long. We must give our eyes, and ourselves, a rest too. Remember, it’s called “Beauty Sleep” for a reason so let’s all get plenty of it and help banish those eye bags forever.
Written by beauty expert, Jacquie Carter. Jacquie is Director of Outer Nutrition at Herbalife