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Rid those dark rings

September 14, 2017

Rid those dark rings

Unfortunately in this busy day and age we dont sleep enough, we dont take enough care of ourselves and it often shows on the face, especially under the eyes! This is an especially sensitive part of the face and one of the first to show the wear and tear of life. So if you find you are developing those dreaded black bags stop them in their path! Heres how to rid those dark rings...... 

  1. Watch your diet: If you’ve got excessive puffiness under your eyes, which casts a shadow and makes it look like you’ve got crescent moon-shaped darkness south of your bottom lash line, take a good look at what you’re putting into your body. Salty foods and alcohol cause extreme bloat, so when you cut these out, your skin will be able to rest easy without puffing up. Plus, getting rid of bloat will ease your entire body, not just your eyes.
  2. Try not to rub your eyes:  Friction causes skin pigmentation to darken, so if you’re constantly rubbing your eyes, you’re not doing yourself any favours.
  3. Sleep propped up: When you’re laying down flat, fluids can build up underneath your eyes. Prop yourself up with an extra pillow or two during the night so that the fluid drains down, taking the excess away from your eye area.
  4. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen:If the skin underneath your eyes is dark all on its own, don’t take chances on it becoming darker with age. Every day apply SPF 30 underneath your eyes but avoid actual contact with your eye.
  5. Use your ring finger: When you apply concealer or makeup with your fingers, use your ring fingers as they’re the weakest of the bunch, using your weak finger will be much more gentle on your eye area.
  6. Cool tea bags: After you’ve finished brewing a cup of tea, put the left over tea bags into the refrigerator for 10 minutes or so to cool them off, then lay down and set the bags over your eyes. Not only will this relax you and force you to rest your eyes for about 15 minutes, but the cool tea bags will also relieve the skin around your eyes, reducing swelling and discoloration.
  7. Get a retinoid cream: Retinoids are great for all over your skin, but especially around your eyes because they help to even out discoloration and boost collagen to reduce fine lines. After continued regular use, your skin will look brighter and smoother.
  8. Always take your makeup off: Leaving your makeup on while you sleep will only irritate your eyes and cause fluids to rush to that area. Even if all you have on is mascara or concealer, clear your skin at night and use a retinoid cream afterwards.
  9. Be gentle: Taking off eye makeup is a task and a half, especially if waterproof anything is involved. Though it’s easy to rub away at stubborn mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow, doing so can damage your skin and break off your precious lashes.

 

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