Eyes can look and feel particularly rough in the winter. It's dark and dreary outside, and it can be hard to wake up. The air is dry and skin on the face becomes flaky. Dry eyes are red and may entice you to rub them. There is help for puffy, dark circles in cold weather through lifestyle habits and proper topical treatments. Read below to find out how.
Properly hydrate throughout the day. Drinking enough water each day is one of the best things you can do for your skin. This should be spread out throughout the day - morning to evening (though, you should stop drinking liquids close to bed time, so you don't need to wake up to use the loo.) Hydration from the inside is essential for glowing skin. Drink more water by carrying a re-usable bottle around with you all day. Add lemon for extra liver and skin-loving benefits.
Get a better sleep at night. Tired eyes can be helped with products, but the best way to reduce them is to not be tired in the first place! A good quality sleep is not just about length. You need to achieve a deep sleep in order to really get enough rest. Ways to improve sleep quality include:
- Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and cigarettes before bed (smoking causes dramatically advanced aging and should be avoided altogether)
- Get a comfortable and supportive mattress and pillow with proper, breathable bedding
- Go to sleep in a dark and quiet room with few disturbances
- If the noises can't be avoided, cover them up with a white noise machine or an app that makes nature sounds with a timer
- If you nap, take it earlier in the day
- Take care of your and your partner's snoring problems by visiting the doctor
- Keep a consistent sleep schedule, even on the weekends
Regularly apply a topical eye treatment. An effective eye cream is your best skincare friend. And the BFF Award goes to SKII skin care and beauty products which are basically miracle workers! The LXP Ultimate Revival Eye Cream diminishes dark circles and smooths wrinkles and fine lines that have already formed. It is firming, hydrating, and contains high concentrations of PiteraTM which is a natural ingredient developed by scientists studying the Japanese sake fermentation process.
Try de-puffing treatments at home. These tricks tend to work on a person-by-person basis. Different people have found success with placing these on the eyes: steeped and cooled black tea and green tea bags, cucumber slices, potato slices, and raw egg whites. You're better off eating the right foods and drinking water for internal aid, plus using a professionally-formulated product that's easy to take anywhere.
Eat foods that promote a healthy glow. You can never go wrong with plant-based, whole foods for your physical and mental health. Your skin - the body's largest organ - also benefits greatly from eating lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes, seeds, nuts, herbs and spices. Their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are invaluable. Check out this list of foods that enhance radiance for the skin.
By using all the above methods, your eyes will be firmer, de-puffed, hydrated, brighter, and less sleepy in no time!