7 Ways to Naturally Reduce Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles

July 02, 2020

7 Ways to Naturally Reduce Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles

Puffy eyes and dark circles under the eyes are annoying problems that we all experience at some point in our lives. They can be caused by age, allergies, lack of sleep, and even sun damage. Did you know the eye area tends to show signs of aging more quickly? Overtime, you lose collagen and skin thins. 


Here are tips to keep your eyes looking their best!


Be gentle with your eyes


The skin around your eyes is extremely delicate, so rubbing too hard can cause inflammation and broken blood vessels, resulting in puffiness and dark circles.


Avoid rubbing your eyes as much as possible and always make sure to remove your eye makeup with a product that gently melts away makeup. A good eye makeup remover reduces the need for tugging at the skin around your eyes! Your eyes are delicate, pulling on the eye area can cause sagging skin and crow’s feet.

 

Use a multi-functional eye serum


Incorporate a daily eye serum into your routine that targets puffy eyes, dark circles, and fine lines around the eyes.


Our RevitalEyezing eye serum targets multiple eye concerns. It:

  • Nourishes, restores, and strengthens the skin barrier with a pea peptide
  • Protects your skin from free radical damage with Vitamin C antioxidant-rich plant oils and coffee and jujube extract
  • Brightens the eye area with ingredients that encourage skin cell turnover like rosehip seed oil, blueberry seed oil, and baobab seed oil 
  • Softens the appearance of fine lines around the eye area with Vitamin E rich moisturizing oils to fight signs of aging. 
  • Depuffs and smooths the eye area with coffee, ginseng, and cucumber by decreasing inflammation and increasing circulation.

Strive for 8-9 hours a sleep 

Lack of sleep can cause your eyes to appear darker and puffier. If you’re not getting enough sleep, your body can’t repair itself causing headaches, eye fatigue and dull skin. Try incorporating a night time ritual like legs up the wall, a skincare routine, or reading a few pages of your favorite book to train your brain it’s time for sleep. HOT TIP: Sleep on your back with your head slightly elevated to help reduce puffy eyes and dark circles.


Reduce puffy eyes with a cool compress


Reduce puffiness and inflammation by wrapping a cool compress in a towel and placing it under your eyes for 5-10 minutes. If you don't have a compress, gently placing a cool spoon against your skin can be a great substitute!


In addition to the soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients (think cucumber, pomegranate, rosehip, sea kelp, blueberry) in our RevitalEyezing Eye Serum, it was also designed with a metal applicator to help soothe and reduce puffy eyes quickly! You can even store it in the fridge for an enhanced cooling effect to target puffy eyes!


Reduce repetitive movements


Repetitive facial expressions like squinting, frowning, and even smiling can contribute to fine lines around your eyes.


Of course, we don't ever want to stop smiling! But reducing squinting and frowning can be a huge help in preventing functional fine lines like crow's feet.


Using a moisturizing serum around your eyes can also help to plump and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of existing fine lines and helping to get rid of crow’s feet.


Protect your skin from sun damage


The sun can play a huge role in breaking down your skin's collagen and elastin. So UV damage can lead to fine lines and puffy eyes.


You can minimize UV damage around your eyes by wearing sunscreen daily and wearing sunglasses outdoors!


Wearing sunglasses can also prevent crow’s feet from forming by reducing repetitive motions, like squinting in the sun (big win!).


In addition to wearing sunscreen daily, our RevitalEyezing Eye Serum was formulated with ingredients high in antioxidants like coffee extract, cucumber rich in Vitamin C, pomegranate seed oil, and rosemary extract to protect your skin from free radical damage caused by UV rays.


Make facial massages a regular part of your skincare routine!


Facial massages are more than just a relaxing way to unwind at the end of the day! They also provide so many benefits to your skin and melts away stress! They've been shown to improve blood circulation, promote skin turnover, and stimulate collagen production.


Indulge in a facial massage including an eye massage 2-3 times a week to get rid of puffy eyes and eliminate dark circles. If you're not sure where to start, here's our step by step guide for an easy 3-step facial massage!




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