Having puffy eyes, dark circles, and shadows under your eyes. When you get older it happens more often. It is just one of the many things that happen with age yet there are products that help reduce the signs of aging other than having to rely on expensive surgery.
One of the first things you will need to do is reduce your consumption of sodium. Add Vitamins A, C, and E to your diet. Make sure you are getting enough sleep as well.
There are many methods that grandma used and swears works. Some of the popular ways to remove the puffiness and darkness are to apply tea bags, fresh cut cucumbers, and Preparation H. The tea bags and cucumbers to work but stay away from the Preparation H since it will cause eye damage.
When locating products for puffy eyes, look for ingredients with horse chestnut that promotes micro-circulation. Aloe that soothes and hydrates. Ivy to decongests and eliminate excess water. Caffeine to decrease the swelling. Green or white tea to soothe the redness and inflammation. Cucumber to reduce the inflammation. Licorice to reduce the puffiness and soothes the irritation.
When you are seeking a longer fix there are injectable wrinkle fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane used by experts. The filler is injected around the puffy area to remove the indentation as the result of the puffiness. There is also Botox that is commonly used to smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles. They all have the same effect of creating a younger appearance to the eyes. The methods last about nine months when you need to have the procedure repeated for the cost of several thousand dollars each time.
Some people have the daily morning darkness referred to as ‘raccoon eyes’ that is near the underside of their eyes making the person appear tired, older, and drug out. The fact some people have it naturally even with getting the right amounts of sleep leads them to seek alternative products to remove the dark circles.
Look for products with Vitamin K to stimulate the blood flow and repair the broken capillary walls near the eyes. Vitamin A, C, and E to reduce the free radicals and to increase the antioxidant protectors. Peptide technology to promote collagen synthesis to firm the eye tissue. Hesperidin to strengthen the capillaries to reduce the leaking and reduce blood pooling as well as improving the micro-circulation in the eye region. Konica acid to lighten the skin areas from discoloration. Eyebright, pearls, and light diffuser to visually filter light and to brighten and illuminate the eye regions.
To camouflage the darkness use a peach or salmon colored concealer. For the puffiness use a nylon concealer brush to add a thin layer of a product in the creases below the puffy area. After you add a concealer a few shades darker than your foundation. Apply the foundation before the concealer.