The only thing worse than starting your day with bad hair is waking up to swollen, puffy eyes. And while puffy eyes and dark circles are rarely a sign of anything serious, they can be discouraging when you’re trying to look fresh and ready to greet the day. So what causes puffy eyes and dark circles anyway? Here are some of the causes and proactive measures you can take to keep puffy eyes and dark circles to a minimum.
Dark Under-Eye Circles
You might be surprised to learn that one of the most common causes of dark under-eye circles is genetics. Some people simply have a genetic predisposition to dark under-eye skin. A diet high in sodium can make eyes swell creating darker tones below your eyes. Sometimes dark under-eye circles are a sign of allergies, and alcohol and tobacco usage can cause dehydration leaving eyes sunken and dark.
Mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes is common as we age. Tissues around eyes weaken. The space below your eyes can accumulate fluid, making the under-eye area appear puffy or swollen. And like dark circles, eating salty foods means you can expect puffy eyes in the morning, especially if you’re susceptible to water retention. Inadequate sleep, allergies, smoking, alcohol and good old genetics play major roles.
Prevention and Treatment for Both
While puffy eyes and dark circles aren’t serious conditions, cosmetically they can be challenging. At-home remedies, such as cool compresses, can help improve the appearance of bags under eyes. Slices of cool cucumbers or chilled, wet teabags placed over your closed eyes for 10 to 15 minutes is not only refreshing but also helps reduce swelling. Avoid salty meats, snacks and processed foods. Getting enough quality rest is essential for many reasons. Work towards getting as much uninterrupted sleep as possible. Limit your alcohol and tobacco intake, which dehydrate the body and drink plenty of water. And last, use an organic, high quality, Vitamin C infused under-eye cream formulated to help reduce puffiness.
Our Trixsent Forever Young Vitamin C Eye Cream can help soothe, minimize and prevent dark, puffy eyes. With an instant tightening effect, you’ll notice the difference shortly after applying it. This organic, cruelty-free, no-residue formula reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, deeply moisturizing, brightening and smoothing. Hyaluronic acid and niacinamide effectively firm the skin while collagen increases elasticity. And unlike so many eye creams, ours leaves no sticky residues – so you can apply make-up immediately after it dries. Loaded with Vitamins E and C, it works like magic with its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and collagen-boosting agents.
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