Get rid of bags under your eyes with these skin care hacks
The skin around your eye area is very delicate and is often the area that shows the first signs of aging. Often overlooked in most skin care routines, your eyes are vulnerable and in desperate need of TLC. Unsightly bags tend to form for a variety of reasons and this issue can tamper with the overall appearance of our face. There are some simple ways to ensure that the skin in your eye area is hydrated, regularly restored, and managed for under eye puffiness. Follow these simple skin care hacks for your eye area so that your eyes look rested and healthy-looking.
Why Do Eyes Get Puffy?
Puffiness and the formation of dark circles can either be hereditary or can form due to lifestyle issues such as a lack of sleep or dehydration.
If you’ve ever had a bad night of sleep you also know that your eye area can retain fluid which can show up in the form of bags appearing under your eyes. Eye creams and gels can help fight the appearance of puffiness and dark circles — you should always have them on hand to help minimize the look of any eye issues you might have.
Skin Care Hacks Against Puffiness
1. Eye Roller
The right eye cream or gel can help the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. It will also refresh your skin and make you look more awake. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye with a micro-stimulating roll-on applicator helps de-puff and reduce the look of under-eye bags. Keep an eye roller on hand to use in the mornings to instantly refresh and reduce puffiness and brighten the appearance of your so that you can start your day looking your best.
2. Cold Spoon
A cold spoon is great to reduce the appearance of swelling and that easy to apply to your eye area. Just place a spoon in your fridge for those days when your eye area looks puffy. Hold the cold spoon against your skin. It will reduce the appearance of puffiness and refresh your delicate under eye area.
3. BB Cream
A quick way to hide the look of dark puffy skin is by applying BB cream to diminish their appearance. Garnier SkinActive’s 5-in1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream smoothes, brightens, refines and conceals your skin, and includes SPF 15. Apply one layer then gently add another to increase coverage in your eye area. This will help conceal your puffiness and dark circles.
How to Protect Your Eye Area
1. Avoid Hot Water
Hot water can dry out our skin and interfere with its overall health. Avoid hot water so that you aren’t irritating your delicate under eye area.
Sleep is crucial when it comes to your eyes looking healthy and maintaining a youthful appearance. Try to get 7-8 hours of sleep a night to look well rested and allow your skin to repair itself. It’s also important to know that your sleep position can affect your eye area. If you sleep on your side or stomach you may be accumulating fluid in your delicate eye area. If you think that your sleep position might be making your eye area puffy, try to sleep on your back.
3. No Smoking
Smoking harms your skin and can also be a factor in how your eyes look. Smoking can slow down your circulation and also affect blood vessels under the eyes. A blue-ish tint may form in your under eye area as a result of smoking, which can visually register as dark circles around the eye. Try to avoid smoking for your skin’s health.