Woken up after a full night’s sleep but look like you’ve pulled an all-nighter? It’s frustrating when your body is ‘defying’ you. Luckily, there are treatments that help synchronise these two challenges.
Tear trough fillers, for example. As you age, your tear trough deepens and causes that sunken appearance under the eye. Dark circles, too. Both of which give that always-tired look. Tear trough fillers rejuvenate the area by replacing the volume loss and lightening those ‘panda’ circles.
Turning back the clock isn’t possible. But, the effects of time can be reversed. And because the area around your eyes is the thinnest part of your skin, it needs special attention.
Tired eyes, darling?
Take a nap, then consider these tips.
Sick of using concealer to cover those dark circles under your eyes? Try these strategies instead.
1. Get a good eye cream
The first step to adding an eye serum into your skincare regime is accepting that it’s okay. Just because you’re using one doesn’t mean you’re ‘old.’ Prevention is always better than cure, so the moment you notice lines or darkness forming in your eye area, it’s time for an eye serum. If you’re in your late 20’s, it’s a great time to start. Check the ingredients list and choose an anti-ageing solution that’s designed to hydrate and is full of antioxidants with puffiness-reducing qualities. Look for the following ingredients: retinol, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and peptides.
2. Invest in proper sunglasses
Don’t just choose sunglasses for their looks. Exposure to UV rays is one of the leading causes of premature ageing, especially around the eyes. Protect your eyes. Use sunscreen that’s high in SPF and limit your time in the sun. An overproduction of melanin from sun exposure can cause dark patches under your eyes (a good eye serum should help fight this).
3. Avoid fluid retention
If you’re experiencing puffiness, you can protect your eyes (and the rest of your body) by cutting down your salt and alcohol intake. Limit salty snacks and sugary drinks, as both lead to water retention. This excess fluid sits or ‘pools’ in the layer of skin around your eyes (because it’s the thinnest). Drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. The foods to include in your diet are oranges, berries, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, green leafy vegetables, eggs, low-fat dairy foods and dark chocolate (yes!)
While it’s hard to avoid late nights and accidentally finishing the bottle of wine with your girlfriends, you can help your skin recover and rejuvenate. Eat well, drink lots of water, invest in a hydrating eye serum and take a proactive approach. It’s best to start anti-ageing treatments early. After all, most people first notice signs of ageing around the eyes.
Interested in treating your tired eyes with procedures such as the tear through filler? Book an appointment with one of our eyes skin specialists.
Let’s make your eyes glimmer again. And not just because you have eyeshadow on.