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Serve Your Eyes a Cup of Tea this Winter.
Are hectic schedules and the stress of Winter leaving you with dark circles and bags under your eyes?
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin on your entire body, and it’s most susceptible to damage. Also, as you age, the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weaken. The skin may start to sag, and fat that is normally confined to the area around the eye can move into the area below your eyes. Also, the space below your eyes can accumulate fluid, making the under-eye area appear puffy or swollen. Several factors can lead to this, including:
Fluid retention due to changes in weather (for example, temperature changes from forced heat indoors and frigid conditions outdoors), hormone levels, or eating salty foods
Not getting enough sleep
Allergies or dermatitis, especially if puffiness is accompanied by redness and itching
Heredity — under-eye bags can run in families
Here’s what you can do to improve your eyes for a brighter more refreshed look:
Regularly Apply The Right Eye Cream. The skin around the eyes needs special treatment. Regularly apply an eye cream rich in green tea extract, chamomile, and arnica. These ingredients will help reduce puffiness and smooth fine lines. Vitamin K will help fade dark circles, while Ginseng, Ginkgo Biloba and bioflavoids will help strengthen capillaries and the underlying collagen structure for a more refreshed look. Think of serving your eyes a cup of Earl Gray Tea. Gently massage the cream in to foster fluid drainage and promote healthy blood flow around the eyes. Skin Authority Reviving Eye Brightener was specially designed to reduce inflammation and increase circulation in the delicate skin around the eyes. Using it regularly will help fade away dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness, leaving eyes brighter and more refreshed looking. This product is rich in Green Tea, Chamomile, Arnica, Ginseng, Gingko Biloba, Olive Oil, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E. It is an essential step in achieving healthy, radiant skin and looking your best.
Get More Of the Right Kind Of Sleep. Getting eight to ten hours sleep is good for your entire well being, and especially for your eyes. But when you sleep, fluids will accumulate and your veins will expand to hold more fluids. So, sleeping on your side or your stomach may cause fluids to pool in your eyes. It’s not easy to change, but if this is your problem, try sleeping on your back! Oh, and never fall asleep with makeup on.
Reduce Salt In Your Diet. Too much salt causes the body to retain more fluid, which can accumulate under the eyes. If you have fluid retention thanks to a salty meal, try snacking on bananas or raisins, which can help alleviate the problem.
Use Ice Cubes. Ice cubes are great to relieve stayed-up-too-late eyes. Just lightly move the ice cube back and forth under your eyes a few times for a lift.
Massage Away Baggy Eyes. Use your fingertips to create a light, circular massage motion under your eyes. Finish by pushing your fingers toward your nose; this helps release extra, unneeded moisture through your tear ducts.