Skincare Tips: How To Get Rid Of Puffy Eyes?
Panda eyes, eye bags - no matter what you call them, those puffy, dark rings under your eyes are rarely a cause for medical concern, but could still be annoying from a cosmetic point of view. Often thought to occur due to lack of sleep, under-eye circles and puffy eyes can also be due to allergies, thinning skin around the eye area, loss of fatty tissue around the eyes due to ageing, frequent rubbing of the eyes, poor lifestyle choices and overexposure to sunlight. It could also be attributed to genetics and ethnicity.
How can you get rid of puffy eyes? While there are plenty of puffy eye home remedies to try out, they sometimes don’t remove puffiness under the eyes entirely. However, some simple lifestyle changes and a little help from Clarins will have you well on your way to gorgeous, radiant peepers in no time at all. Check out these lifestyle and skincare tips below on how to banish puffy under-eyes for good!
Feast For Your Eyes
Overconsumption of salt and alcohol as well as lack of fluids can result in bloat, ultimately affecting your eye area in the form of puffy eyes. Puffy eyes are generally caused by an excessive accumulation of fluids in the surrounding skin tissue. Too much salt and alcohol in your system lower your hydration levels and dehydration causes your skin to look duller. As the skin around the eye area is thinner, signs of dehydration tend to show up there first. Consume more fresh foods instead of processed ones, drink plenty of water and reduce your salt and alcohol intake as much as possible.
Gently tap the eye contour with your fingertips, working from the inner corner of your eyes to the outer corner to remove excess fluid from the under-eye area. Repeat this exercise several more times to boost blood circulation in the area and encourage lymphatic drainage. Don’t forget to use an eye contouring product that’s gentle on the eye area such as Clarins’ Enhancing Eye Lift for better results. The Enhancing Eye Lift eye serum does exactly as its name suggests, visibly lifting eyelids and diminishing dark circles to present brighter under-eye skin. This serum does more than just brighten your eye area, it also helps to fortify your lashes to give you the appearance of bigger, bolder and more beautiful eyes. Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption as well, as these habits can speed up the ageing process, thus increasing the risk of dark circles reappearing.
Puffy eye treatment isn’t restricted to just diet and lifestyle changes. While it may seem like a small detail, the way you position yourself when you sleep also affects the formation of puffy eyes. Gravity causes fluid to collect under your eyes, resulting in puffy looking eyes come morning.
Try to sleep on your back with an extra pillow under your head to prevent the fluid from flowing up towards your eye area. Exchanging your usual pillowcase for a satin or silk one may also help decrease the likelihood of fine lines and creases developing around your eye area. To give your eyes even more of a reinvigorating boost, gently apply Clarins’ Extra-Firming Eye before bed and wake up to youthful, brighter-looking eyes. This 2-in-1 anti-ageing eye balm helps reduce puffiness and gives skin an intensive dose of nutrients to eliminate fine lines and dark circles thanks to the Girdlepod, Kangaroo Paw and other plant extracts which help to firm, brighten eyes and drain tissues of excess fluid.