One of the first areas to show visible signs of aging is the delicate area around and under the eyes. The skin is very thin and gets even thinner with age. Puffiness, Dark circles and lines around the eyes can make a person look than their truly are. Here are some tips to help care for and even reverse damage to the delicate under eye area:
Pomegranate and Blueberry extract
Extracts of blueberries and pomegranate provide antioxidant protection to skin cells and may help protect against the aging effects of advanced glycation end products.
Essential Oils to combat allergies
When your allergies flame up, as allergy season and watery, puffy eyes are inevitable for many. The Following 5 Essential oils are know to best fight allergies:
- Peppermint Oil (acts as an expectorant)
- Basil Oil ( helps detox the body of bacteria and viruses)
- Eucalyptus Oil ( Relieves Congestion)
- Lemon Oil (supports lymphatic system drainage)
- Tea Tree Oil ( destroys airborne pathogens/ antiseptic agent with anti-inflammatory benefits)
Natural antioxidants found in white, green, black, and red tea provide complementary support for topical skin-rejuvenating nutrients. All of these tea extracts lend powerful antioxidant support, while strengthening the zone of protection against UV light and free radical-induced damage and inflammation to the under-eye area.Dampened Tea bags can be applied directly to the eyes.
Cold Compress or Cucumber
If your eyes are swollen and puffy, try a cold compress. Not only can this help reduce puffy eyes, it can be very relaxing which adds to a youthful appearance. You can achieve this by using chilled spoons on top of your eyes, cucumber slices, or even chilled, dampened tea bags with a drop of Lavender Essential Oil added. The cool temperature is what makes this at home remedy effective.
Exercise is a natural way to reduce the signs of aging and can promote a youthful glow to the skin but mostly, the area around your eyes will benefit from special facial exercises. Licensed aesthetician and author of The Yoga Facelift, Marie-Veronique Nadeau explains that yoga for the face involves slow exercises of the facial muscles to help tone and tighten them.
Using light pressure from your fingers as resistance the exercises involve various facial expressions and pressure. And let’s not forget regular yoga and how it can benefit. The inverted poses such as shoulder stands and back bends can help increase circulation to the face, which carries away excess fluid and helps relieve swelling.
Sleep on your Back
Sleeping on your back can prevent gravity from causing fluid build-up around the eyes. Consider adding an extra pillow under your head as well, but make sure it is a pillow that is effective for good sleep — for if you are unable to sleep, that can add to the dark circles under the eyes problem.
Camouse MM, Domingo DS, Swain FR, et al. Topical application of green and white tea extracts provides protection from solar-simulated ultraviolet light in human skin. Exp Dermatol. 2009 Jun;18(6):522-6.