We have all had those mornings where we wake up, look in the mirror and think “Ugh, I look rough.” Most of the time this reaction is caused by one thing, dark circles under our eyes. Whether it’s from a crazy night out with the boys, a late night at the office, or just the fact we are getting older, there are some steps you can take to look like you’re well rested even though you may not feel it.
Drink More water
This is probably something you hear daily. The truth is drinking more water is the answer to a lot of different health and appearance issues, dark under eye circles is also one of them. Your body is 70% water and dehydration is one of the main causes of dark circles. Think of it as moisturizing your body from the inside out. Along with drinking more water try to drink less soda, beverages, and food high in sodium. The more salt you consume means the more water you must drink to counteract the effects. This is the most affordable and easiest first step you can take to healthier looking eyes.
It would be amazing to be able to say just get a full 8 hours every night and you’re good to go but we all know for the average person 8 hours in the sack is a luxury. So here are a few simple tips you can take to the bedroom to help alleviate those grocery bags under your eyes the next morning. First try sleeping on your back or your side and adding a pillow or two to elevate your head. Believe it or not gravity plays a role in creating those under eyed devils. By sleeping with your head elevated, your blood circulates away from your face causing less pooling in your face and eye area. Before bed try a cold mask to reduce puffiness and help you fall asleep quicker. In the end, the more sleep you can get the better so shoot for those 8 hours.
Eat a balanced Diet
Eating healthy will certainly improve your appearance from head to toe. When it comes to eye bags and dark circles you want to increase blood flow and hydrate your body. Foods like salmon and walnuts can improve blood flow while foods like watermelon and asparagus promote good hydration.
Invest in some eye cream
This is the final step in your quest to beat the bags. Eye cream pretty much has all of the things we mentioned above in a topical solution. Packed with moisturizers and vitamins that have been found to promote healthier looking eyes and reduce the signs of aging. Some even add caffeine to give your eyes that extra boost in the morning. If you think you’re too young to start using this stuff think again. Your 40-year-old self will thank you when he looks like he’s not a day over 30.
Here are some creams and gels we use and recommend: