When it comes to skin care routines and regimens, everyone knows to stock up on moisturizers, face masks, and pimple creams, but how often do we care for our under-eyes? Though sleep is important to under-eye health, proper blood circulation, regulated moisture levels, and reducing inflammation of the surrounding skin cells are just as critical in preventing puffiness and discoloration.
Proper Blood Circulation: When we miss out on sleep, our bodies don’t get the chance to replenish and do away with the dead and old blood cells that have accumulated over time. Pushing ourselves to exhaustion causes the blood vessels under our eyes to expand, which creates unwanted dark circles to appear on the surface of the skin. Eating foods that are high in Vitamin C, like oranges, and Vitamin E, like unsalted sunflower seeds, is great for blood circulation, which can help to replenish blood cells in the under-eye area.
Reducing Inflammation: Crying, rubbing our eyes, and environmental allergies can cause our under-eyes to become puffy and inflamed. To alleviate and reduce this puffiness, natural remedies like ice packs, cold compresses, and cool cucumber slices can be applied to the under-eyes; this helps to reduce swelling. Milder forms of tannic acid, found in tea leaves, can also help to draw liquid away from the inflamed area. This can be done by taking two (previously-steeped and cooled) tea bags of any variety and placing them on each under-eye for 10 – 15 minutes.
Regulated Moisture Levels: When our skin is dry, it leaves us susceptible to itchiness and irritation caused by broken and damaged skin follicles. Under-eye skin is particularly thin and easily-irritated. Using un-medicated petroleum jelly in place of harsh makeup removers can help keep skin moisturized, minimizing dryness and irritation.
Though all of these remedies seem tedious, they’ve proven to be effective methods of under-eye care. Luckily, for people who have busier schedules that don’t allow for elaborate skin care routines, Refresh Skin Therapy has formulated a Peptide+ Intense Eye Recovery Serum that is gentle enough for the skin beneath our eyes. It promotes blood circulation, reduces inflammation, and balances the moisture levels of the surrounding area, all with one daily application. Click here to learn more about Refresh Skin Therapy’s Peptide+ Intense Eye Recovery Serum, the easiest, most convenient way toward optimal under-eye health.