It’s 7am and your daily alarm hits you once again like a truck. It just doesn’t get easier does it?
Let’s face it – tiredness is a bitch. It doesn’t just hit us mentally, it hits us physically, too and one of the first horrors we notice are the panda eyes.
So, how can we tackle the dark circles and banish the exhausted look? The Bellus team have come to the rescue with 4 ways to tackle your tired eyes.
Not all heroes wear capes! Let’s do this…
The cold cure
To wake up your eyes quickly, you want to inject some coldness. The quickest solution is only for the brave – that’s by dunking your face in ice cold water. Sounds crazy, we know, but to hit the problem hard you need to go hard.
If this solution sounds too daunting for you, don’t worry, you can choose the more sane option of soaking a small towel in ice cold water and resting it over your eyes. We recommend roughly 10 minutes. This will reduce any puffiness and wake those bad boys up.
Use your greens
Adding plenty of vegetables to your diet is always a great way of keeping your body and mind feeling fresh. But, this time it’s not the eating we want to focus on.
When your eyes look tired and bring out the good old Cucumber. This is already a common known remedy, but it seems like a lot of us have forgotten about it. But, if your eyes are looking red and puffy, go old school. Take a few slices of cucumber and rest them on your eyes. The coolness and natural astringency of the cucumber will bring down the puffy look and reduce the swelling.
If you’re suffering from dark circles around your eyes, opt for thin slices of potatoes. Yes, this one does sound a little weird, but, the natural enzymes in the potato are skin lighteners, helping to reduce dark circles.
If you’re a regular to Bellus, you’ll already be aware of how much we love roses. You can find the ingredient in many of our products – and with good reason. Rosewater helps maintain the skin’s pH balance, and also controls excess oil. It also works as an anti-inflammatory, which will reduce puffy eyes and redness.
This process is a bit more time consuming, but super effective! Soak a couple of cotton balls in the rose water, wrap in cling film and stick them in the fridge for 20 minutes or so. Once cool, remove the plastic and place the cotton balls on your eyes for around 10 minutes. You’ll see the benefits within minutes!
This is one to help stop future panda eyes. You want to cut down on your salt intake throughout the day – especially before bed. This will stop your body from holding onto excess fluids, meaning less inflammation all round.
Give your eyes some TLC.
If you want to avoid all the chopping of veg and dunking your head in cold water, then your best solution is our Lightening Eye Cream.
Our whipped eye cream targets the bottom most layer of your delicate under eye skin, nourishing at the source. We’ve harnessed the natural healing powers of Emu oil and lightening powers of lemon to fade uneven or unwanted pigment.
This cream is perfect for energising your skin and reducing the puffy tired look.