7 Ways to quickly reduce under-eye bags that really work
-Dec 4, Hannah Hargrave , Beauty -
It’s that wonderful time of the year for fun and festivities, but those late nights coupled with a little over-indulgence can leave you looking a tad weary. If you’re looking forward to the holiday season but dreading the under-eye bags which can accompany it, here are some tips to reduce puffiness and keep you looking bright eyed into the New Year.
Nobody likes waking up in the morning and being greeted with a reflection which is sporting some serious baggage beneath their eyes. But it happens to the best of us.
Whether lack of sleep, allergies, age or genetics are to blame for the bags at some point every man or woman has likely looked for a quick fix to eradicate them.
While there’s no magic potion to see them on their way for good there are some tried and tested natural methods which truly work when it comes to reducing puffiness, swelling and dark circles.
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Lumity Ice Cubes
Prepare for a fast way to reduce puffiness and give yourself a wake up call too by having ice cubes, containing a couple of drops of Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil, ready in the freezer.
Gently sweeping them across your eyelids and underneath your eyes will help ease swelling as well as moisturising and tightening your skin all in one go.
We’re all about sustainability and recycling and here’s something you can do with your used teabags. Once they’ve cooled pop them in the fridge and when you wake up looking a little swollen grab a couple from the fridge and gently place them on your eyes for five minutes.
Caffeine is also a powerful antioxidant and can also increase blood flow to your skin.
Dehydration could be behind your dark circles and sagging skin underneath your eyes and if you’ve been at a party with alcohol and salty food you’ll need to replenish your water supplies. To keep your skin supple and have it bouncing back you need to drink water. Even if it’s in the form of a herbal tea or hot water with lemon, ensuring you get your H20 back into your body will have a major impact on your skin.
A facial massage with Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil feels so good and does wonderful things for your skin on your face and around your eyes too. A-list facialist Nichola Joss’s DIY method will get blood flowing, reduce inflammation and reduce the fluid which can pool around your eyes and underneath them as well.
Add a pillow
If you prepare your bed properly before you hit the hay it could leave you less puffy come morning. Sleeping slightly raised, with another pillow or with the head of your bed elevated slightly, will stop fluid accumulating around your eyes when you’re asleep and therefore reduce puffiness.
If you wear makeup you should remove it before you bed, not only to cleanse your skin of bacteria and grime but to ensure your eyes don’t get irritated by caked on mascara or eyeliner.
Lumity’s 4-in-1 Cleanser not only acts as a cleanser but as a makeup remover, exfoliator and facial mask. So you can give your skin a treat before bedtime and wake up looking and feeling more refreshed.
It goes without saying that prevention is ultimately the best way to avoid your under-eye issues in the first place. So here are a few things you can do to give your skin a helping hand.
- avoid salty foods – especially hidden sodium in healthy meals like soup.
- limit alcohol and have a glass of water between each one
- daily facial massage
- drink at least 8, 8oz glasses of water a day
- consistently get between 7-9 hours of quality sleep a night
- use a nourishing eye cream
If you’re worried how you’ll get back on track after the season of fun then you can learn how to reset your circadian rhythm and don’t forget to take your Lumity Day and Nighttime Supplements to better your overall wellness as well.