There are a few main reasons why we get ‘tired eyes’ or ‘bags under the eyes’
- Lack of sleep
- Sun Damage
Let’s take a look at each of these…
Sleep and Your Eyes
Sleep is a time when your body rejuvenates and repairs the cells of your body. If you’re not getting enough sleep, or your sleep is often interrupted, this can cause swelling in the skin directly below your eyes.
Ensuring that you get enough sleep is crucial to proper health overall, but it is also important for the skin under your eyes. Making sure you have a dark room and comfortable bedding is a good start. Decorative pillows are great for looks, but lousy for sleeping. To ensure a good night’s sleep, you need a pillow that is soft and supportive.
As previously mentioned, the skin under your eyes is extremely sensitive. The more you rub it, the more irritated and damaged it can become. So take it easy on your eyes. If they’re itchy, rub them gently. The capillaries of your skin are very close to the surface in the thin skin around your eyes. Redness and irritation can occur from even minor rubbing.
Also be careful with the types of concealers, ointments, and moisturizers you use on this part of your face. Some contain chemicals that are irritants.
Genetics can play a large part in the appearance of dark skin and under eye bags. Some of us are born with blood vessels that are very close to the surface of our skin. This can cause the appearance of ‘darkness’ under the eyes. Combating this is relatively easy by using under eye concealers. Just be careful to choose one that won’t cause irritation.
Surprisingly, sun damage is the number one cause of damage to skin around the eyes. It makes sense if you think about it. Unless you wear sunglasses all of the time, your eyes are constantly exposed to the damaging rays of the sun.
Applying sunscreen around your eyes is a great solution, but how often do you really do that. Besides, many sunscreens can be irritating to this sensitive skin.
There are many lotions and moisturizers that contain SPF protection from the sun. These are a great way to protect your skin from further damage.
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