Whether it’s late nights out, seasonal celebrations, or over-indulgence of salty foods, there are dozens of reasons why you might be waking up with puffy eyes and bloated skin. Whether you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s, we have some tips for keeping your eyes from looking tired, puffy and bloated:
In Your 20s:
The Problem: Eating too many salty foods, processed carbs, or over indulging in treats dipped in soy sauce will all make your face puff up overnight. Late nights and alcohol make your face look bloated too. Allergies don’t help either – they can pop up at any time, leaving your face looking bloated and tired.
The Solution: Stay hydrated – the more dehydrated you get the harder it is for your skin to recover. If allergies are your biggest problem, ask your doc about an antihistamine and try using a serum specially designed to treat dark circles and puffy eyes like this Under Eye Dark Circle Serum
Need a quick fix? Try this 10 minute refreshing Ice Mask
In Your 30s:
The Problem: Apart from salty foods and late nights – hormonal swings, PMS, birth control pills and pregnancy can call cause your skin to retain fluid, leaving your eye area or face looking puffy and bloated.
The Solution: Bring swelling down around the eye area with a cooling DIY eye mask – chilled cucumber slices or chilled tea bags work. As soon as the skin starts to absorb the moisture from the eye mask, it will begin to tighten.
Need a quick fix? For an instant lift try New Age Skincare’s Organic Botox Serum
In Your 40s:
The Problem: Again, minimizing your salt intake and getting plenty of rest will help to keep puffy eyes at bay. But in your 40s, puffy eyes can be caused by a decrease in collagen production which leads to thinner skin. When the skin thins, the structure becomes weaker and excess fluid under the surface becomes more obvious.
The Solution: Look for serums that drain the accumulated fluid from below the surface. Serums with horse-chestnut extract work best.
Need a quick fix? Try Derm Advance Hyalogy P-Effect Eye Treatment Sheets
In Your 50s and Beyond:
The Problem: As you age you continue to loose collagen and elastin – the key things that keep your skin tight and toned. It’s time to call for more aggressive treatments to keep the skin looking its best, especially around the eye area where the skin is thinnest.
The Solution: Look for serums that contain skin tighteners like DMAE – a potent antioxidant. Products with DMAE work to tone, tighten, and strengthen the skin’s elasticity to reveal a more youthful, supple skin. They also help firm the skin under the eye area and can help diminish puffiness and reduce the sign of bags.
Need a quick fix? Try the High Frequency Machine – The oscillating power of high frequency electrical current has been used for years by skin care professionals to enhance circulation, increase collagen and elastin production, infuse the skin with purifying oxygen-rich ozone molecules which encourages lymphatic drainage, exfoliates dead skin cells and assists with improved skin care product penetration.