Treating the Skin Under the Eyes

We’ve all had this issue, whether from studying all night for an exam the next day, binge watching a new series, or the party that went too late. You know what I mean, the puffy eyes accompanied by the dark circles under your eyes, that we often blame on allergies or sinus infection.
Of course there are medical treatments that will help and you can consult with an opthamologist or oculoplastic surgeon. Before you go that route and invest in what is considered to be a cosmetic procedure, maybe consider trying a more natural approach.
There are simple solutions that can be a viable choice rather than jumping under a scalpel.
One of the most simple methods of healing your tired and puffy eyes is with the back of a chilled spoon. That means that you will need to lie back and close your eyes for a few moments with the back of chilled spoons resting on your eyes. The shape is perfect for eyes and the chill helps to constrict blood vessels reducing swelling.
And because of its natural caffeic acid and vitamin C, cucumber slices are another natural choice to help reduce puffiness.
As more and more people are moving to a more plant based lifestyle, it doesn’t stop at the foods eaten. The beauty and skin care industry is booming with more natural ingredients. This includes the essential oils that are being used in skin care treatments. Many of the essential oils are so highly concentrated that it’s best to dilute with either a carrier oil or other ingredients, such as rose water, aloe gel, clay or shea butter. The theory here is that less is better and diluting is key. Morocco’s”Liquid Gold”, argan oil’s benefits are indisputable, and most dermatologists say that omega-3 fatty acids found in argan oil may boost collagen production and plump your skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.  And in addition to the cosmetic benefits, there are real healing properties in argan oil as well. It’s the high level and concentration of antioxidants in argan oil that are helpful in treating acne, eczema, and even certain burns.

Even though aloe’s reputation for healing burns, psoriasis, and eczema is so well known, its benefits go beyond that. As an anti-inflammatory, aloe is often used to reduce the bags under eyes as well as using as a moisturizer helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
There are natural chemicals in aloe that are responsible for reducing hyperpigmentation by destroying the melanin cells and preventing new melanin from forming on the area treated.
Used for hundreds of years, for healing, moisturizing, and protecting, aloe is a natural and safe choice for your skin.
Just to keep the healing and protective information flowing, whether you are applying an oil, moisturizer, or concealer to your eyes, it is important to always try to use your ring finger. It’s a fact that it’s the weakest of our fingers, and therefore it poses the lowest risk of being too rough on such delicate skin.


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