No one needs to tell you the benefits of a good night’s sleep. Of course a full, restorative eight hours makes you look and feel better. But unfortunately a solid restful sleep can be difficult to get on a regular basis. That means probably more often than you would like you’re going to feel tired and it will show-especially in your eyes. Here are seven proven tips for rejuvenating tired eyes.
Stimulate Circulation to Rejuvenate Tired Eyes
Tired eyes are apparent in undereye bags and dark circles. Get rid of those puffy bags by stimulating the circulation around your eyes in Myrtle Beach. Encouraging circulation helps to drain the lymphatic system, which is what causes those unsightly underage bags and puffiness. Keep two teaspoons in the refrigerator for just this purpose. When your eyes appear swollen and tired, lie down for a few minutes with your head elevated. Use the bowl side of a chilled spoon to massage your eyes, promoting lymphatic drainage and decreasing inflammation.
Back Off the Sodium
For some reason, when you haven’t had all the sleep you need, or if you’ve had a little too much fun the night before, you crave junk food. Do what you can to avoid any processed foods, including that drive-thru burger and fries that sound so good. Sodium-laden foods will only promote the underage puff. Instead nosh on some vitamin B-rich foods such as leafy greens like spinach. Put some potassium power on your plate in the way of sweet potato, bananas and melon. These are the foods that will help rid your body of excess sodium and alleviate that underlie puffiness.
Obey the Two-Drink Minimum
Alcohol has an inflammatory effect on your body. Not only that but your favorite cocktail enhances dark circles and lackluster skin because it's dehydrating. If you plan to drink alcohol make sure to drink a full glass of water (8 oz) for each cocktail, beer or glass of wine you enjoy.
When you wake up looking like you were up all night - hydrate. Drink water to replenish your system and flush out the toxins that add to your exhausted appearance. Your tired eyes will perk up significantly!
Get into A Potato Habit
You know the cucumber-slice-on-the-eyelids trick for rejuvenating tired eyes? Well the cuke is no match for the magical properties of the lowly spud. A thin slice of potato on each eye will go a long way toward brightening up your tired eyes. That’s because potatoes contain a skin-lightening enzyme called catecholase. Leave the slices on your eyes for 10 minutes to allow the potato to work its magic. Try doing this twice a week as a regular practice and you’ll avoid the dark circles that accentuate tired eyes.
Change the Focus
If your tired eyes need rejuvenating and there’s no time for spoons or potatoes consider drawing attention away from the eyes. Wear a bright colored lipstick or don a colorful scarf. This will provide a wide-awake vibe and draw people’s attention away from your exhausted eyes.
When your eyes are tired, it’s likely the rest of you is too. What better time to treat yourself to a relaxing and rejuvenating facial? At Cinzia Spa in North Myrtle Beach, we offer a full menu of facial services to restore your skin and renew your complexion, as well as add-ons to improve the look of tired eyes. Our Bright Eyes add-on enhancement to one of our luxurious facials is truly a relaxing experience for tired eyes. The Bright Eyes add-on includes a brow wax, brow and lash tint, eye massage and soothing eye mask. You’ll look as though you’ve awakened from a restful and restorative sleep.
Contact Cinzia Spa in Myrtle Beach for more information on how you can rejuvenate your tired eyes.