Do you wake up in the morning feeling well rested, but your eyes tell a different story all together? Dark circles, under eye puffiness, and eyelid droopiness are all different signs of aging that can leave us looking tired and run down (even after a good night’s rest). Thankfully, there are some easy solutions that can help you stop worrying and feel refreshed again. First, let’s take a look at what actually causes these issues:

What Causes Dark Circles?

Dark circles under your eyes are actually caused by your blood vessels becoming more visible through the thin layer of skin beneath your eyes. As you age, your skin begins to lose its elasticity which can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. This same loss of firmness also causes the sensitive layer of skin below your eyes to lose its thickness, causing your blood vessels to show through the surface and create the appearance of dark, blue circles.

While dark circles are normally associated with lack of sleep and exhaustion, the permanent dark circles that show up as you get older will not go away from simply catching a few more z’s. Since dark circles are commonly associated with staying up late and not taking care of yourself properly, it’s very common to want to get rid of them as soon as possible.

How To Treat Dark Circles

Looking to ditch your dark circles fast? There are some easy DIY solutions that might give you temporary or minor relief.

Did you know that chopped up cucumbers can actually soften the appearance of dark circles when placed on your eyes? Chill some sliced cucumber and then place them on your eyes for 10 minutes (be sure to rinse your eyes after). Cucumbers are soothing and can help tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of blood vessels. Sliced potatoes also have a similar effect. Raw potato juice can help relieve your dark circles when applied to your eyes with cotton swabs.

If you want a permanent solution to your dark circles, you should definitely consider getting an Eyelid Lift. Also known as blepharoplasty, this popular procedure can take years off by rejuvenating the skin around your eyes.

What Causes Under Eye Puffiness?

While you may be used to associating under eye puffiness with crying your eyes out or allergy sniffles, it’s actually a very common condition that occurs naturally as you age. We all know that the aging process takes a toll on your body and not even the muscles in your eyes are safe. As you get older, your muscles lose their strength which can lead to excess fat and fluid building up in the area beneath your eyes.

How To Treat Puffy Eyes

Getting minor relief from puffy eyes can be achieved with some simple methods using household supplies, but doing it every day can get tiresome.

Do you like waking up with a cup of tea in the morning? Well it turns out that tea bags – both black tea and green – can actually help bring down the swelling that causes your eyes to look puffy. Black tea helps shrink your blood vessels and relieve swelling while green tea contains anti-inflammatory properties. If you don’t have some tea bags handy, you can also try chilling some cold spoons in the freezer and placing them on your eyes for a few minutes.

However, the most effective way to cure your puffy eyes and get back to looking like yourself again is definitely an Eyelid Lift.

What Causes Droopy Eyelids?

As the years pass, you’ve probably noticed that not even your eyelids are as firm as they used to be. Your eyelids have probably begun to feel heavier as you age, leading to a drooping or sagging effect. While drooping eyelids can sometimes be an indication of serious medical problems, they are also a normal part of getting older. Unfortunately, like many other normal parts of getting older, drooping eyelids can create an embarrassing and undesirable look that might leave you feeling self-conscious.

How To Treat Droopy Eyelids

While the same methods used to reduce puffiness and dark circles can also help give some shape back to your droopy eyelids, they are less effective for providing you with real relief. By far, the best way for you to restore your eyelids to their former glory is with Blepharoplasty. In many cases, the positive effects of Eyelid Lifts are permanent – imagine a lifetime free from the aging effects of droopy, puffy eyes and dark circles.

Whether it’s purely to improve your appearance or if you’re worried that your droopy eyelids are interfering with your sight, you should definitely book a blepharoplasty consultation to get the results that you’ve been hoping for.