5 Tips To Reduce Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes

If you have dark circles or puffy eyes, you are not alone. Many women suffer from under-eye circles and puffy eyes. Some of the factors that contribute to this beauty problem include smoking, hereditary conditions, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, allergies and excessive consumption of alcohol. Dealing with dark circles and puffy eyes can be frustrating and embarrassing. Since people notice your face first, it is likely they will notice your puffy eyes and dark circles and think that you look worn out and tired. Fortunately, you do not have to deal with this beauty problem forever. Here are five tips on reducing dark circles and puffy eyes.

Get Plenty of Rest at Night

Getting enough sleep at night is so important, but many people still don not get the recommended amount of rest. Try to get eight hours of sleep each night. If you have to get up very early for work, get to bed sooner. If you are not used to going to bed that early, do some things to relax yourself like taking a hot bath or drinking a warm cup of tea. Sleep in a very dark room, and have something buzzing in the background like a fan. Also, avoid drinking alcohol before bed because it can affect your quality of sleep. Getting the proper amount of rest at night will help your eyes look much brighter and more awake in the morning.

Protect Your Eyes from the Sun

The sun’s UV rays are very harmful to your skin, especially the area around your eyes. In addition to wearing a sunscreen on your skin, you should also wear sunglasses if you are going to be out in the sun for awhile. Wearing sunglasses will not only prevent dark circles under your eyes, they can also help prevent wrinkles, fine lines and crows feet.

Diminish the Appearance of Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes With Home Treatments

There are plenty of ways to diminish the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes at home. One of the most popular ways to reduce puffiness around the eyes is to apply cucumber slices to them. After you have left a cucumber in the refrigerator for an hour, cut two slices off and place one on each eye. Let the cucumber slices sit on your eyes for 15 minutes.

Another way to reduce puffiness around the eyes is to apply ice cubes to them. Gently press an ice cube against your eyes for about 10 minutes. If the ice cubes get too cold, take a small break. After you have removed the ice cubes from your eyes, pat them dry with towel.

A frozen spoon can also be used to reduce puffiness around the eyes. After you have left a spoon in the freezer for 15 minutes, place it against your eyes. Leave the spoon there until it is warm again.

An effective way to reduce the appearance of dark circles is to apply tea bags to your eyes. After you have soaked the tea bags in cold water, apply them to your eyes for 15 minutes.

Eat a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is not just good for your waistline and hair, it can also help reduce the appearance of dark circles. Instead of eating foods like pizza and chips, fill your diet with fruits, vegetables and protein. Foods that are high in salt content can cause your body to retain water, which can cause your eyes to be puffy. Carrots are one of the best vegetables to help reduce dark circles. Carrots are filled with vitamin A and iron, which will provide nourishment to your eyes. Fruits that are rich in vitamin C like kiwis, oranges, grapefruit and strawberries will improve the appearance of dark circles by thickening the eyelid dermis. Proteins like chicken and tuna will increase muscle growth, which will reduce the appearance of dark circles. Also, drink eight glasses of water a day to keep your skin hydrated.

Treat the Skin Around Your Eyes With Care

The skin around your eyes is very delicate, so you should always treat it with care. Avoid rubbing your eyes, even if they itch. Also, do not rub your eyes when you remove your makeup. Instead, pat your eyes lightly.

Whether your dark circles and puffy eyes are due to lack of sleep or a hereditary condition, there are plenty of ways you can treat the problem. As you are waiting for results, you can cover up your dark circles with concealer. Apply a liquid concealer under your eyes with your fingers. Set the concealer with some loose powder, and your eyes will look brighter than ever. If none of the tips above help relieve dark circles or puffy eyes, you may want to speak to your doctor about the problem.

Titan Tissue Tightening Anti-Aging Treatment

Are there any side effects to Titan?

There is a less that 1% chance that bruising or infection may occur.

What happens after the Titan procedure?

Immediately following the treatment, there may be some slight redness. You will be able to return to normal activities with no down time.

Is there another way to get the same effect?

The alternatives include surgery, liposuction, and cosmetic fillers.

How is this different than other procedures?

The Titan works by helping to firm and tighten lax skin by stimulating collagen production. Other modalities will lift muscular atrophy (electrostimulation), plump and fill in wrinkles (Restylane), or relax muscle movement to minimize crows feet and forehead line (Botox).

Can this be combined with other treatments?

Yes, the Titan can be done individually or it may be combined with other corrective modalities such as microdermabrasion, age spot removal, or Botox® for a more dramatic effect. Virtually any procedure can be combined with the Titan with no harmful side effects.

How does tissue tightening work?

Infrared energy can be used to heat deeper layers of the skin while protecting the surface layers. This heating activates fibroblasts stimulating new collagen to form and existing collagen to tighten over time.

What does the Titan treatment feel like?

This procedure is very comfortable compared to other tissue tightening methods on the market. It will feel like a warm pinch and the end of each pulse. There is no after pain afterwards. This is a non-invasive treatment, meaning you will be able to immediately return to your normal activities with no down time.

What are the expected results?

Patients can expect to see more definition in the jaw line, lifted cheek bone area, contoured neckline, and firmer skin in general. Most patients will see a definite modest to moderate improvements. Results may take up to 6 months to see and are not the same as a surgical procedure. Nobody is sure how long results will last, we know that most people get 1-2 years of tissue tightening.

How many treatments will I need?

If you just beginning see the signs of sagging (age 30 – 40), 2 treatments is recommended. If you are 10 years or more (40 – 60) into the aging process, 3 treatments is recommended.

Is Botox Safe?

Botox® seems to be as common these days as cell phones and coffee breaks. Everyone seems to be doing it, talking about it, having parties for it and doing it on their lunch breaks. But is it really safe? How sure are we that what we are putting into our bodies won’t affect us 10 years down the line?

Botox® (medically known as botulinum toxin type A) is a natural, purified protein used to treat overactive muscles and sweat glands. It is now FDA approved to treat wrinkles and excessive sweating. Botox® works by blocking signals to overactive muscles that tell those muscles to contract. It can typically be done partially or totally, depending on the desired effect. The effects are temporary and typically last between 3-4 months.

Botox® is SAFE as long as you follow these “rules”

  • ALWAYS have Botox® administered by a well-trained, licensed clinician.
  • Make sure you are receiving true Botox® (made EXCLUSIVELY by Allergan Inc.)
  • Do your research!! Know what you want and where you want it…Discuss this with the person who is administering the Botox®

As with many things, Botox® is safe as long as you are a smart consumer. It can be dangerous if you don’t follow specific guidelines and are casual about who you are trusting to administer it.

At Thrive, all Botox® injections are performed by a licensed physician.