Keep your peepers as youthful as possible by following these great tips from Harpers Bazaar:
Cool It: “Keep a tube of aloe vera gel in the freezer. Let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes then squeeze out a few cool, icy drops onto your fingers and massage your under-eye area gently in both directions. The aloe acts as an anti-inflammatory and the massage helps reduce morning swelling.” —Dr. David Colbert, founder of New York Dermatology
Do The Tea Trick: “Apply cold compresses using soaked, chilled tea bags, which will help shrink blood vessels fast.” —Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, Co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, DC
Try Spooning: “Soak a teaspoon in ice water and nestle the back of the spoon on puffy lower lids with a little pressure—the cold will decrease the puffiness.” —Dr. Amy Wechsler, New York City dermatologist
Do A Milk Soak: “Under-eye puffiness is usually worse in the mornings, so as soon as you wake up, before doing anything else, hold a cold washcloth over your eyes. This helps shrink the tissues. For an all-natural remedy, soak a cotton ball in cold (unsweetened) soymilk, squeeze out the excess, and hold the damp cotton ball to your puffy eyes. Soymilk contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients, and doesn’t contain any preservatives or other chemicals that may irritate your skin.” —Dr. Jessica Wu, Los Angeles dermatologist and author of Feed Your Face.
Go Easy On Salt: “I tell my celeb patients who have a late night event then have to be on set early in the morning: No salty food starting at dinner the night before, and sleep on an extra pillow to minimize water retention and fluid build-up.” —Dr. Wu
A great youth enhancing product for the eyes is Guinot Longue Vie Yeux — Eye-Lifting 15ml. This clever cream:
- Restores a youthful appearance to eyelids and eye contours.
- Youth effect in the heart of the cells.
- Smoothes and refreshes eyelids.
And contains 56 Cellular Active Ingredients necessary for cell life, used to create skin culture media.