Get Consistent Sleep
This seems like a given—who wouldn’t try to get more sleep if they look exhausted? But truly good sleep is contingent upon how much time you spend in REM.
For the uninitiated, REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep is a natural and integral part of our nightly cycle; basically speaking, it is a deeper level of sleep.
Research has proven that one of the best things you can do for your mental and physical health is to get more sleep, and to let yourself spend a dedicated portion of that time in REM, which aids in learning, brain development, and long-term memory retention. REM sleep deprivation, interestingly enough, has been linked to migraines and weight gain.
Use Ice to Reduce Swelling
Puffy eyes are common in the morning, and they can make you look more tired than you actually are.
A leading Townsville skin clinic tells us that one good way to reverse this puffiness is to apply ice beneath the eyes (this can also reduce dark circles). They add that you can buy a frozen full-face mask to use for a few minutes after waking up in the mornings to remove puffiness for the day.
When we lie down, blood rushes to the face, which is what causes inflammation; colder temperatures actually discourage excessive facial blood flow and help foster a much fresher, more vibrant morning look.
Always Stay Hydrated
Proper hydration is criminally underestimated; even those who think they’re drinking enough probably aren’t.
The average person should consume around 2.7 to 3.7 liters of water per day—yes, you read that right! That is a lot of fluid, but the science doesn’t lie; all of it is necessary not only for proper functioning, but for smooth, healthy-looking skin.
There are a number of creams and facial products that target certain features, like dark circles, which might be making you look tired. Because there are so many to choose from, though, it’s important to pick the right one.
It’s best to opt for organic products without fillers and additives; from my experience, synthetic materials make things worse. Making the right choice is especially important, too, because you need a sound product that doesn’t cause complications over time.
Sometimes, however, I do like to deviate from my routine with cucumber slices and warm saltwater baths, both of which are silver bullets to puffiness and dark circles.
Get an Eyelid Lift
The biggest downside of all eye products is that they provide only temporary fixes. This is where the eyelid lift, also known as the blepharoplasty, comes in.
The eyelid lift is a cosmetic procedure that eliminates not only bags and circles, but also the lines and wrinkles around the eyes. The result is a more youthful and refreshed appearance!
Get Some More Sunshine
Vitamin D, which the body produces in response to sunlight exposure, is a miracle compound: it regulates insulin, strengthens the bones, supports the muscles, and makes the skin glow.
Sadly, with winter right around the corner, there won’t be too many chances to get natural Vitamin D, which is why I’ve been taking Vitamin D supplements; in the past, they’ve kept me looking healthy, and for months at a time. The good news, too, is that you don’t need to stockpile on supplements if you don’t want to; you can just take a daily multivitamin supplement.
What a simple solution for what seems like such a complicated issue!
Eliminate the Sugar in Your Diet
It’s common knowledge that too much sugar is bad—but do you know just how awful it can be?
For years, I thought I’d been doing everything right—exercising, using creams, and taking supplements—but I still looked more tired than I was. It wasn’t until I visited my doctor that I found out my sweet tooth was draining my appearance of life.
Blood sugar spikes cause inflammation and thereby accelerate the aging process. Sugar also makes the skin less elastic and can exacerbate wrinkling.
It’s not practical to completely excise sugar from your diet, but you should take note of the amount you consume; it can make all the difference for your skin.