Eyes are the window to your HEALTH- and no one wants cloudy, puffy or dark windows you can hardly see through.
It is no secret that our eyes really do give us an inside look to not just our health but also our emotions and overall well-being. They should always be treated with the utmost love, nourishment and care- inside & out.
While wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness are inevitable, here are some beauty hacks for younger looking eyes (no makeup required) and improved eye health!
Your eyes will thank you for these ;-)
1. Dry, itchy eyes? Most commonly due to allergies but can also indicate an omega-3 deficiency.
Hack: Supplementing your diet with foods rich in omega-3s like like salmon and tuna, will help reduce “evaporative tear loss”. Flaxseeds are a great vegan alternative.
2. Fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet? Naturally caused by the breakdown of fat, collagen and elastin, but expedited by dryness, pollution, tugging, smoking and UV damage.
Hack: Be on the lookout for eye treatments with the age-defyomg duo of Blue Green Algae & Hyaluronic Acid! These ingredients stimulate vitality and "plump" the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Tip: Wear sunglasses to prevent squinting, thus helping prevent crow’s feet.
3. Dark circles? Caused by thin skin, allowing blood vessels underneath to show. While some people have naturally thinner skin, allergies, poor sleep and slow blood circulation can enhance them.
Hack: Add more celery, collard greens, asparagus and bananas to your diet. They will balance important electrolytes while adding healthy fiber and essential beauty nutrients that help alleviate the dark circles.
4.Puffiness? Typically triggered by fluid retention under the eyes, caused by tears, excess sodium intake and toxic chemicals getting into your eyes.
Hack: Besides limiting your salt intake, look for de-puffing ingredients like Sarsaparilla, Palmarosa, Neroli and Lavender. They are known to alleviate the look of puffiness and dark circles. Also try cooled green tea bags soaked in almond milk or rose water on your closed eyelids for an additional soothing treat.