Whether it’s winter, tiredness or ageing, tired eyes can be a difficult skincare issue to tackle. To be honest with you, I’m currently sporting eye bags that are more Primarni than Prada.
Always on the lookout for solutions, I’ve teamed up with the skincare experts at Murad who have offered 2 product recommendations: Hydro Dynamic Ultra Moisture for Eyes (£57) and Instant Radiance Eye Cream (£45).
The Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for eyes is a one-size-fits-all/all-encompassing anti-ageing eye cream which offers all these benefits. It’s super-charged with essential nutrients and immediately hydrates for up to eight hours, firming the eye area and providing long-term protection against fine lines and wrinkles.
Whereas the Instant Radiance Eye Cream brightens and smoothes the entire eye area including lids and under eyes minimising fine lines, while tangerine butter smoothes and hydrates. Light diffusers help reduce the appearance of dark circles by visibly brightening the eyes.
All this in mind, Dr Murad, board certified dermatologist and founder of Murad skincare is here to share his top tips for tired eyes:
- Dark circles under the eyes appear for a variety of reasons whether it is genetics, stress, or exhaustion. Although certain skin tones are unable to rid their eye area of the dark pigmentation, people experiencing dark under eye circles can look for an eye cream that contains caffeine as it helps decrease puffiness, Vitamin-C to address dark circles and an SPF to prevent environmental damage.
- Often eyes can be puffy first thing not because you’ve slept badly, but because your skin is dehydrated. To combat puffiness, I recommend you look for peptide-infused products to help decrease under eye bags; skin-quenching ingredients to firm and awaken the eye area; and collagen and hyaluronic acid to help plump out lines.
- Additionally, focus on hydrating your skin from within with water-rich foods that contain vitamins C, E and K. Find Vitamin C in oranges and berries, Vitamin E in nuts and whole grains, and Vitamin K in leafy vegetables. And pay close attention to the amount of salt you’re consuming, as foods with high salt content will bloat and puff the under-eye area.
- Finally, look after your emotional well-being by making sure you’re getting a full and restful night’s sleep. During the sleep cycle your skin rebuilds and repairs itself, so you must allow your body and mind enough time to rest and rejuvinate.