Tired? 5 Tricks for De-Puffing Your Eyes
If you’ve ever greeted the morning with puffy eyes after a particularly stressful or long day or night, chances are that presenting your face to the world is the last thing on your to-do list. To help you de-puff your peepers and get going on such mornings, we consulted Garden of the Gods Club Spa Director Amanda Rigby. Below are five tried-and-true tips for presenting a well-rested face, even if you feel anything but. Keep reading to learn more.
1. Treat yourself to an eye and lip treatment. If you want to effectively de-puff your eyes, you can opt for an eye and lip treatment, offered as a stand-alone treatment at The Spa & Salon at Garden of the Gods Club. “This stand-alone treatment is great because you can easily target your eyes, and you get instant results that last for up to six hours,” Amanda said. “We apply Skin Authority’s dramatic eye lift and eye-brightening serum with the Clarisonic Opal,” she continued. “Of course, all of these items are available for purchase in our spa, enabling you to get the same results at home.”
2. Apply Vitamin K. Vitamin K fights dark circles and eye puffiness like water fights thirst. It’s very effective. “To make this powerful vitamin help you kick dark circles and eye puffiness to the curb, I recommend applying topical vitamin K, such as the one offered by Sanitas,” Amanda advised. “Sanitas is a local product that we carry in our spa, and it is very effective at reducing the appearance of dark circles and eye puffiness.”
3. Use black tea bags. Black tea is not just for drinking. When it comes to eliminating pesky, puffy eyes, black tea bags can do wonders. “I have used black tea bags many times to get rid of morning eye puffiness,” Amanda said. “Simply brew the black tea with tea bags and then chill the tea. Next, soak cotton balls in the cooled tea and place them on the eyes for 10-20 minutes,” she explained. “This handy trick really does work. The caffeine and tannins in black tea help eliminate puffiness.”
4. Use makeup to conceal dark circles and puffiness. “When it comes to using concealer to hide under-eye circles and puffiness, using the proper type of applicator in combination with the right kind of concealer can work wonders,” Amanda said. “To find a combination of the two that is tailored to your individual skin type and color, I recommend paying a visit to our Spa for a quick consultation,” she continued. “Everyone has different needs when it comes to using makeup to correct common problems.”
5. Reduce your salt and alcohol intake. “One rule to stick to is to significantly reduce your salt and alcohol intake after 4:00 pm,” Amanda said. “Both salt and alcohol contribute to bloat, which can exacerbate morning eye-puffiness. Whenever possible, avoid these items later in the evening.”
The next time you wake up with your eyes revealing your less-than-refreshed state, we hope that these tips prove to be helpful. If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule a consultation at our Spa & Salon, we encourage you to contact the Spa concierge at 719.520.4988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.