What are We Talking About:
Men, around the magic age range of twenty-eight to thirty-five, you wake up, roll out of bed, and get that first look at yourself in the mirror and see PUFFY. DARK. EYE BAGS. Oh what joy!
For some, you may not care too much and think to just throw some cold water on your face and a good towel rub and you're set to fight another day. For others, and probably most, it has become an ugly nuisance and you wish you could snap your fingers and make your tired eyes disappear. Not to worry, first we’ll break down on why you may have dark puffy eye bags. Then we'll give men three solutions that all play a role with the other in effectively ending that gross puffy tired look, and Looking younger and more refreshed.
Why Do Men Get Dark Circles & Puffiness
Most people attribute their dark circles to fatigue or lack of sleep. But it can be much more complicated than that as additional factors often contribute to dark circles, including age, bad habits, genetics, stress, dehydration, and lack of rest. Also lacking in certain vitamins is key for your skin having more difficulty in holding moisture or that life-like appearance in cell rejuvenation.
Genetics: You can’t stop your age. You can’t alter your genes, but you can work with them! Genetics are key causes of expressive lines that accentuate that puffy under eye look for some men. Crows Feet is a very popular set of wrinkles or expressive lines that form on the outer corners of your eyes and can make you look much older and much more tired than what you actually are.
Bad Habits: Some articles will say if you move your face or are too expressive it increases your creation of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, however we’re human beings and we are not born to show no emotion! So scratch that idea of not moving your face as a must have habit. Really the bad habit of smoking is the one to quit. The toxins from the vapes, cigarettes, and cigars cause dehydration to your skin, tiredness, lack of oxygen, and pulling your face creating those smoker wrinkles. Long story short... cut the smoking!
Stress and Lack of Sleep: Unfortunately, in your day to day lives you cannot avoid the stresses of careers, growing families, and every day mishaps. We lose sleep, we don’t eat healthy, and mentally just drain ourselves. It is important to have a regimented schedule with diet, and sleep schedule (six to eight hours is recommended.) Sleep is key as the body takes that time to regenerate and grow.
Lacking Vitamins: Vitamins A, C, and E are just some of the many examples of nutrition that is needed for your skin to be at its strongest and most revitalized. Dark circles, and puffiness are key signs of nutritional deficiency. There are different options in prevention like supplements and certain food intake. However there are easy topical solutions as well that will impact the direct spot on your face that some supplements just can not do. We’ll shortly get into these solutions. But always remember a key diet that has your doctors recommended nutritional intake is key to having an overall balanced lifestyle and immune system.
Now, let's talk about solutions...
1. An Anti-Aging Eye Serum
Serums are great because of the term “A little goes a long way.” A Dark Circle Under Eye Repair serum is perfect for targeting those puffy and less appealing eye bags . It targets using vitamin C and ingredients like Irish Moss, and hyaluronic acid that brighten dark circles under your eyes, reduce wrinkles & fine lines, and deflate puffiness. This serum also contains Plant peptides that target dark circles in two ways.
First: they deliver essential amino acids your skin needs to regenerate, Vitamin E to strengthen your skin’s lipid barrier, and Ferulic Acid to scrub away free radicals.
Second: they boost circulation in the micro-capillaries under your eyes to restore your natural skin tone and soothe swelling and puffiness.By addressing the underlying mechanism of dark circles, plant peptides set the stage for nourishment:
Irish Moss is in it’s own a one-man show.
It pours nutrients into your skin with 92 of the 102 essential minerals your body requires, not to mention Vitamin A and Vitamin C, both of which help strengthen and restore damaged skin by boosting collagen synthesis.Irish moss defends your skin with antioxidants and antibacterial properties, strengthens skin elasticity with Vitamin K, and fortifies your skin’s moisture barrier for what’s next:
A serum without a moisturizing component is useless. Hydrated skin helps shuttle nutrients to where they’re needed most.Hyaluronic Acid draws moisture towards your skin like a magnet, holding 1,000 times its weight in water so the rest of the formula can get to work.
2. Cold Compressions
This can reduce the appearance of puffiness and help eliminate dark circles. A cold compress can help reduce swelling and shrink dilated blood vessels. You can either take a cold damp cloth, or wrap a few ice cubes in a clean washcloth and apply to your eyes. Just Apply it to the skin under your eyes for around 20 minutes for an effect. Repeat this process if the cloth becomes warm or if the ice melts.
3. Lets Check Your Fridge...
No, not referring to cucumbers on your eyes… even though its very relaxing! But more so, on the fruits and vegetables you should make sure to have handy and eat as a healthy snack for healthy skin. Vitamins and sleep are important and the energy you store comes from the nutrition you eat. We are no doctors but its well known that fruits and vegetables like tomatoes and avocados. The natural fats and oils actually help your skin have a stronger defense from damaging sun rays. The oils from avocados and olive oil also have nutritional fat that helps your skin by helping lower blood pressure and heart related diseases that can be increased due to stress. Green Tea is a healthy natural caffeine. As they say, the more color in your fridge of fruits and vegetables the better your health will be.
4. Topical Options
Like a good anti-aging under eye serum, Wrinkle Repair Serums also helps with anti-aging, smooth wrinkles, stimulates cell growth & rejuvenation, fights dark spots, soothes redness, and strengthens skin's protective barrier. Thanks to those peptides we spoke about before, glycerin and Vitamin help hold moisture and keep the skin hydrated.
Glycerin - a humectant - draws moisture towards the skin like a magnet and leaves the skin smooth with a non-greasy natural finish. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens your skin’s lipid barrier to keep moisture from evaporating.
Remember, you also can never have enough moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid is your best friend to fight wrinkles and lines and dehydration. Day and Night Moisturizing Cream is key!