Today we’re talking about excess baggage! And we don’t mean the kind you take on holiday. Nor do we mean the designer handbag sort either.
Nope! We’re talking puffy eyes. A tell-tale sign that your skin is dehydrated or you’re suffering from seasonal allergies.
So if you woke up this morning with bags you could carry your shopping in, then we’re here to spill the beans on how you can combat puffy eyes. We’ve even created a DIY eye mask you can easily knock up in the kitchen at home to help you tackle your unwanted eye bags.
What Causes Puffy Eyes?
Under eye puffiness is common and getting into a good daily habit of taking a collagen supplement could help. More on that later. But first up, what exactly causes puffy eyes and are there any home remedies that work?
Skin ageing is one of the biggest contributing factors towards unsightly puffy eyes. As the tissues around the eyes begin to weaken, especially with the drop in natural collagen production, eyelids begin to sag and fat is re-distributed by the body, moving to support the lower lids. This in turn creates the appearance of not only wrinkles, but also puffiness.
The swelling is down to an accumulation of unwanted fluid and alongside puffiness you might also notice that skin is saggy and loose and that dark circles look more pronounced.
Other factors that can worsen the appearance of eye bags include:
- Fluid retention, especially if you have a diet high in salt
- Lack of sleep
- Reduction in collagen production
- Hereditary eye bags - blame your parents!
Can Collagen Help Tackle Puffy Eyes?
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One of the best ways to tackle unwanted eye bags is to treat the body from the inside out by fuelling it with powerful antioxidants and collagen peptides.
Collagen, especially when combined with Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid as it is in the Reverse Life Marine collagen formula helps to protect and repair the skin, leaving your skin looking more luminous with the dewy glow of youth.
By incorporating a drinkable collagen that works into your daily diet, you can begin to supercharge your skin from within and tackle those pesky eye bags that are weighing you down.
5 Tried & Tested Remedies For Puffy Eyes
1. Eye Tapping
Rubbing the eye area is a big no-no. Tempting as it might be. Your best course of action is to gently tap the under eye area and massage with your fingers to help increase the blood flow to the area.
2. Tea Bags
Yes, it might sound like one of those old housewives tales but tea bags really do help to combat puffy eye bags. Why? It’s all to do with caffeine which is a proven and powerful antioxidant. That’s one of the reasons why these days so many topical eye creams and serums contain caffeine as one of their key ingredients.
You can read more about the importance of caffeine and why it’s in our Reverse Life formula HERE.
Just make sure your tea bags are cold! Preferably chilled in the refrigerator before use and with the excess water squeezed out of them first.
Are you eating enough iron rich foods? If not, this could be contributing towards your eye bags and dark circles. Make sure you pack lots of iron-fortified foods into your diet including cereals, seafood, meat, nuts and vegetables.
4. Get More Sleep
Never, repeat, never, underestimate the power of a good night's sleep. Miracles happen while you sleep. The body gets to work repairing itself so you’ll hopefully wake up refreshed, rejuvenated and looking well rested. We also recommend you try sleeping with your head slightly elevated. This can help reduce the buildup of fluids overnight.
5. Refresh With A DIY Eye Mask
Alongside the above lifestyle changes, why not also try a morning eye mask with your collagen and coffee? That daily cup of Joe will not only help power you up for the day ahead, but coffee’s antioxidants properties also help fight the free radicals that contribute towards advanced skin ageing.
Read on to discover our favourite eye mask to revive tired peepers.
Reviving DIY Eye Mask To Try At Home
Try this DIY eye mask at home and get ready to refresh, revive and renew tired eyes and puffy eye bags in a jiffy!
Here’s the ingredients you’ll need:
- 1 egg white
- 2 teaspoons of ground coffee
- Cotton pads for better application
Step by step directions on how to mix and apply:
- Combine your egg white and coffee grounds together in a bowl and mix until fully combined
- Soak a couple of cotton pads in your mixture before applying directly to the under eye area
- Lie back and relax for up to ten minutes as the mixture works it’s magic
- Remove the eye mask with warm water and gently pat dry with a towel
- Finish with your favourite eye cream or serum making sure you use a tapping not a dragging technique
- Grab yourself a cup of coffee, sip and savour, then get ready to power on with your day
Want to enjoy clearer and more hydrated skin and a visible reduction in puffy under eye bags? Then discover more about Reverse Life Marine Collagen.
Best Time Of Day To Take Collagen?
There’s no better way to kick start your day than with a shot of collagen. Make it a part of your morning ritual and set yourself up for a productive, proactive and powerful day ahead. With caffeine, protein and also green tea leaf extract in the Reverse Life marine collagen supplement, it’s the best way we know to get the day started.
Best Collagen Supplements For Puffy Eyes & Dehydration?
We recommend you take a high quality hydrolysed marine collagen supplement to really see and feel the benefits.
Final Thoughts: Can Collagen Help Tackle Puffy Eyes and Increase Skin Radiance?
It’s safe to say that dark circles and eye bags can be a major beauty problem for men and women of all ages. They can seriously knock your confidence and leave you feeling stressed but also looking older than your years. Our tried and tested natural remedies, alongside a daily collagen supplement ritual, will help you reclaim that confidence so you love the skin you're in. You’ll be amazed at just how much better and more refreshed you feel. So kick those pesky dark circles and eye bags into touch and say NO to the excess baggage that’s been weighing you down.
Discover how Reverse Life Marine Collagen combined with skin-loving hyaluronic acid can super boost your collagen production and help you say hello to plumper and more hydrated skin and brighter, more refreshed under eyes.