DARK CIRCLES AND PUFFINESS: WHO HASN'T?
Whether they're the result of a bad night's sleep or a particularly stressful week, the truth is that tired eyes are a common problem for many of us, and they can affect our self-esteem (a lot). And even though disguising them with a bit of make-up is a quick fix for when we want a look look that doesn't scream "I've had another night of insomnia", there's nothing like getting to the root of the problem and looking for more natural solutions.
Here we share five tips to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness and achieve a brighter look!
1. Sleep better
You may have noticed that when you don't get enough sleep, your dark circles become even more visible. That's why, to avoid that tired look that none of us like, it's important to sleep seven to nine hours a night. Another trick to help minimize puffiness around the eye area is to sleep on your stomach, with your head slightly elevated.
If you feel like you wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep, try this one drink that will help you fight stress and relieve accumulated tension, while also promoting a deep and peaceful sleepIt is therefore ideal for those who suffer from insomnia, feel tired all the time or have a tendency to wake up during the night.
2. Apply a specific care product
The delicate skin around our eyes is the first to show signs of age (such as fine lines and wrinkles), dehydration and all the effects of a busy lifestyle, often characterized by stress, lack of sleep and exposure to the most diverse pollutants. Minimizing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness means not only taking a close look at our health and daily habits, but also applying specific care to this delicate area.
It was precisely with this in mind that we created our Eye Kit! Formulated with Mulberry Oil and Sea Fennel Oil, our serum Effective offers special, deep hydration for the eye contourAt the same time, it firms, prevents the appearance of lines and wrinkles and reduces dark circles and puffiness. In addition to this ultra-refreshing care (thanks to its stainless steel roll-on), the Gua Sha moisturize, firm and rejuvenate the skin, relieving tension and reducing dark circles and puffiness.
3. Refresh the eye area
Speaking of puffy eyes, we usually associate "applying ice" with reducing puffiness. This rule also applies to the eye area, a cold compress such as an facial roller fresh from the fridge, tea bags or even ice cubes wrapped in your own face towel. These tips can also help with dark circles as they help to shrink dilated blood vessels. Inflammation of blood vessels is not always the primary reason for dark circles, but it can be especially so if you sleep badly or go to bed late.
TIP: If you're curious about facial roller stones, here are some benefits: Rose Quartz, a crystal for relieving tension and anxiety, or Jade, for balancing the skin and helping the body to release toxins, relaxes the entire eye area, reduces puffiness and dark circles, and relieves muscle tension and even headaches!
4. Use sunscreen all year round
MPL'beauty super tip: Don't forget to apply a little sunscreen around the eyes in the morning and throughout the day to create optimal coverage and maximize protection for this sensitive and delicate area.
5. Liver Detox
One of the biggest culprits in the appearance of dark circles is the liver. When our liver is "clogged and tired" it can't detox properly and as often as it needs to. Symptoms can manifest themselves on the skin, including in the form of dark circles.
Medicinal plants such as :
A Detox blend has all these plants and a few more that will support detoxification and better liver function to detoxify more effectively and you will feel a lot of difference in your skin.
CURIOUS ABOUT HOW TO USE GUA SHA MUSHROOMS AND WHY THEY WORK?
Getting back into a routine can have its advantages, but suddenly it seems that one day isn't enough for everything we have to do. What's more, with the days getting shorter and shorter, going to bed early seems like a mirage for many women. If you're still in the process of adapting to the rhythm of the rentréesleeping less than you'd like, and waking up every morning with two annoying dark circles under your eyes, this post is for you.
The answer is just two syllables long: Gua Sha, and we have no doubt that it's the quickest and most natural way to say goodbye to dark circles (among other benefits). Originating in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Gua Sha has won over followers all over the world, who can no longer do without this invigorating beauty technique to moisturize, firm and rejuvenate the skin.
Want to know how to make the most of this tool to get rid of unwanted dark circles? We'll explain step by step.
Why Gua Sha?
Although the benefits of this ancient Asian practice aren't simply skin deep - among the more "profound" benefits of this tool are the elimination of toxins, a stimulation of blood circulation and lymphatic system -The area around the eyes can be especially benefited by this technique.
As one of the most sensitive and delicate areas of the face, along with the lips, this area is prone to the appearance of wrinklesas well as other aesthetic problems such as swelling in the eyes or dark circles. This is exactly where Gua Sha will work. By promoting blood circulation, collagen production and skin elasticityGua Sha can be an essential ally in keeping your eye contour looking healthy and rejuvenated.
Choosing the right tool
Gua Sha tools come in a myriad of different shapes, sizes and forms and each has its own function. Although traditionally they were made from animal bones and horns, the current trend is for rose quartz. Known as the "stone of love"rose quartz will do wonders for toning the skin and reducing wrinkles, while encouraging unconditional love and compassion, something essential in your daily self-care routine.
To eliminate dark circles under the eyes, the following are particularly effective Gua Sha mushroomsMushrooms are especially effective, as they are shaped to massage the eye contour, adapting to the shape of the face, with its concave and convex areas, in a delicious rejuvenating lift.
How to use Gua Sha mushrooms?
To be truly effective, we recommend that you do this procedure twice a day: in the morning when you wake up and again before going to bed. First of all, it is essential to prepare the skin by applying a serum - such as Effective Concentrated Serumformulated to help reduce dark circles and unsightly puffiness and to smooth the eyelids - passing the roll-on gently under each eye. Next, gently massage the area with your fingertips. Gua Sha Mushrooms from the inner corner of the eye to the hairline. Repeat this step between three and ten times, depending on how much time you have available for your routine.
To simplify the whole process and make your eyes shine like they deserve, we've created the Eye Kitwhich combines Gua Sha Mushrooms and the Effective Concentrate Serum in a stimulating set, as this stone, also known as green quartz, is often associated with vitality, abundance and rejuvenation.
Bonus tip: Place the Gua Sha mushrooms in the fridge before use for a refreshing and truly rejuvenating effect.