Why Are Your Eyes Puffy And Tired-Looking?
If you look in the mirror in the morning and you're the picture of exhaustion, the guilty culprit is usually your puffy and tired-looking eyes. Late nights and other contributors quickly take up residence under the eyes in the form of bags, sagging skin and wrinkles. Well, it's time to find out how you can revive your peepers. Here are four of the worst causes for under eye wrinkles and tired eyes and our instant solution for fixing them:
TOO MUCH SALT OR ALCOHOL
You may love your salt-rimmed margarita cocktails but they're wrecking the condition of your skin. Twin villains salt and alcohol cause the body to retain water that leads to puffiness everywhere including under the eyes (StyleCaster).
LACK OF SLEEP
According to the Mayo Clinic, insufficient sleep is one of the worst causes of under-eye bags. Not getting enough sleep dilates the blood vessels under your eyes, leading to swelling and dark circles. Our tip: Switch off electronic devices in the bedroom and keep your bed a restful place for sleep. Plus, read our handy guide to waking up with energy.
Although inadequate sleep is usually avoidable, growing old is not. As we age, the tissues around the eyes start to weaken. The delicate skin in the eye area grows less elastic and begins to sag, leading to more prominent eye bags and droopy, crepey skin.
TOO MUCH SUGAR
Not only do you have to go easy on the saltshaker, it's best to put away the sugar bowl, too. Sugar causes inflammation all over the body, including your complexion. Because the skin under the eyes tends to be thin, any inflammation or swelling is especially noticeable in this area (Oprah.com).