Nothing can ruin a beautiful, fresh look like dark heavy circles or bags under your eyes. Deep bags can create you look older and tired, as well as highlighting wrinkles and crow’s feet throughout the eyes. Luckily there are several steps you can take to banish those bags and help firm the skin throughout the eyes to avoid wrinkles and dark circles.
The first step is to get enough sleep. Nothing brings out the bags like staying up all night! Set a New Year’s resolution to go to bed at a reasonable time and pay attention to how your face reacts to the sleep you are getting.
Getting enough sleep is a nice thought, but sometimes you just can’t get your full eight hours. In that case, getting enough water becomes even more important to making sure you can enjoy a youthful look every day. Water helps your skin stay moisturized, firm, and healthy. Drinking water also flushes out extra salt which can help cause those bags.
The top way to take care of bags and wrinkles is to be gentle on your face. Take care to protect your face from the sun with sunscreen or hats. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and develop a skincare routine to take care of blemishes and clean dirt, oil, dead skin, and bacteria from your face. For stubborn blemishes or more information on a skincare routine see Murad’s page on Blemish Solutions . Taking good care of your face and skin will help it firm up, stay clean, and ultimately will prevent dark circles and wrinkles from forming under your eyes, giving you a more youthful appearance.
Don’t forget to use a moisturizer to replace the moisture you have drawn out by washing your face. Having moisturized skin is key to maintaining a fresh beautiful face, especially where there is delicate skin. A gentle moisturizer will also help with dry or itchy skin that can be irritating and add to an aged appearance. For more information about washing your face and taking care of this skin visit the American Academy of Dermatology page .
All in all, a youthful beautiful appearance can be achieved even if you struggle with wrinkles or dark bags under your eyes. Follow these steps and start your year right!