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5 tips to look more awake every day

The eye area is fragile…here’s how to take good care of it!

All of the holiday season festivities (and stress!) can show up on your skin – especially around your eyes. Follow our tips to look energized, reduce under-eye bags, and look your very best this season! Because let’s face it, no one wants to show up to a party like this:

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Use eye serum: According to Dr. Neil Niren, the skin around your eye area is 6-10 times thinner than the rest of your face. Due to this, it’s more prone to dehydration and the formation of fine lines. Apply a hydrating eye cream in the morning and at night, like Aquasource Total Eye Revitalizer to help plump any of those lines up and reduce dark circles or puffy under-eye bags.

Be gentle when removing makeup: We know it’s hard to find patience at the end of the day, but taking your time to remove your makeup is the best way to avoid eye irritation and premature wrinkles. Consider investing in a product that doesn’t require cotton pads so that you don’t tug and pull at the delicate skin under your eyes. For example, Biotherm’s Biosource Balm-in-Oil is both a cleanser and make-up remover and all it takes is a few splashes of water to get fresh, makeup-free skin.

Do facial exercises: Your face and eyes need to be worked out just like the rest of your body! Do facial exercises at least a few times a week, if not every day to prevent dark circles, plump up your skin, and look radiant. One eye exercise you could do is to blink one eye and hold for a few seconds before switching sides. Repeat 20-25 times on each side.

Reduce your electronics use: Your smartphone, television and computer are all sources of blue light, which can cause eye fatigue. Keep your eyes looking white and bright by reading a book before bed instead of scrolling through your Instagram or Facebook feed for the 100th time of the day (we’re guilty of it too). To prevent blue light damage while you’re using your devices, wear anti-blue light glasses.

Take “slow life” breaks: We know it’s in your nature to want to always be on the go and out and about, but it’s important to take a moment for yourself and slow down. You need to recharge your batteries at some point, after all! If you never stop, fatigue and stress will catch up with you and show up in your eyes and on your face. Make sure your get enough sleep every night (7-8 hours), and once or twice a week reserve some “me time” by giving yourself a hydrating face mask, doing some yoga, or channeling your inner creativity, by drawing or painting.

Our tips will help your eyes appear more awake and youthful, but don’t forget to keep them in good health as well, by eating plenty of foods rich in Vitamin A, like pumpkin.

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