Tired Eyes: How To Never Look Tired Again!


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by | Sep 26, 2022

Are you one of those people that, no matter what you do or how much sleep you get, you still have tired eyes? The eye area and its surrounding skin can tell us a lot about our health and wellbeing, and is one of the first areas to show the unavoidable effects of ageing. As time goes by, it may become harder to hide when you’ve been playing hard, studying all night for an exam, working long hours, or been up all night with your two year old.

If your goal is to look like a well-rested human being in the morning (and who doesn’t want that), then these are some tips and tricks you may like to try!

Do You Have Puffy, Tired Eyes?

  1. Quit sleeping on your tummy! Try and train yourself to sleep on your side or back as sleeping on your tummy will promote puffy eyes. It can also lead to a stiff neck and possible neck problems later on in life.
  1. Try placing two metal spoons in the refrigerator overnight and applying them as soon as you wake up. Use the spoons to carefully massage from the inner eye to the outer eye in one direction only. The cold helps to elevate swelling and the massage promotes lymphatic drainage to reduce overall puffiness and promote skin health. 
  1. Reduce alcohol consumption! A few drinks may seem harmless, but the alcohol will make your blood vessels leaky and cause fluid build up in the skin. If you do drink, make sure you have one glass of water for every drink. 
  1. Reduce salt intake. The sodium in salt promotes fluid build up in the tissues and leads to swelling. If you struggle with bloating, then why not eat foods loaded with potassium? These foods, like bananas, cantaloupes (my favourite) or sweet potatoes, will reduce bloating and help you feel better. 
  1. Apply caffeine to the eye area. I like to use some cooled tea bags, but you can get eye creams that will do the same job. Caffeine will shrink and firm the skin up. Another thing to try is haemorrhoid cream with phenylephrine. Yes, you heard right! Just be very careful not to get these in your eyes!
  1. Last but not least, you can try our firming and brightening treatment for tired eyes, called Perk. Perk gently removes dead skin cells and boosts hydration whilst brightening and toning the outer eye area. It is a patented technology whereby a specialised tip is used to exfoliate and infuse the skin around the eye with powerful antioxidants, especially Arnica Montana Flower Extract, which specifically helps with inflammation and puffiness. 

Are Dark Circles Your Problem? 

  1. Swap cucumber slices for potato skins. The skin of the potato contains catecholase, a skin brightener. Just leave them on for 10 minutes twice a day!
  1. Find yourself a good concealer. Yes, dark circles can be hard to cure, so it’s important that you look for a cream-based concealer that’s effective for you. Yellow or peach will neutralise purple shadows. No more tired eyes!
  1. Consider mesotherapy for dark circles. This treatment won’t eliminate them completely, but may make them easier to hide with concealer as it firms and improves the skin under the eye. I use the WOW fusion device with a powerful brightening vitamin C serum. 

What About Fine Lines?

  1. Protect and prevent tired eyes first. Take action to prevent the problem worsening – wear sunglasses outside when possible and use a high factor broad spectrum SPF that protects against UVA and visible light as well as UVB. Heliocare has some formulations that are kind to eyes and won’t sting, like their water gel formulation
  1. Use a good anti-ageing eye cream like ALLSKIN MED GF firming eye cream. Its potent growth factor formulation will stimulate collagen renewal and regenerate the skin, whilst tightening active ingredients reduce the signs of skin ageing. Plus, brightening pigments improve the appearance of the eye contour and mattify dark circles!
  1. Consider booking in for a consultation for a Botox® treatment. Botox® will relax tight muscles around the eye, smoothing and improving fine lines and wrinkles. Even better, this treatment has been clinically proven to improve skin condition by stimulating collagen production!


  1. Filler products developed for the eye area are useful too. Placed carefully under the eye muscles, the filler will support and smooth the skin, and, like Botox®, fillers are proven to improve skin quality, skin hydration and boost collagen levels. 

Book In And Say Goodbye To Tired Eyes!

So now you know a bit about how I’d treat tired eyes. Whether they’re puffy, or you have dark circles, or it’s fine lines and wrinkles getting you down, I can help!

If you’re not sure what would work best for you, that’s no problem – I didn’t train all these years for nothing! Book in for your initial consultation and I’ll get to know your skin, your goals, and work out what course of action will get you the best results.

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