Check out these tips for puffy eyes and dark circles under your eyes!

Both women and men of any age group can experience puffy eyes and dark circles under eyes.
Skin under our eyes is thinner than other areas on our face, so it's more prone to wrinkling and sagging as well. The skin here is also very delicate, which means that we must be extra gentle when applying beauty products.

We might notice puffy eyes first thing in the morning. When we are sleeping, we don't blink and this might be a cause of eye puffiness. Eye blinking is like walking. Once we wake up and start blinking, some of the puffiness gradually disappears.

Puffy eyes generally aren’t a sign of a serious medical condition and you might notice them once you age.

Some causes of puffy eyes include:
- Consuming too much salt;
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Staring at a computer, mobile or TV screen, driving, reading

The area under the eyes can appear darker due to constricted blood vessels causing hyperpigmentation, or from extra thinning of the skin around the eyes.

Some causes of dark circles under the eyes include:
* lack of sleep or poor sleeping habits
* hyperpigmentation, which happens when the body produces more melanin
* extra thinning skin under the eyes
* overexposure to sunlight
* aging
* smoking
* dehydration
* anemia from iron deficiency

Puffy eyes and dark circles under your eyes might also be the result of fatigue, stress, tiredness and weak eyesight which might affect the entire look of the face.

Some tips to avoid puffy eyes and dark circles under your eyes:

- NO eye make-up overnight
- Use beauty eye products without fragrance and skin-drying alcohol
- Keep the skin around the eye clean and moisturised;
- Include facial massage exercises into your beauty routine for puffy eyes.
- Try Gua Sha tool as it is known to alleviate puffy eyes and under eye bags.
- Try cold therapy as it can help to alleviate tension, swelling, pressure and eye puffiness

In some cases, puffy eyes may be the sign of an underlying medical condition. Consult your doctor if you suspect your puffy eyes may be a sign of something else.

The above content is based on my personal experience as an Eyebrow & Lash Lift Expert. Please treat it as a guidance only.