Clear Sparkling Eyes:

Naturally Relieve Puffiness and Dark Circleseye2

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul but what shows through that window when the shades are pulled?  Caffeine, pollutants, stress, and lack of sleep can leave eyes puffy and circled with dark discoloration. Unfortunately we can’t snap our fingers and make that all go away, but we can do some natural things that will help improve the way we look.

Beauty Sleep is Not a Myth
A recent studied published in a British medical journal indicates that after a full eight hours of sleep people looked healthier. Dark circles under the eye and puffiness around the eye were almost nonexistent.

Water Water Everywhere
Drink at least eight glasses of water a day – especially if you can’t live without caffeine - to help reduce dark circles.  Then use cool or warm damp towels across your eyes to relieve puffiness.

eye1Visionary Vities
Vitamin C & E have been shown to lessen circles and puffiness.  It’s best to take them in food form when you can.  Tomatoes, spinach, seeds and nuts are good sources of vitamin E.  Citrus is a great source for C, as are broccoli, peppers, papaya, kiwi, and mango.

Eye Cover
When you awake with swollen red eyes, try cucumber slices gently placed on the eyelid or chamomile tea bags – cooled and not dripping wet.  15 to 20 minutes and your eyes will look and feel refreshed.

Say No to Salt
Salt can add to water retention, which can add to a puffy eye problem.  To bring up the flavor of food try herbs and spices instead of the saltshaker.

Say OK to K
Try a vitamin K cream.  Research has shown that vitamin K can help reduce broken capillaries.  Make certain it’s organic and pure and use ever so sparingly.

Following these easy tips can make a difference in your day, the way the world sees you and the way you see yourself!

Dynamic Living Magazine Issue Vol. 1  Jan/Feb 2011