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    Science of Skincare : Puffy Eyes

    Under-eye bags are a common complaint for many of us. Whether we're not sleeping enough or are suffering with allergies, those bags can add years to your appearance. So, why do these bags appear more often as we get older? For the most part, it has to do with fluid retention, but there are many other factors that can affect the appearance of bags.

    What Causes Puffy Eyes

    As an area with thousands of complex expressions and movements, the skin around our eyes depends upon a delicate balance of fluids to stay healthy. However, as we get older, skin texture changes, making it more difficult for skin cells to get the moisture they need to stay elastic. This causes wrinkles, bags, and other signs of aging. Also known as periorbital puffiness, under-eye bags are the natural accumulation of fluids. This accumulation can be affected by the following: 

      • Moisturization. In order for under eye skin to maintain its elasticity, it must remain hydrated with an effective eye cream.
      • Salt intake. Ever wonder why your eyes are puffy after crying? The salt produced in tears increases the fluid retention topically. Also, an increase of salt consumption can contribute to the development of under eye bags.
      • Sleep. Yes, poor sleep will cause dark circles, but bags are another story. Sleeping on your side or your stomach causes an accumulation of fluids around your eyes in the morning.
      • Skin Stretching. Tugging of delicate skin around your eyes due to makeup application, contact lens application, and simple itching can stretch and dehydrate the skin.

    For the most part, under-eye bags are a temporary problem. With the right skincare routine and delicate attention, it's easy to keep those bags from putting a damper on your otherwise radiant complexion.

    How to Get Rid of Bags

    The skin around your eyes is ten times thinner than the rest of your face. That means that it's more vulnerable to UV exposure, squinting, smoking, and all other damaging skin practices. When bags form, excess fluid is causing the area to swell. In order to combat under eye bags, it is important to maintain hydration and replenish skin with a moisturizer rich in antioxidants. Hale Cosmeceuticals Cooling Eye Gel improves circulation around the delicate eye skin, in addition to fortifying lipids to prevent swelling in the first place.

    Say Goodbye to Puffy Eyes

    Take care of your eyes and reduce the aging effects of puffiness with Hale Cosmeceuticals! Call today to order our Cooling Eye Gel and learn more about our other eye creams! 1-800-951-7005.

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