Keep your peepers looking fresh this festive, football period with these eye care tips and treatments
With the World Cup 2018 season now in full swing, you'll be looking at more than just a few episodes of kickoff indulgence and late night outings. It is the perfect reason to let go and live, so to speak. But this is also the time when you could do with a little backup support in the form on treatments specifically for your eyes. The windows to your soul are often where the first sign of fatigue and poor lifestyle choices starts to show. To fend off the "You look so tired!" comments, here are some eye care tips and treatments to keep those dark circles and puffiness at bay.
Now that rest time is compromised and overindulgence rules the night, it is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration and flush out excess salt from your system. It pays to say 'no' to caffeinated drinks or alcohol too. When the body is dehydrated or overloaded with sodium, it will try to hold onto fluids, which can then cause water retention and subsequently, puffiness.
Sleep like a starfish
If and when you do go to bed after all the excitement, keep in mind your sleeping position. The best position to prevent fluid build-up on your face and encourage optimum blood flow is to sleep on your back. Sleeping on your side or stomach can compromise circulation. Pro tip – you can also try to elevate your head a little with two pillows to avoid fluid settling around your eyes.
Invest in a face roller to massage the face, encourage lymphatic drainage as well as boost circulation. You could also try traditional remedies like cold cucumber slices and steeped/cooled chamomile teabags to reduce puffiness. These also help with redness and inflammation due to late nights. But if you're just too tired and need a quick pick-me-up, try one of these eye treatments: