Wake up swollen eyess, it happens at any age. A state of fatigue, poor sleep in a room that is too hot or not sufficiently ventilated are causes that can improve. Weakness of the lymphatic system too, but less easily. Solutions that work.
1. Before getting up, the eye gym to drain
When you wake up, take a few minutes before getting out of bed and, eyes closed, roll them in their orbit, without forcing, in all directions. From left to right, top to bottom, have them do eights. It is a question of gently awakening all the small fibers of the 22 eye muscles and of reactivate lymph circulation slowed down overnight.
2. Apply cold, to restart the microcirculation
Apply cold in all its forms: in a splash of cool water or in a water spray on the eyelids. At night, the lack of muscle movement favored the stagnation of fluids in the tissues.
3. A treatment to decongest the eyelids
First, what is needed is rehydrate the epidermis of the eyelids. When enriched with circulatory or draining active ingredients (escin or horse chestnut, red algae, caffeine), the treatment stimulates exchanges.
The treatments that come with a metal applicator are precious for their fresh effect. The product should come out easily without you having to press on your eyelids. The other great advantage of these small roll on tubes is that you can take them everywhere in your bag and rehydrate your eye area several times a day. A very effective reflex to adopt.
How to apply it? Starting on the lower eyelid, then working on the upper eyelid to the eyebrow. Without ever moving the tissues, starting from the inner corner towards the crow’s feet and the temple.
“To follow the natural movement of the lymph flowing in this direction,” explains Brigitte Delgrange, esthetician. Preferably with light smoothing-touches rather than tapping. The latter have a tendency to make a call for liquids in the tissues, which therefore gives additional work to the lymphatic system, which will then have to drain these liquids. ”
4. Apply the concealer in 4 steps
” The very marked dark circless, this is one of the most difficult problems to solve, says Sandra Guidici, makeup artist. And we still haven’t found anything better than the concealer makeup. ”
- I hydrate the entire eye area well.
- I apply my foundation or BB cream.
- If the ring is dark, I neutralize the color of the ring with a corrective base. To be applied with precision on the line of the ring with
a concealer brush. A green base if the circles are light or in case of small redness, or an apricot base if the circles are dark, bluish-purple.
- In all cases, I unify with a skin-colored concealer.
And also … If you don’t put on foundation, you can apply theconcealer only on condition of heating it on the back of the hand so that it blends well into the skin without demarcation. In eye shadow, pencil or eyeliner, avoid shades based on red or blue, not plum or purple. Yes to brown if he does not pull on red. Steel gray always looks great on brown eyes. The best is to keep it simple on the eyes, insist on the mascara to open the eyes and draw attention to the mouth with a pretty pink.
5. Make up of the eyes: no clear on the swelling
The clear highlights, the opposite of what we are looking for! Identify the different small swollen areas, above, below, at the inner or outer corner and never apply light makeup, no shine in particular. “Of course,” says Sandra Guidici, make-up artist, “you can apply her foundation or a BB cream on the swelling: this standardizes everything and reduces the relief created by the swollen areas. ”
What also matters is do not weigh down the eye more with eyeliner or a smoky.
“Go for fresh, soft shades in light shadow, on the mobile eyelid. The idea is not to draw attention to the eyes with colors, to be content to apply your mascara well and to emphasize the eyebrow, the key point of the gaze.
6. During the day, regularly close your eyes
Consider taking regular breaks to rest your eyes. Closing my eyes 60% of external stimuli are cut off.
“This visual silence connects the body to the parasympathetic nervous system, that of relaxation,” says Brigitte Delgrange. This also promotes better autonomous drainage. By putting his palms in front of the eyes, the effect is multiplied. ”
7. In the evening, soothe the eyes with floral water
Time spent on the computer screen, pollution, pollens, these attacks on the eyes are the cause of muscle tension and irritation that can be calmed by applying, to his closed eyelids, compresses soaked in cornflower or chamomile floral water, both decongestant plants. A thermal water is perfect too.
Do not hesitate to lie down for 10 minutes with a eye relaxation mask. There are a lot of them on the market. Note: some are placed in the fridge before each use. Special mention for the mask with amaranth seeds (Thousand Pillows): with its featherweight, its soft and naturally fresh mass, it conforms to the shape of the eyes and relaxes the muscles and eyelids.