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Dark Circles & Puffy eyes

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Puffy Eyes

If you have puffy eyes the first thing you should do is determine what is causing the puffiness so you can come up with the best treatment option. Some of the causes of puffy eyes are such things as lack of sleep, alcohol, allergies, aging, stress, poor diet and genetics.
To decrease puffy eyes use a thinly sliced cold cucumber and place a slice on each eye. Use any cold compress on your eyes for a few minutes, but do not place ice cubes directly on your skin. Cotton wool pads soaked in witch hazel (which reduces swelling) or iced water should also do the trick.
Do you know that salty foods cause water retention which can accumulate in the eye area? 
Sodas and alcohol drinks are high in salt. Drink water instead. 

Remember you should drink 8 glasses of WATER per day (No, soda and other fluids do not count as the 8 glasses of water per day)
Exercise will help your overall circulation what is important. 

Dark Circles

Dark circles can be due to heredity,lack of sleep, smoking, drinking, and/or allergies. If its due to heredity, camouflage is your only option. Use a concealer that blends with your skin tone. You may want to use a corrective color underneath the concealer. If the darkness is due to lack of sleep and/or allergies, an anti-puffiness eye product will help circulation and may lessen the darkness.

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