Lifestyle and Skincare Tips to Address Tired-Looking Eyes


Puffy or tired-looking eyes are a common concern for many people. Because the skin around the eyes is so delicate, it’s typically the first place that lack of sleep, stress, and other factors begin to emerge. There are several things that cause under-eye bags, puffiness, or dark circles, too.

Fortunately, there are a number of eye bags treatment options you can rely on to help minimize their appearance. Knowing the possible causes can help you choose the right at-home remedies and products like eye cream to give you a more refreshed look and better prevent the appearance of under-eye bags or puffiness from cropping up in the future. 

Why the Tired Eyes? 

Skin concerns around the eyes come in many forms: dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, bagginess, and puffiness. A few of the causes can include, among other things:


It’s possible for under-eye skin that’s prone to bagginess or puffiness to run in your family. Excess skin beneath the eyes isn’t uncommon, and that’s one reason you may see eye bags or a little extra puffiness around your eyes.

Sun Exposure

Being out in the sun for too long without UV protection can lead to discoloration or puffiness. Keep in mind that potential damage from UV rays can occur even without a sunburn. 

Lack of Sleep

Not getting a solid seven to nine hours of sleep each night is a common cause of tired-looking eyes, particularly eye bags and dark circles.


If you’re prone to reactions to certain irritants, those symptoms can manifest in puffiness, redness, or sagging around your eyes. This may be due to fragrances in your cosmetics or laundry detergent or even natural allergens in the air. 

Salty Diet

Salt is well known to cause your body to retain water, which can lead to puffy, baggy eyes. 

Some causes of eye bags, redness, wrinkles, or dark circles are difficult or impossible to avoid entirely. After all, you can’t change your DNA, and aging is a natural process. However, there are a number of ways you can minimize the appearance of these signs, as well as help prevent them from showing up as clearly or as often. There are a few things you can do in your regular routine that may help, and there are some products, including eye cream or certain serums, with ingredients designed specifically for protecting and soothing the skin under your eyes.

How Can Tired Eyes Be Remedied?

Skincare Products to Address Tired Eyes

Address tired eyes with an eye balm, eye serum, or eye cream designed to take good care of the skin beneath your eyes for the best results. Using products formulated from powerful, skin-loving ingredients, such as superfoods and probiotics, is an ideal way to make sure you’re doing everything you can to improve the look and feel of your skin—particularly your delicate eye area. 

Brightening Balm

Incorporate a few different products to help with different areas of concern around your eyes. A brightening balm is a great way to give your skin a dewy lift, which can reduce the visibility of dark circles and eye bags. Find one formulated with ingredients like aloe, rosehip oil, and hyaluronic acid. These ingredients contain properties that soothe and hydrate the skin. A balm made with probiotics is a great choice for promoting healthier, more radiant-looking skin beneath your eyes. 

Eye Serum

Another great eye bags treatment is a product made with topically applied caffeine. Caffeine, when applied topically, is well known for its properties that reduce the appearance of puffiness and redness in the skin. (It turns out there’s some truth to people in movies applying tea bags to their eyes!) Look for a serum or similar product you can apply twice a day to promote the appearance of firmer, smoother skin. 

Other ingredients to seek out in a targeted serum for the eyes includes Albizia julibrissin extract, which can help minimize the appearance of dark under-eye circles. When this extract is paired with He Huan Ma to address the appearance of drooping eyelids and chrysanthellum Indicum extract to minimize the look of puffy under-eyes, you can expect to see some powerful results.

Eye Cream

Finally, to supplement the effects of a brightening balm or eye serum, consider an eye cream that you can apply in the morning, as well as just before you go to bed. Having a product that works while you sleep is an excellent addition to any skin care routine. Look for a cream made with squalene, for an extra boost of hydration, as well as vitamin C. Probiotics can lock in moisture while chicory root can help improve the appearance of skin’s firmness. A revitalizing eye cream with high-quality ingredients can help reduce the appearance of both dark circles and fine lines.

Lifestyle Tips to Address Tired Eyes

With so many at-home options to help reduce the appearance of tired eyes, what you choose largely depends on your own preference. Here are a few ways you can promote more refreshed-looking skin under your eyes.

Apply a Cool Compress

Wet a washcloth with cold water, place it over your eyes, and gently apply gentle pressure beneath your eyes for a few minutes. Cold water helps constrict your blood vessels, which in turn soothes inflammation, a common cause behind redness and puffiness.

Use Sunscreen

Use sunscreen or products formulated with SPF every day. Sun exposure is one of the most common culprits when it comes to potential skin damage. Using an SPF every day can offer a great deal of protection to your skin overall, but especially your more sensitive under-eye skin.

Get Plenty of Sleep

A general rule is that adults need about seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Even if that’s not possible all the time, get as much sleep as you’re able to. Obviously, tired-looking eyes will start to improve if you’re not as tired! 

Address Allergies

If you’re prone to allergies, consider ways to minimize those. Allergy symptoms often show up more prominently in your sinus area, which includes the eye region. Avoid products with  synthetic fragrances or other irritants to help reduce the chances of redness or irritation resulting from allergies.

Cut Down on Salt

Salt can sometimes increase water retention, so consider minimizing your salt intake. If you limit how much salt is in your diet, you may help cut down on the excess water that could cause puffiness beneath your eyes.

Remove Makeup

Always remove your makeup before bed. Taking off your makeup before you go to sleep is a good general rule overall. It can also help prevent the skin from becoming irritated. To remove makeup without any fuss, consider using a product such as TULA Skincare’s Makeup Removing Balm. This travel-friendly makeup removing stick will make this step quick and easy even when you’re on the go.

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