Top Tips for Bright Eyes
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How to get Attention-Grabbing Sparkling Eyes
We’ve always loved the old adage that “eyes are the window to the soul”. In a world where protective masks are a must, our eyes are pulling double duty - helping us communicate, express ourselves, and show off the little face we can. Today, we’re discussing our favorite eye brightening and attention-grabbing tips.
How can I make my eyes look bigger and brighter?
Our top tips to get healthy, bright eyes:
1) Switch up your eye makeup routine
Experiment with colorful liners or mascara instead of your normal brown and black. For a subtle switch try a deep indigo or navy, or an emerald or purple for something more fun.
If color is not your game, a flesh toned eyeliner can work wonders to make you look more awake and brighten your eyes.
Finally, don’t forget the lashes. Lash extensions or falsies can instantly make your eyes look larger and draw attention to them. For a more natural look, use an eyelash curler to fake the appearance of longer lashes.
2) Highlight and brighten those eyes
Hit the inner corners of your eyes and brow bones with a bit of highlighter makeup to brighten up the darker corners of your eyes. Brightening the darker corners of your eyes will give you a more awake appearance and make your eyes look bigger and brighter.
3) Get a full night’s sleep
Your eyes betray how tired you are first. It may seem simple, but a full night’s rest will work wonders for your eyes (and you need it for the rest of your health and happiness as well) and keep them white and bright. Try sleeping with your head a bit elevated which can prevent fluid from accumulating under your eyes.
4) Give your eye area some skincare TLC
When you want to reduce puffiness and redness, and work some anti aging magic (like reducing fine lines and wrinkles) reach for your FRANZ Wrinkle Away RED Microcurrent Dual Eye Mask, a powerful boost of hydration and skin care for your under eye skin. Packed with Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate (which are up to 2600x smaller than your average hyaluronic acid), this hydrophilic (water-loving) ingredient help retain moisture, reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, and create a skin-plumping effect—all while delivering anti-inflammatory benefits. Bye bye bags, dark circles, and wrinkles.
5) Give your eyes a rest
During this time of social distancing, our screen time has skyrocketed. Be sure to rest once every 20 minutes away from computer screens. During that break, close your eyes for nice hydrating relief. You may also consider investing in a pair of blue light reflecting glasses to help fatigue and long term effects, if you use your devices for work or regularly otherwise.
6) Hydrate your eyes
Wind, smoke, dust, and other environmental aggressors can cause eyes to get red, dry, and irritated. Carry eye drops for a boost of hydration maintain their luster (and keep you comfortable).
7) Avoid dry air
Particularly when the winter air is dry, using a humidifier will help keep your eyes feeling comfortable and hydrated.
8) Try out rose water
Rose water is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-infective effects. Try placing a few drops under your eyes and on your eyelids and pat them in using your fingers or a cotton ball. Before placing rose water in your eyeballs proper be sure to check with your eye doctor.
9) Cut down on salt
Consuming salt can cause water retention, which can cause puffiness around your eyes. Limiting your salt intake should prevent it from occurring in the first place!
10) Protect your eyes from the sun
Sun damage can happen to any exposed skin, like the fragile skin on your eyelids and under your eyes. To avoid sun damage or sun burns, wear a pair of sunglasses that have ultraviolet (UV) protection whenever in direct sunlight. Sunglasses can also help prevent dust and wind from entering your eyes causing them to be irritated.
11) Increase your intake of omega fatty acids
If you have chronically dry eyes, omega fatty acids are a great boost of hydration from the inside out and are great for overall eye health. Bonus: omega fatty acids have a whole host of health and skin boosting benefits. Foods chock full of omega fatty acids include
- nuts and seeds (like flax and chia seeds and walnuts are particularly good)
Check out our post: Eat Your Way To Great Skin for more.
12) Use a soothing compress
Some home remedies are easy and quick, like chilled compresses, green tea bags under your eyes, or cucumber slices on them. For the cucumber trick, cut a cucumber fresh from the fridge into ½ inch thick slices. If you’re opting for tea bags, brew the tea bags and store them in the fridge for 15 minutes until they are nice and cool. Placing these soothing products over your eyes for 15 minutes is a great way to spend your resting eyes time. Bonus, green tea and cucumber slices both have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
13) Drink water
For bright and shiny eyes, remember to drink plenty of water (recommended: 8 glasses a day) to keep your eyes hydrated and lubricated.