Caring for sensitive under-eye skin

Your eyes can be your biggest beauty asset. Their expressiveness allows you to connect with others and they are often seen as "the window to the soul." However, the delicate skin under your eyes can be one of the first places to show signs of aging as well as stress and fatigue. Using products designed specifically for the under-eye area is essential to reduce puffy bags, dark circles and lines and wrinkles. A few simple techniques can help you glow with youth.

Why does under-eye skin require special care?

Skin under the eyes is much thinner than skin on the rest of the face and more sensitive to chemicals, UV rays, and the environment. It also thins faster than other skin. Because thin skin loses its elasticity more quickly, the skin under the eyes is one of the first places to show signs of aging. As a result, under-eye contour requires particular care and attention.

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Why does under-eye skin require special care?

Home remedies to lift and brighten eyes

A massage ritual to stimulate the eyes

Lightly massaging the pressure points around the eye can improve the effectiveness of your eye care

Daily decongestion ritual: perform this massage in the morning before applying Divine Eyes to increase its effectiveness. Start at the inner eyebrow and move outwards, and then do so again from the inner eye moving outwards.

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Reduce eye pufiness and swelling

Apply a a cool compress. You want something that is cool to the touch but not overly cold. Lie down on your back and cover your eyes with cool wet tea bags or cucumber slices, which contain antioxidants that reduce irritation. 

Calm tired, puffy eyes with a Chamomile tea remedy. Boil chamomile flowers with purified tap water. Strain and put the tea in the refrigerator until cold. Soak cotton wool pads in the cooled tea and place over the eye area for 15 minutes while lying down to sooth the eyes. 

Apply a cool spoon. To quickly reduce swelling, gently massage the under eye area with a spoon cooled in the freezer.

Reduce eye pufiness and swelling


Choose products made specifically for eye skin and always avoid using harsh products around the eyes.


Apply an eye contour cream daily that is tailored to your needs to protect and rejuvenate the skin.


Use cotton balls when removing eye make-up to avoid excess tugging and pulling.


Wear large sunglasses that protect both your eyes and the skin around your eyes from UVA and UVB rays when in the sun.

Drink 8-10 8 oz. glasses of water per day to maintain the skin's elasticity.

Drink fresh juice made from a combination of celery, lemon, spinach and cucumber to flush your body with vitamins, minerals and enzymes and reduce puffy eyes.

Reduce your salt intake. Salt can lead to water retention and exacerbate under eye puffiness.

Get good rest. Not sleeping enough can cause skin to gaunt.

Elevate your head while sleeping. Sleep on your back and try adding an extra pillow to drain fluid from under your eyes.

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