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Tired Eyes | With Eye Treatments We Won’t Let Your Eyes Look Lifeless


Mahlagha Homayouni


January 7, 2022


Eyes; The Heart of Beauty

Different things may impact the brightness and young shine of our eyes, whether it’s due to stress, genetics, restless nights, or just aging. We’ve all been in that situation. When you’re in the break room with a colleague, they bend their head compassionately and say, “You seem exhausted.” (Because of your tired eyes). It’s awful enough when you’ve truly tossed and turned all night. It’s even more aggravating to hear someone’s worried observation that practically translates to, “Hey, you look like garbage,” when you’ve had a healthy seven to nine hours of sleep and feel completely refreshed.

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Many individuals, in fact, have dark circles or swollen eyes. While there’s nothing wrong with it, many of us are seeking methods to cut them down. While they are often associated with a lack of sleep, there are other factors at play that have nothing to do with the number of hours we sleep (or don’t sleep) each night. In reality, you may want to address another health condition or lifestyle habit that is affecting your tired-looking eyes.


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Chapter 1

8 Reasons Why One Has Tired Eyes

Other than lack of sleep, there are eight factors that might make your eyes seem tired and sleepy.

Eye Strain

You could be straining your eyes if you gaze at a computer screen all day—or if you’re avoiding obtaining glasses and find yourself squinting to view far-away signs or when reading—and, shockingly, it might show on your face. As eye strain increases, the blood vessels surrounding the eye enlarge. An increase in blood flow may make dark circles and weary eyes look worse. Follow the 20/20/20 rule to give your eyes a vacation from the computer screen: Look at anything 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. It might perhaps be time for a new set of glasses.

Excessive under-eye pigment

Some individuals simply have more pigment genetically (more melanin), which may contribute to darker circles around the eye. Use your index finger to softly push underneath your eye to see whether the blackness is caused by pigment or anything else. If you move your finger and notice that the circle shrinks and then darkens again, this implies the circle is made up of blood vessels. The excess pigment is the issue if gentle pressure doesn’t help with the black circles.

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Our dermatologist advises using a product that includes the brightening ingredient vitamin C to minimize dark circles produced by excess pigment. According to our expert, too much sun exposure may aggravate hyperpigmentation, so apply sunscreen every day. Some products are designed to be gentle on the delicate eye region.

Prominent Veins

Oxygenated blood in the veins under the skin behind the eyes may sometimes form bluish-black rings. The skin surrounding the eyes is delicate, translucent, and incredibly thin, letting blood shine through easily. Blue circles are most visible in the morning after we’ve been lying down all night, enabling fluid to collect.

A vitamin K-based lotion used twice a day may help to decrease dark vascular circles. Because this approach doesn’t work for everyone, try it under one eye for at least two weeks—if you see a difference in the eye where you apply it, it’s a winner; if you don’t, you may need to consult a cosmetic specialist for alternative choices. A Treatment Eye Cream includes vitamin K and hyaluronic acid, both of which aid to hydrate and plump the skin.

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Salt-rich Foods

According to our dermatologist, if the puffiness under your eyes is worse in the morning and better later in the day, it’s likely due to fluid retention, which can be caused by eating too much salt. She suggests limiting salt consumption, increasing water intake, sleeping propped up on a couple of pillows, and using a caffeine-based eye cream to constrict blood vessels and reduce puffiness.


Allergies produce a chemical called histamine, which may widen blood vessels and increase blood flow behind the eyes. Histamine induces itching, which may lead to edema, inflammation, and fluid collection beneath the eyes, resulting in dark circles and a fatigued look, especially if you touch or scratch your eyes. Over-the-counter antihistamines, as well as nighttime cold, compresses to minimize edema, may help relieve the puffiness associated with allergies.

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Many of us have set a goal to drink more water every day—a goal that seems to be very difficult to achieve. Dehydration is not only bad for our health and a productivity killer, but it may also make us fatigued and make our eyes seem tired, even if we get eight hours of sleep.

Dehydration reduces blood volume and makes your heart perform less effectively, resulting in tiredness; the skin around the eyes is very sensitive to both hydration and environmental factors.

Bone Structure

According to our experts, some individuals just have a hereditary propensity to developing dark circles beneath their eyes, making them a pair of tired eyes, which may appear as early as infancy. This might be due to the shape of your skull and the way your skin and the fat underneath it interact with it. A deep tear trough—a groove that runs from the inner corner of the eye to the cheek—can form a visible semicircle beneath the eye. Some people’s eye sockets have sunken in even further, and the shadow of their bone structure makes it look as though their dark circles are becoming worse.

Age, age, age

Dark circles may be caused by aging in a variety of ways. To begin with, as we age, our skin loses suppleness and volume. This happens when the fat in the face wastes away, and collagen synthesis slows down, thinning the skin and causing it to lose its suppleness. As the skin thins, the blood vessels under the surface become more apparent, resulting in the appearance of dark circles. Skin drooping, or bags, may also be caused by deteriorating connective tissue, giving the appearance of being heavy and tired.

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Chapter 2

5 Non-makeup Treatments for Tired Eyes

Tired eyes may seem puffy or enlarged, bloodshot, or itchy. What makes your eyes tired? We’ve already spoken about it. What can you do to relieve the strain on your tired eyes? Taking screen time breaks, drinking extra water, and having your eyes tested are five strategies to relieve fatigued eyes.

  1. Take screen breaks: Screen exposure from TVs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones is at an all-time high, causing eye strain. Take frequent pauses from your computers and digital gadgets to reduce eye fatigue. In short, follow the famous 20-20-20 rule. Close your eyes while doing this to give them a rest
  2. Avoid allergens: If you have allergies, use an antihistamine, either over-the-counter or prescription, to reduce puffiness, redness, swelling, and itching. Avoid other allergy triggers, such as driving with the windows down or spending time outside during allergy season to have not a pair of tired eyes.
  3. Keep tired eyes hydrated: Your tired eyes may be due to dryness, which is easily remedied. The easy cure to tired eyes induced by digital gadgets is to blink regularly. If blinking doesn’t help your eyes seem less fatigued, artificial tears may assist. Water is the finest method to moisturize your eyes. Dehydration causes dull, tired-looking eyes and skin. More water is excellent for your eyes and wellbeing
  4. Warm and Cool Compressions: Warm and cool compresses for tired eyes typically help. This solution looks not only amazing but also feels fantastic and allows you to treat yourself. But it’s merely a band-aid.
  5. Update your prescription: Your tired eyes may be due to an old prescription. Find an eye doctor near you and make an appointment. Your vision evolves. Eye strain and fatigued eyes may be caused by a prescription for glasses or contact lenses from two years ago

Chapter 3

6 Incredible Home Hacks to Rejuvenate Tired Eyes

Nothing indicates exhausted like swollen and tired eyes. Possible causes include Netflix binges, sleep issues, stress, or just long workdays. Whatever the cause, no amount of makeup can hide your eyes. Here are some DIY eye-catching house hacks.

1-     Spoonology!

Place a spoon in the freezer for five to fifteen minutes, depending on how big it is. Now, using the hollow side of the cooled spoon, apply pressure to the corners of your eyes to alleviate puffiness. This frozen spoon will quickly relieve weary eyes since the cool temperature will tighten the skin around your eyes and also compress the blood vessels, which will minimize puffiness and make them seem smaller.

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2-     Ice Cube

Ice cubes may be used as a cold compress to alleviate swollen, puffy eyes and reduce swelling. To use the ice cubes, just wrap them in a cotton cloth and dab them over your eyes gently with the towel. Make sure you repeat this for no longer than a minute to ensure that it is effective in reducing edema and puffiness.

3-    Cover the with milk!

Milk is a nutritional powerhouse, including high levels of calcium, proteins, amino acids, lactic acids, and other nutrients. What if you used it to benefit the skin around your eyes instead of your face? Simply soak a pair of cotton swabs in milk and put them in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. After that, lay them over your eyes and allow them to rest for an additional 15 minutes. The cool milk will not only temporarily decrease puffiness but will also lighten dark circles and mend under-eye bags over the course of many hours.

4-   Feed them a cucumber

The benefits of chilled cucumber are many, including being a natural coolant, a source of vitamin C, and caffeic acid, all of which work together to calm skin, decrease puffiness, and even aid with dark circles. So, ladies, go ahead and lay cold cucumber slices on your eyes for ten minutes to give your eyes a much-needed rest and relaxation.

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5-     Give them a tea bag for their eye bags!

Drinking tea may help decrease puffiness around the eyes almost immediately since it includes antioxidants and natural tannins. All you have to do is take two saturated tea bags and place them in the freezer for a couple of hours. If you place these cold tea bags over your eyes for ten minutes, you will notice that your eyes will seem and feel more refreshed and renewed.

6-    It’s all about Almond

Among its many benefits, almond oil is high in Vitamin K, has anti-inflammatory characteristics, and is naturally emollient, all of which make it an excellent choice for your eyes. To keep the skin under your eyes and on your eyelids well-moisturized and puffiness at bay, gently massage almond oil into the delicate skin beneath your eyes and on your lids.

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Chapter 4

Key Ingredients Which Help to Fade Tired Eyes

There’s no question that eye bags are a bothersome annoyance that may be tough to hide but not impossible to fix — particularly if you know which eye cream is the finest for puffiness in the first place. Puffy bags under the eyes, which are not to be mistaken with dark circles, develop when the skin relaxes and sags with age, giving the impression of a pouch-like look and tired eyes. Excess fluid may also accumulate behind the lower lids as a result of certain lifestyle practices, making them seem puffier.

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So, even though there are a variety of reasons for swollen eyes, there are a variety of treatments available to alleviate the condition – including the best under-eye puffiness reduction. In your search for the finest eye cream for puffiness and tired eyes, substances such as caffeine, vitamins C and E, retinol, and hyaluronic acid should come up.


It is often found in coffee, green tea, and white tea. Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, which means it helps to constrict blood vessels, which may help to depuff eyes by constricting blood vessels. It’s one of the most prevalent components in the finest eye cream for bags and puffiness, and it’s also one of the most effective for tired eyes.

In spite of the fact that caffeine is a prominent component of the best eye cream for bags and puffiness, it’s vital to remember that caffeine does not help to repair or enhance skin health in the same way as retinol or antioxidants do.

Instead, it gives short respite by treating the symptom rather than addressing more serious issues. As soon as you stop using an eye cream for bags that contains caffeine, the bags will most likely revert to their previous condition — particularly if the underlying reason is a change in lifestyle behaviors such as eating habits, smoking habits, alcohol use, sleep patterns, and so on.


Aloe vera and vitamin E may both help to reduce the appearance of swollen and tired eyes. Because vitamin C makes the skin seem brighter, it may help to reduce the appearance of puffiness and bags under the eyes.


If you’re looking for the finest depuffing eye cream, search for peptides, which help firm and tighten the appearance of the eye region, as well as hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which aid to increase the skin’s moisture levels. In the finest under-eye cream for bags, they are the most important active components.


Some of the finest eye creams for bags also include retinol, a vitamin A derivative that aids in the stimulation of cell turnover and the formation of collagen, both of which assist in reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Chapter 5

To Get Rid of Tired Eyes, Use Under Eye Masks

Under-eye masks are intended to moisturize the skin and reduce the appearance of symptoms of aging. Do they genuinely have any effect? Experts in the field of skincare weigh in with their recommendations. According to the medical specialists we spoke with, under-eye patches work by addressing dark circles, crow’s feet, wrinkles, fine lines, and puffiness while also helping to relieve swelling and tired eyes.

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Along with improving your appearance by making you appear more rested, under-eye masks also hydrate and nourish your skin by utilizing high-quality ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and ceramides, anti-aging ingredients such as retinol, and brightening agents such as caffeine and niacinamide to brighten dark under-eye circles. Eyes are the first place we detect symptoms of aging, and [fine lines and wrinkles] may appear as early as our thirties, according to our expert.

Are under-eye patches useful in reducing puffiness and good for tired eyes?

Yes, according to Mahimo’s dermatologist, eye masks containing hyaluronic acid and ceramides may help to fill the skin around the eyes. Because of their capacity to immediately absorb chemicals into your face, the dermatologist described under-eye masks as “wonderful.” According to her, the active chemicals are in greater concentration since they should typically be worn for just approximately 20 minutes and provide an immediate pick-me-up. The effectiveness of under-eye patches was confirmed by other physicians as well.

The patch itself is occlusive, which means it can block water loss. When combined with the moisturizing active chemicals contained in the eye masks, your skin can readily absorb the compounds present in the eye masks. It is not necessary to use eye cream after using eye patches, according to experts, since the skin behind the patch will feel incredibly moisturized. However, if you feel forced to do so, you may apply eye cream after wearing eye patches.

No matter whether you’re fatigued, have dry skin, are hungover, or simply want to try something calming while you’re stuck inside, consider introducing eye patches into your beauty care routine.

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Chapter 6

Get Rid of Tired Eyes with Microcurrent Technology

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Microcurrent has been used in medicine since the 1970s when the TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine was introduced, and the FDA approved it as a nerve stimulator for pain relief, wound healing, and the treatment of Bell’s Palsy, a condition that causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles.

TENS devices, such as microcurrent stimulators, must have a 510(K) Certification Class II Device in order to be marketed in the United States. This accreditation guarantees that the gadget is made to the highest possible standards. The FDA approved muscle stimulators as a novel anti-aging application for the cosmetology sector after the discovery of microcurrent therapy treatments and their low-level current retraining of the patient’s muscles.

Facial stimulation is possible using microcurrent, which sends mild, gentle waves through the skin and down to the face muscles. This smooth pulse of energy is virtually equivalent to your body’s natural ionic flow and has been demonstrated to raise ATP (cellular energy) concentration by 400% while also accelerating protein synthesis and increasing amino acid transport.

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Microcurrent devices are governed by the FDA in the United States and other regulating agencies across the world, which maintain the highest safety requirements and demand extensive testing before they can be marketed. However, not all gadgets marketed on the market are FDA-approved and comply with these worldwide safety requirements.

The microcurrent treatment for tired eyes will compress and elevate the skin around the eyes by stimulating the connective tissue and muscles. You will notice a difference in your tired eyes right away, as well as a feeling of general wellbeing. Whether you are looking for a fast cure or a long-term solution for your aging and tired eyes, dynamic, intelligent microcurrent is the way to go.

The Importance of Using Eye Creams for Tired Eyes

We at Mahimo suggest that since the skin around the eyes is very fragile, so avoid applying harsh or irritating substances there. Always check the contents list to see whether the cream contains any fragrances or other substances to which you are allergic.

Even while many treatments might temporarily disguise wrinkles, you shouldn’t expect a moisturizing eye cream, particularly one that isn’t prescription strength, to provide dramatic effects. In essence, the components in the product you pick pose the most danger, not the physical part of using an eye cream. So do your homework and discover the right product for you and your tired eyes!

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What are symptoms of tired eyes?

Sore, tired, burning or itching eyes. Watery or dry eyes. Blurred or double vision. Headache. Sore neck, shoulders or back. Increased sensitivity to light. Difficulty concentrating. Feeling that you cannot keep your eyes open.

Do computer glasses help with eye strain?

Yes, computer glasses may help to relieve digital eye strain and they can block or filter blue light from your screen too. What you may not realize is how the glare of blue light is affecting your sight.

Does eye strain go away?

Although eye strain can be annoying, it usually is not serious and goes away once you rest your eyes. In some cases, signs and symptoms of eye strain are a sign of an underlying eye condition that needs treatment.

Are Bluelight glasses good?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology says you don't need them and has gone on record as not recommending any kind of special eyewear for computer users. The organization says blue light from digital devices does not lead to eye disease and doesn't even cause eyestrain.

Is blue light filter good for eyes?

A filter that cuts 94% of blue light has been shown to lessen damage. There's evidence blue light could lead to permanent vision changes. Almost all blue light passes straight through to the back of your retina. Some research has shown blue light may increase the risk of macular degeneration, a disease of the retina.

Why are my eyes always dull?

Eyes that are dull, lacklustre, or losing their sparkle are often caused by today's busy and demanding lifestyles. Lack of sleep, long working hours, spending too much time staring at computer and mobile device screens and late nights can all have an impact – but in some instances it could also be health-related.

Can LED flashlight damage eyes?