Chivalry isn't dead Ladies, it's time to let someone else hold those bags. Many of the staff here at Bella Jane Organics personally battles the issue of heavy under eye-bags and dark circles, and at times it feels like the only way to hide them is the make-up technique in the above photo. Remember Rocky 1, somebody que up the Eye of the Tiger theme song please...Yo Adrian, how do I look? Yeah it's that bad, some how we went 3 rounds with Clubber Lang in our sleep. Especially when we are highly stressed from our day to day struggles or from a severe lack of R&R, and sometimes lets face it, genetics play a serious role here. With all the natural remedies and products on the market, what is the best way to approach this? What works! While most under eye care is often only concealing in nature, you must find products that are corrective as well, or be prepared to keep waking up looking like Balboa's doppelganger.
What causes eye bags?
Fluid retention is the key issue that causes the problem as well as possible chronic medical conditions like anemia, thyroid disease, infections, and allergies that can contribute to the main underlying issues of Oedema. Many other things can also contribute to this including age, too much sun exposure, alcohol intake, genetics, sleep deprivation, stress, eye fatigue, smoking, and inherited facial features.
Ok, so how can I help correct the problem?
Corrective is the key word here. Look for ingredients in your eye care that don't just conceal the problem, because they don't help the main issue over time, they just temporarily paint over it. So, when buying under eye creams always look for products with ingredients that are corrective over time. These will work to help drain the fluids that are retained and trapped under the eye, increase blood flow, and reduce inflammation and swelling.
Our #HOLDMYBAGS anti-aging under eye care formula contains the active ingredient EyeRegener®. Made up of organic plant based ingredients Alfalfa extracts (Medicago Sativa) and Lupine plant proteins, it is designed to stimulate lymph drainage and reduce Oedema (fluid retention) caused by the accumulation of liquids under the eye. With prolonged use it works to correct and shrink under eye bags as well as reduce the appearance of dark circle. As we never test our products on animals, we put our staff and family members to the test, and we have noticed tremendous results in as little as two to four weeks using this eye care cream twice a day.
We also added Actiflow® powerful Yeast Extracts (Saccharomyces Cervisiae) to help condition the skin, fight oxidative stress, improve elasticity, and help increase tissue blood circulation to reduce dark circles. Along with these ingredients we added highly moisturizing non comedogenic Avocado, Jojoba, and Organic CBD oils to help plump up wrinkles, fine lines, and crows feet. Collagen, Retinol, Glycerin, and Vitamins are also added to help promote collagen production and speed up cell turnover to help heal, tighten, and hydrate the skin.
Be Organic Be Bella is our motto, and it means be beautiful on the inside and out. Seriously, everything in our bodies is affected by our diet. So you must care for your body from the inside with a healthy diet. Here is a list of things you can do to help supplement your under eye care or any skin care routine and promote a healthier complexion.
Eat Organic! Make sure the quality of your food is in check. Eating Organic has proven undeniable benefits.
Grass fed vs grain fed! Research shows and proves that Grass fed meats are healthier, and contain a more heart and body friendly ratio of good fats vs bad fats. It's also higher in key nutrients, including antioxidants, vitamins, and a beneficial fat called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) that's been tied to improved immunity and anti-inflammation benefits. These good fats are definitely a plus when it comes to your skin, as the omega fatty acids feed your skin too, it turns out grass-fed beef is a great source of Omega's, providing 2-4x more omega-3 than Salmon and a more favorable (anti-inflammatory) ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats than grain-fed beef. Plus it's more humane and healthier for our MOO Cow friends.
Supplement with Collagen powders and foods. Age is a major factor in reduced collagen production and after 40 it drops tremendously. This will cause muscle and tissue to sag especially around the eyes.
Take your Vitamins. Vitamin C in particular. Vitamin C is important for the development of collagen production for skin and connective tissue as well as the absorption of hyaluronic acid which decreases as we age. Check out our topical solutions.
I Am IRoN WoMaN! Iron deficiency and Anemia can cause reduced and or weakened red blood cell counts. The red blood cells main responsibility is to carry oxygen to tissues in the body, and in a weakened or deficient state it can cause those dark eye circles to appear and can induce extreme fatigue, cold hands and feet, and brittle nails. See your health care professional if you feel you may be suffering from an iron deficiency or anemia.Iron-rich foods include: Look for Organic!
- (Preferable grass fed and or organic) Beef, Lamb, Bison, Pork.
- Sustainable Seafood.
- Vegetables, beans, peas, greens (kale / spinach). Think dark green!
- Fruits like raisins and apricots.
- Iron-fortified foods like cereals, breads, and pastas.
We are big fans of things natural and we encourage combining these things with your skin care routine especially for the eye area. Here are a few tips you can google to help you eliminate your dark circles and eye bags for good.
Tips and Techniques for eliminating under eye bags for good!
- Cool Compresses. Add crushed ice to a small towel and lightly wet it, press gently under the eye, remove and or swap the compress to the other eye if the cold becomes uncomfortable.
- Alternate cold presses with steeped tea bags. We prefer green tea bags. The caffeine and antioxidants can help stimulate blood flow.
- Reduce salt intake, especially before bed time.
- Don't smoke. Really, this is bad for all kinds of things. Be Bella!
- Get enough sleep. Try our #CBD Full spectrum products along with our #SLEEPYTIME CBD Oral spray for a gentle deep sleep.
- Elevate the upper torso and head while sleeping.
- Reduce allergy symptoms.Take an antihistamine for any allergies, refer to your pharmacist or physician for advice on this.
- Neti pots work great in clearing out the sinus cavity and helps drainage.
- Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
- Add a retinol cream to your routine for crows feet and fine lines. See our #MIRRORMIRROR Collagen Retinol anti aging cream here.
- Wear sunscreen every day. #ULTRAVIOLET Moisturizing sun screen.
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Individual customer experiences with Bella Jane Organics products may vary with respect to both effectiveness, and potential adverse reactions. Results given in testimonials are from real customers who have used Bella Jane Organics products, but similar results are not guaranteed. Individual results may vary depending on skin type, sensitivity, age, and skincare history, as well as how the product is applied.
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