I have dull skin and tired eyes. What can I do?

A tired face and tired eyes happen to all of us and pretty much anything can cause them – from lack of sleep and a poor diet to environmental pollution and the wrong skin care routine. But there are simple ways to brighten the appearance of tired eyes with the best skin care products that’ll turn up the glow on your complexion.

1. Causes of tired eyes and dull skin

Bright eyes and a radiant complexion are the poster child for good health and youthfulness. But sometimes, more of our youth is behind us than ahead, or we’ve been working and partying too hard. It could even be that excessively dry skin or a head cold has flicked the switch of our luminous glow.


Failure to shed dead skin cells can coat the skin like gray dust and prevent your skin from reflecting light. Our world is more polluted than it’s ever been which means tiny particles called ground ozone not only coat the skin but can penetrate our pores – scary but true! Dehydration is also a major culprit of tired skin – when moisture is lost from the skin’s surface, our cheeks look more like a desert than a glossy swimming pool.


There are other reasons, too. Like poor diet – you need lots of trace minerals, and collagen and antioxidant-rich foods (think colorful fruit and veggies, and good oils) to glow like a polished peach. And time spent in the sun without a good quality sunscreen is a definite no-no! Last one (we promise!) – your hormones during puberty, menopause, and while taking certain medications, can turn on you – leaving you with dark circles or bags under your eyes, and sallow skin.


Not to worry. Just when you thought the odds were stacked against you – there are just as many ways to turn the lights back on and own your glow! So let’s talk about the best skin care products that’ll help brighten the appearance of those tired eyes.

2. Your get up and glow skin care routine

Tired eyes are unmistakable. There’s not much you can do to disguise them with a hat or a heavy-duty foundation. So, how to minimize the appearance of bags under the eyes? Is it possible? And if you have bags under the eyes, you might also have dark circles. So let’s find out how to lessen the noticeability of dark circles, too.


The answer is that you can’t simply make your bags or dark circles disappear instantaneously, however, our Eye Contour Gel can begin the process to visibly reduce the appearance of them. It is considered the best eye cream for dark circles and puffiness. It harnesses the plant power of Rose Water to relax and visibly soften and soothe tired eyes – while Palmetto extract helps to refresh the delicate skin around the eyes and reduces the appearance of puffiness. Remember those pollutants that can play havoc with your skin? Eye Contour Gel contains Clarins’ Anti-Pollution Complex to decrease the risk of the effects of environmental aggressors. It is also the best eye cream to use to prep eyelids for your makeup application and long-lasting wear.


For the best under eye cream for aging skin, you can’t go wrong with Clarins Multi-Active Eye. This eye cream helps improve the appearance of fine lines and puffiness.


When life hasn’t been kind and you need serious skin care products that can deliver well-rested, wide-awake eyes – reach for Clarins’ Hydra-Essentiel Moisturizing Reviving Eye Mask. If you’re wondering how to reduce the appearance of dark circles – this is one of the best ways to start the process. Super-quenching Organic Leaf of Life delivers maximum skin hydration to help tired-looking eyes – and the lightweight texture melts comfortingly into the skin. You can use the eye mask as a 10-minute express mask, or leave it on all night for an intensive dose of moisture while you sleep.

3. How to hydrate skin and tired eyes

For bright eyes in the long term – make a few simple lifestyle changes that will work alongside your best under eye cream and skin care routine. Skin hydration begins from the inside out. Drink plenty of water each day, get a good night’s sleep, and take up a relaxing hobby like yoga or dancing to counteract stress. Do what your mamma told you – eat your vegetables and enjoy a rainbow of fresh fruits. No skin care routine will be effective without a healthy lifestyle to boot.


With Clarins’ best skin care products and a healthy change here and there – you’ll own not only a visibly radiant skin complexion but you’ll glow from within!

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