By Kristina Rodriguez
Good morning sunshine, it's time to rise and grind! Sometimes that is easier said than done, especially when our skin—and mainly the delicate skin around our eyes—decides it would be better off with a few extra hours in bed. Genetics play a key role in the appearance of the skin around the eye and how we age, but this process can be exacerbated by additional factors—think lack of sleep, environmental pollution and UV exposure, stress, and diet—which can contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and inflammation. With this in mind, here’s how to help your eyes look and feel better overnight.
GET SOME SLEEP + MODERATE YOUR LIFESTYLE HABITS
Resting is the key element to youthful and revitalized eyes. During sleep, our body begins to repair itself both internally and externally. Getting enough sleep allows the body’s immune and rebuilding responses to properly complete their tasks.
Before you head off to get that full eight hours of beauty sleep, be conscious of foods that you ingest before bed. Salty and inflammatory foods, like processed meat, can affect your skin while you sleep because your body doesn’t always fully digest or process them before it begins its reboot.
Excess blue light exposure can make it harder for your brain to get to rest, too—not to mention, it’s not great for your skin (but sunscreen can help!).
USE TARGETED SKINCARE
Use skincare products specifically designed to treat the delicate skin around the eye area. The Superberry Dream Eye Cream visibly smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, firms the look of skin, and actively hydrates, all while you sleep.
Formulated with plant-based ceramides, vegan hyaluronic acid, antioxidant-rich prickly pear and moringa seed oils, the Dream Eye Cream helps the eye area look and feel more youthful by morning. Also in the formula, high-tech goji stem cell, a pro-grade ingredient that stimulates the renewal of skin cells. This ingredient aids in the process of rebuilding cells and repairing damage.Waking up with more youthful eyes starts with listening to your body—get your shut eye, disconnect from electronics, and wind down before you close your eyes for the night—and the right topical treatments. The Dream Eye Cream works wonders—and pairs perfectly with the Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask to help you wake up with the ultimate glow.