Many of us can have tired eyes after a bad night’s sleep. The telltale signs of sleeplessness can include dark circles and a general puffiness around the eyes, which can be an alarming sight when looking at ourselves in the mirror.
But let’s be honest, us moms know all too well about the dark circles that show up from lack of sleep, lol. Of course, with the right makeup and lotions, we can use a variety of beauty hacks to improve our appearance, and going to bed at a decent time each night can also be helpful.
But here’s the thing.
While a bad night’s sleep can result in tired eyes, there can be other reasons too. Let me highlight some of these below.
#1: Eye strain
If you’re somebody who stares at a screen for most of the day, be that on your phone, tablet, or computer, you could experience eye strain. Blurriness and dry eyes can sometimes be the consequence, but tired-looking eyes can also become a problem. This is because the blood vessels around the eye start to dilate when you’re looking at a screen for a long time and the increase in blood flow can result in the appearance of dark circles around the eyes. To manage this problem take a break from your screens occasionally and give your eyes a rest.
One or both eyes can look tired if there is drooping of the upper eyelid. Your eyelids can fall because you are actually tired, but it can also be caused by a condition known as ptosis. Some people are born with this condition while others develop it as they age. It can be caused by a weakening of the eyelid muscle but certain underlying medical conditions can also result in ptosis. If you suspect you have this problem visit your doctor. In some cases, ptosis eyedrops will be recommended as a way of alleviating the condition but your doctor might also recommend surgery too.
We should all drink more water each day, for both health and energy-boosting reasons. We should also drink more water to alleviate the problem of tired-looking eyes. When we are dehydrated, we will naturally start to feel tired anyway. But the lack of water in the body can also lead to swelling around the eyes, and this can cause us to look more tired than we actually are. To alleviate this problem be sure to drink plenty of water and other liquids. Doctors recommend we drink 6-8 glasses of fluid each day.
Do you suffer from any allergies? If so, this could be the reason why your eyes look tired. Allergies release histamine, a chemical that dilates the blood vessels and leads to increased blood flow under the eyes. The area around your eyes can then look swollen and puffy, and you might experience dark circles too. The problem is exacerbated if you then rub or scratch your eyes, so it’s important to visit your pharmacist for an allergy-relief medication. A cold compress will also do much to reduce the swelling.
So, if your eyes look tired, it might be because you have been burning the candle at both ends, you’ve got allergies, or you’re a mom running on dry shampoo, coffee, and a prayer. You may have tired eyes because of one or more of the issues I have suggested here. Either way, you want to take the appropriate steps, whatever the cause of your tired eyes, as you will have less reason to become frustrated the next time you look in the mirror.
Always Remember You’re Beautiful!