When we do not sleep the recommended amounts of hour per night, this is reflected in the way we look. The face is the first place where the signs of tiredness are obvious, with the dark eye circles affecting our appearance. Apart from that, the inadequate diet and the insufficient water intake contribute to skin dryness, which in time can lead to under eye wrinkles.
If you are tired of this aged look, it’s high time you took the right measures. Below, you will find out how to banish under eye wrinkles and dark circles with acupressure. If you follow the recommendations that have been included in this article, you will no longer have to worry about the signs and symptoms for wrinkle at the level of the face.
Acupressure can be defined as a form of therapy that belongs to the field of alternative medicine, in which physical pressure is applied to specific points. By doing that, the flow of life energy through the body meridians is restored. At the level of the face, the pressure can be applied for a wide range of problems, including to eliminate under eye wrinkles and dark circles.
#1 For under eye wrinkles & crow’s feet
The first acupressure technique requires that you place your forefingers at the exterior corner of the eyes. Apply firm pressure in the respective area, performing a circular massage (outward direction). Make sure that you do not press too hard, so as to touch the eyeball. This technique is recommended not only for the banishing of wrinkles that appear under the eyes but also for crow’s feet, which is a commonly encountered problem in older people.
#2 For under eye wrinkles & puffy eyes (eye bags)
For the second acupressure technique, position your forefingers so that they are located under the eye, more specifically in the socket groove. Watch yourself in the mirror, as it is important that the forefingers are actually in line with the pupils. Once again, you have to perform the circular massage – small circles in an outward direction. The one thing that you have to be careful about is not to press too hard on the eyes. During the performing of this technique, your eyes should remain open. This particular technique is recommended for the ladies who are suffering from puffy eyes (eye bags) but also for those who have developed under eye wrinkles.
#3 For eye wrinkles & better circulation
In order to perform the third acupressure technique, you will have to place the tips of your forefingers on the exterior corner of your eyebrows. As with the other techniques, once you have assumed the position, you will have to begin performing the circular massage. The circles should always be made in a circular direction and you should make sure that the respective tissues are massaged on the bony surface. This particular technique is recommended for those who suffer from eye wrinkles under and around the eye. Apart from that, it stimulates the blood circulation in the area, which means that the tissues around the eye are going to receive the nutrients they need.
#4 For the prevention of dark circles, crow’s feet and eye relaxation
Start by pressing both of your index fingers on the bridge of the nose, or more specifically, in the inner corner of the eye. Apply firm pressure, maintaining it for about five seconds. Then, release and allow one minute for the skin to relax. The procedure should be repeated three times, in order to obtain the best results. In the situation that you are also suffering from sore eyes, you can perform the circular massage (make sure that the circles are performed in the outward direction). This technique is recommended for those who have gotten accustomed to squinting their eyes, helping them prevent the formation of crow’s feet. At the same time, it can stimulate the circulation in the area, preventing the dark circles.
#5 For dark circles & under eye wrinkles
The last technique requires that you place your index finger in the exterior corner of the eye and the middle finger in the interior one. Apply firm pressure, so as to smooth out the skin in-between. While applying this pressure, try to raise the inferior eyelid (as if you were closing the eye). This technique is very useful in the situation that you have fine lines under the eye. At the same time, it can be applied in order to get rid of the dark circles that do not seem to go away through other methods.
These are several acupressure techniques that you have to try out. Make sure that your repeat these techniques on a daily basis, until you obtain the desired results. The daily repetition will ensure a young-looking appearance, without any under eye wrinkles or dark circles to bother you!