Awake and Refreshed: 5 Ways to Revive Tired-Looking Eyes

Clare McLoughlin
By Clare McLoughlin

Clare McLoughlin is an Independent Nurse Prescriber and advanced procedure aesthetic nurse and trainer with more than 16 years’ experience.

How to combat tired-looking eyes

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, it feels impossible to escape those pesky tired-looking eyes. I know that no matter how much sleep I manage to get, I can still wake up looking and feeling a little deflated.

Whether it’s dark circles or lingering fine lines and wrinkles, the eyes can be a great source of anxiety for many of us.


Why do I have tired-looking eyes?

The reason behind tired-looking eyes is something that baffles many people, especially when you know you’re getting more than enough sleep. A lack of sleep tends to be something that can make your existing symptoms worse rather than something that causes dark circles in the first place.

It’s crucial to remember that the skin around your eyes is thinner than anywhere else on your body. This makes it extremely delicate, which is why it tends to age a lot sooner, along with other parts of your face such as your lips. Your eyes are faced with harsh extrinsic ageing factors on a daily basis, such as UV damage and air pollution. Over time, collagen and elastin fibres – two of the fundamental building blocks for healthy, youthful skin – will diminish, and fine lines and wrinkles will start to appear.

Another thing to consider is the general anatomy and structure of your face. Your eyes may be set a bit further back, which can create a slightly sunken look, especially beneath the eyes.

This can be worsened by a loss of soft tissue in the cheeks.

Dark circles can be a combination of shadows created by sunken tear troughs or puffy eyelids, along with dilated blood vessels.

How To Combat Tired Looking Eyes
My top tips

First and foremost, sleep is important, not only for your appearance but also for your general health and well-being. While it’s not usually the sole culprit behind your tired-looking eyes, you should always make an effort to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night. It boosts your mood, your productivity, and your immune system.
When you are sleeping, keeping your head elevated can prevent puffiness In your lower eyelids. If your head isn’t elevated enough, fluid begins to pool and leaves you looking a bit groggy in the morning.

If dilated blood vessels seem to be the source of your problems, try to constrict the vessels with a cold compress or something similar. It pays to think about exactly why your blood vessels are dilating, too. In some cases, allergies are to blame, so getting those under control can be a big help. Never be tempted to rub your eyes as this can damage the blood vessels and cause swelling, not to mention the impact it can have on your eyesight and general eye health. Rubbing your eyes might feel good, but the damage it can do is to be avoided at all costs.

Finally, drink water! Dehydration can leave your skin looking pale, dull, and dry, exacerbating the look of your dark circles and fine lines.

Treatments for tired-looking eyes tired-looking eyes can be difficult to get under control on your own, which is where I come in. I’d love to take a look at your symptoms and discuss your concerns in more depth. 

One of my favourite products on the market is the youth eye complex from iS Clinical. This formula harnesses the power of clinically proven ingredients to treat The skin around the eyes at a cellular level. Results are immediate and long-lasting, Providing a respite from fine lines and dark circles.

If fine lines are the main source of your concerns, there are several wrinkle-relaxing treatments available. I have carefully selected injectables that are proven to be both safe and effective for reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.

They work by relaxing overactive muscles whilst maintaining natural expression for a more settled, smoother appearance for up to 12 weeks.

Dermal tear trough fillers are fantastic for minimising the appearance of dark circles. With great precision, I can restore lost volume for a more fresh-faced appearance and a temporary recess from your symptoms.
Dermal Fillers are instant and can last around 12 months (on average). The highly popular viscoderm hydrobooster, is another innovative injectable That works to brighten up tired-looking eyes and reduce the signs of facial ageing by providing a deep level of hydration.

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, sunken cheeks, dermal fillers and viscoderm hydro booster treatment FAQs just for you. 

If you have more questions, you can use the dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, sunken cheeks, dermal fillers and viscoderm hydro booster questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts. 

If you're keen to get started with any of these treatments right away then you're in luck. Those clever folks also have a list of trusted, accredited dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, sunken cheeks, dermal fillers and viscoderm hydro booster clinics in your area.

Many thanks to the author of this blog Clare McLoughlin who founded Appearance Based Medicine in 2004, driven by a desire to provide advanced facial rejuvenation solutions and aesthetic treatments to patients in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas. 

People choose Appearance Based Medicine because of the top-quality and personable service that they receive, and always leave the clinic with a welcome boost to both their inner confidence and outer radiance. 

Call Clare McLoughlin now on 01628 303 020 or visit

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