Stress Less to Improve Your Looks ...

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Life is stressful, but since we cannot get away from parents, school pressures and after-school irritants, work and colleagues or even just life itself, the only way we can deal is by managing stress.

A healthy diet, regular exercise, sufficient sleep and looking after ourselves generally can help combat stress.

An unhealthy lifestyle will soon show on our skin, nails and hair.

Here are seven signs of stress and how to deal with them when they take hold:

1. Under-Eye Puffiness is a Classic Sign of Stress Caused by Insufficient Sleep

So many things can cause sleepless nights.

Not getting enough beauty sleep can cause fluid to gather below our lower eyelid area, which is why we look puffy in the morning, sporting under-eye bags no one wants to be proud of.3

It's worse for stomach sleepers, since gravity will pool even more fluid under eyelid areas.

Combat puffiness:

You can prevent puffiness by getting at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep.

Switch off your Smartphone, which has a gentle glimmer that simulates sunlight, and turn off anything emitting a glow at least one hour before going to bed.

Have a cup of caffeine-free chamomile tea or hot milk to relax you before going to bed.

If this doesn't help with puffy eye syndrome, simply pop a spoon into the fridge, then hold the cold back of this spoon up to your under-eye area and massage it, going from the inner to the outer corner of your eye.

This will disperse the build-up of fluid and drain the area.

Finally, apply concealer in an upside-down triangle under your eyes, which will hide remaining puffiness.

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