Dr Maryam Zamani as featured in Sainsbury’s Magazine

Lets’s Do It!

Inspiring Ideas for a Fulfilling Life

Dr Maryam Zamani discusses the secrets for bright eyes and how the skin around our eyes is super thin and is the first area to show the effects of stress and tiredness. ‘Lack of sleep increases the stress hormone cortisol, leading to a surge in blood flow, which can make dark circles appear worse,’ says Dr Maryam Zamani, ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon. ‘Skin regenerates itself at night, so not allowing ourselves enough time to rest means the delicate skin can’t rejuvenate.’


  1. An extra pillow will help drain away fluids, and sleeping on your back allows more natural drainage from the blood vessels around the eyes.
  2. ‘Wash with cold water to help the blood vessels constrict,’ suggests Dr Zamani
  3. ‘Blink – this helps move fluid around the eyes, and helps resolve puffiness when you wake up,’ she says. We blink less in front of a computer screen. ‘Keep screens at arm’s length and look into the distance for a moment every 20 minutes.’
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