Fed up of waking up with great big bags under your eyes? The obvious answer is, go to bed earlier, however that’s not always possible. Sometimes you just get those days, weeks, even months (hopefully not years) where you get a bit caught up in everything and unfortunately it’s your beauty sleep that takes the bullet for that.
So here’s four tips to help you stop looking as tired as you actually are:
#1 Soothe your eyes with something cold.
With all the screens we stare at on a daily basis our eyes go through a lot in just a day. Not only that straining and focusing but the skin around our eyes is constantly bracing whatever weathers outside the door, pollution in the air etc. So it’s good to give your eyes a little pamper every now and then and the best way to do that is with something cold and refreshing. Here’s what I’d recommend.
Natural – (links explain why and how)
Eve Lom Eye Cream (Below $50)
Benefit Puff-Off (Below $50)
#2 Don’t go to sleep wearing makeup
No matter how late you end up crawling into bed, don’t let your head go near those marshmallowy pillows without having removed all your makeup. The chemicals in your makeup can irritate your skin, especially that delicate area around your eyes. So use a gentle makeup remover, splash your face with water and dab it with a soft towel and then you can clamber into bed. Here are two gentle makeup removers I’d recommend.
Jane Iredale Magic Mitt (Below $30)
#3 Use a good concealer (and apply in a triangle shape for a more natural blend)
I’m not a big ‘wear makeup everyday’ kind of girl, whether it’s because I’m too lazy or because I’m so paranoid about encouraging spots (I have really acne prone skin), it’s just not my thing. However, I do usually dab on a bit of concealer if I’m leaving the house, just so I look a bit more awake – I don’t want my boss to think I’m about to fall asleep on my desk!? Especially for fair skin, covering those (pretty much always there) dark circles around our eyes can make such a huge difference in making us look as awake and healthy as we so often actually feel (just for some reason our skin doesn’t always portray it). Here’s two concealers I’d recommend.
Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser (Below $20)
#4 Drink plenty of water
Drinking more water is all the rave for a number of health benefits at the moment but a big one is your skin. Staying hydrated helps keep those dark circles at bay. How? A common cause for dark circles is consuming too much salt and/or alcohol so drinking lots of water helps flush toxins and salt out of the skin. (Tips on reducing your salt intake). Here’s some products to help encourage you to drink more water.
Motivational Water Bottle (Below $20)
HidrateMe Water Bottle (Below $60)
If you have any more tips and tricks for helping to reduce those dark, puffy morning eyes, make sure to let us know in the comments below!