Whether you’ve been genetically cursed or have spent the week crying over a broken heart, we’ve all had reasons why we need to cover up the dark, puffy circles under our eyes
There are quite a few culprits to blame for dark, puffy eyes. Some include a high salt diet, allergies, genetics (thanks Mum & Dad), medical conditions, and the natural process of aging.
As unpopular as it is to rock the dark, hollow bags under your eyes, it’s completely normal. However, there are remedies to negate the appearances of under-eye circles. We’ve put together a list of our favourite beauty tips to ditch the puffy eyes and get your confidence back.
When someone rolls their ankle, what brings down the swelling? Cold compression with an ice pack. The same reasoning applies to swollen and puffy under-eye areas.
It’s popular among beauty lovers to keep a teaspoon in either their fridge or freezer for emergencies like having just finished the Grey’s Anatomy finale (or any episode for that matter). You don’t want to be rocking your post-cry-fest eye bags to work or on a night out. It’s simple. Hold the back of the spoon on the area you want to treat for a few seconds and watch it work its magic.
Along these same lines:
Apply chilled products
If you suffer from chronic dark circles and puffy eyes, we highly recommend getting your hands on a Beauty Fridge. A Beauty Fridge is a small storage unit that keeps your skincare and makeup products fresh and chilled, increasing their shelf longevity and giving your skin a wake-up call with every application.
You can also store a few products in your kitchen refrigerator, but it is a bit of an inconvenience, and there’s also a chance that someone may mistake your moisturiser for mayonnaise.
Give your skin the boost it needs before applying makeup products, and give your skin some lovin’ with the help of a beauty roller. The Beauty Fridge’s Beauty Roller was designed to tighten and wake up tired skin. It works by:
- Promoting circulation
- Encouraging skin cell rejuvenation
- Stimulating the lymphatic system, helping to combat puffiness and water retention
- Facilitates better absorption of your oils and serums
These crystal beauty tools also encourage better skin health, improved skin tone, and a radiant complexion. Read more about what a beauty roller is and how it works here.
If a beauty roller isn’t among your current beauty tools, opt for a simple:
Take the time to treat your skin and undereye area for a facial massage. A massage will increase blood flow to the site and reduce the appearance of puffiness and discolouration.
Colour correcting concealer
You’ve probably seen the concealer products that look more like rainbow face paint, right? These green, purple, yellow, and orange coloured products combat different imperfections. The orange, in particular, is used to negate the appearance of dark circles. Use this product before applying your foundation for the optimum amount of coverage.
Drink more water
Water infuses the body with hydration, so it makes sense that it works as an anti-inflammatory. Drinking your recommended intake of water also combats early since so aging, so drink up, ladies!
These methods will not cure a genetic condition, but they will deliver some short-term results or ease your symptoms if you’ve been a bit emotional. If you’re looking for long-term effects, there are a few other more invasive options that you can discuss with your doctor. Filler, laser treatments, chemical peels, and surgical eyelid lifts are among your other options.
Remember that you’re not alone in the puffy eye boat. We’ve all been there. Keeping up with regular skin treatments and practicing good self-care at home will help to keep your undereye area looking vibrant and dark circle-free.