Dark circles and under-eye bags are normal signs for fatigue and aging, and some people have them under control. But for those who have deep set eyes or cooler undertones, no matter how much sleep you get or how much water you drink, somehow they still wake up looking like they had a rough night.
So the question is, how do you actually get rid of the tired look in your eyes???
There is actually a lot you can do to eliminate the need for concealer, no cosmetic procedure required! All you need to is make the following simple changes in your daily routine, so that you never have to wake up looking tired (or at least, know how to get rid of any evidence of fatigue)!
1. Get a good night’s rest
They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing. Although lack of sleep doesn’t effect puffiness per se, it doesn’t give you a paler complexion that emphasize the purple tones under your eyes and the rest of your face.
To help you sleep better at night, don’t drink coffee in the afternoon. If you’re going to the gym, do so before dinner. Also, make sure that you have dinner two hours before you go to sleep, and avoid electronics an hour before bed.
For those who work the night shift, eye masks are key. You might also want to invest in blackout curtains.
2. Change the way you sleep
Did you know that the way you sleep on your pillow can affect the state of your under-eyes? Sleeping with two pillows instead of one increases the elevation of your head, helping to prevent fluid retention in your lower eyelids, which causes puffiness. You can also buy wedge pillows or elevate your mattress to have it at a slight angle.
3. Always take your makeup off before you go to bed
Sleeping with makeup does terrible things to your skin. Not only does it trap dirt and oil buildup from the day, preventing your skin cells from recovering and regenerating, but it also causes puffiness. To make sure you don’t wake up with new pimples and puffy eyes, make sure you thoroughly wipe all your makeup off and wash your face. Micellar water is great at doing both, if you’re a low-maintenance type of gal.
4. Use the right under-eye cream in your nightly beauty routine
Contrary to you might think, not every under-eye cream actually addresses issues like puffy eyes and dark circles. You have to pick the right cream that specifically target those skincare issues, such as this EyeBag Remover from Beauty Works. Use this every night, and your under-eye problems will be gone in no time.
You can also check out the product on the official Pretty Me Lazada shop.
5. Store your eye cream in the fridge
To be fair, most of your beauty products should be kept in the fridge so they last longer. They also add a cooling, refreshing effect, which would take your eye cream to the next level, as the cold cream tightens the blood vessels that are responsible for dark circles and puffiness.
6. Keep spoons in the freezer for emergencies
If you’re in a rush and need a quick fix to reduce the huge bags under your eyes, a frozen spoon will cool down your lids and reduce the swelling.
7. Drink more water
The most basic thing you can do to take care of your skin (and the rest of your body, for that matter), is drink more water. H20 hydrates your body inside and out, so if you want to reduce the chances of sunken, dark under-eyes, increase your fluid intake. For women, the recommended number of cups of water and healthy fluids is 9.
8. Always wear sunscreen
The sun is not your skin’s friend. Sunscreen should already be part of your daily beauty routine, but the problem with most SPF products for your face aren’t suitable for the eyelids. All you have to do is find a day eye cream that includes SPF, so you can protect yourself from the aging side effects of UV rays.
9. Make healthy lifestyle choices
It goes without saying that your lifestyle also makes a huge impact on the state of your skin and overall health. Signs of aging are more apparent on those who smoke, drink, and don’t eat healthy or exercise on a regular basis. Do things in moderation, and treat your body well. Your skin will thank you for it.
Item mentioned in this post:
Beauty Works Eyebag Remover
Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.