When you look in the mirror and see dark circles and puffy eyes you probably feel proper sh*t. (We sure do.) It’s safe to say that getting the recommended eight hours of beauty sleep is a rarity for many of us – this definitely doesn’t help the situation.
Luckily there are some brilliant products out there to help mask a bad night of sleep. From tightening eye serums to under-eye concealers you’re spoilt for choice. But if like us you’re more interested in banishing the black eye for good then try adopting the below tips into a weekly beauty routine. Consistency is key if you want to see real results.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
OBVIOUS – we know. But seriously, try to go sleep and wake up at the SAME time every single day. Yes, we mean weekends too! And you will see a difference.
Drink More of the Good Stuff
Get your two litres of water a day. Drinking plenty of water flushes out the toxins from your system and helps keep your skin hydrated in general.
Avoid High Salty Foods
You need to steer clear from foods high in salt. All that sodium can cause fluid retention and lead to puffiness around the eyes.
Your Teabag has a Dual Purpose
Caffeinated tea, which contains natural tannins helps reducing eye puffiness. Once your teabags are chilled place one teabag on each eye for five minutes and your eyes will feel fresh.
Spooning on a Whole New Level
Take two metal teaspoons and hold them under cold water for a few minutes. Then lie down and place the bowls of the spoons over your eyelids for a couple of minutes. The sharp cold of the metal will revive your tired eyes.
Remove Your Makeup Before Going to Bed
This is a MUST for many reasons as you probably already know. So even when you’re super sleepy remember to wash your face and remove all makeup. Going to sleep with your eye makeup on can cause irritation, causing your eyes to water and making them puffy.
Quit The Smoking for Good
If you’re a smoker, then this is another reason for you to quit. Smoking cigarettes dries out the skin and weakens the skin on your face. It also causes premature aging around the eyes. Also the chemicals found in cigarettes are toxic and can cause irritation around the eyes, which don’t help the appearance of your under-eyes.