whimsy-beauty asked: Hi! I was wondering if you could recommend a way to deal with undereye bags/dark circles that doesn't involve a lot of coverage. Thanks!
Hello! Problems with the under eye area can seem really frustrating. Typically, creams and serums take weeks, if ever, to become effective, and it can be uncomfortable to cake up concealer on that delicate area of your face. There are a few techniques I’ve found that work particularly well on an immediate basis.
First, I suggest skipping the heavy creams and going for a lighter option. My favorite way to get rid of puffiness and discoloration is to use a roll-on gel. These use a lightweight gel, usually enhanced with caffeine that will naturally tighten and soothe the skin, and the roll-on technique cools and drains fluid from the under eye area. The action of rolling something over the skin, starting from the inner corner of the eye, outwards, will help speed up the de-puffing process (do this even if you just apply a regular eye cream, you’ll see a difference).
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller - $11
Sephora Instant Depuffing Roll-On Gel - $15
Both of the above options have metal massage balls on the applicator which naturally cool and soothe… I like to take that a step further by storing my roll-ons in the fridge!
Once the puffiness has gone down, you will need much less concealer to cover the area. You can easily conceal discoloration, but it’s impossible to cover bags!
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller - $11
(This roll-on helps soothe and contains a nice, lightweight concealer for an all-in-one step)
Another tip I have for you, is that if you notice that your undereye issues are worst immediately after you wake up in the morning, make sure the first thing you do is get yourself a big glass of water and chug it down. Our bodies become dehydrated as we sleep, and that will be immediately reflected by the thin skin under our eyes. You’ll also feel a lot better and more awake after restoring the moisture to your body.
Hope this helps!
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