Whether you stayed up all night working on your latest side hustle, went out with the group of friends who are always down for last call, or simply couldn’t fall asleep after scrolling through Instagram for hours, your eyes are showing it now. Luckily, all is not lost, because we’re sharing our favorite tips and tricks to say goodbye to dreaded dark circles and puffy eye bags. From our favorite eye creams to the best eye hacks, all eyes are on… well, our eyes!
Classic Beauty Hacks
First things first, the classic tricks you’ve heard do work: cold spoons, cucumbers, and frozen tea bags placed on your eyes can help make them look less puffy. The reasons they work? Because they cool the skin and constrict blood vessels. Another take on the tea bag trick is to actually make some green tea and freeze it in ice cube trays making green tea cubes. In the morning, wrap the tea cube in a paper towel and dab over your eye area to perk it up with the tea’s caffeine content.
This might be a bit more modern than classic, but it’s crucial to eye care: if you don’t already use an eye cream, start today. Like, right now. Moisturizing eye creams are vital to protecting the thin skin under our eyes. This delicacy doesn’t help when it comes to dark circles, because when blood builds up in those vessels, it makes dark circles that much more noticeable. Caffeinated eye creams like our Phormula 3-9 Eye Repair are a good choice if you’ve had trouble taming puffiness, while our Ocuphel Emollient Eye Cream provides super hydration.
Use a roller! Jade rollers are all the rage for facial stimulation, but they’re just as good to specifically target your eye area. Most jade rollers have two sides: a wide one and a smaller one, so you can use the latter to zero in around your eyes.
Getting in your beauty sleep is so important to eye care, but it’s not just the hours slept that count – it’s the position your body takes, too! Side and stomach sleepers, we’re sorry to be the messenger, but you’re probably accumulating fluid around the eye area, which will definitely puff out your eyes in the morning. Try to sleep on your back and see how that affects your eyes!
Last but not least, if nothing else works, color-correcting and light-diffusing concealers can be your eyes’ best friends by covering up dark circles. As they say, fake it ‘til you make it! (In other words, get more sleep next time!)
Tips From the Glowdown
It’s not just us! Some of the lovely ladies we’ve featured on The Glowdown have shared their eye care tips and faves. Echoing one of our classic eye beauty hacks above, modelFIT founder Vanessa Packer chose cold green tea pouches: “They’re incredible for puffy eyes.”
Bec Donlan calls out our Multi-Task Eye Serum Masks as her go-to Erno item: “They instantly pep my eyes up no matter how little sleep I’ve had and I can’t live without them.”
Lindsay Ellingson, model and co-founder of Wander Beauty, and Em from The Lipstick Fever have the same skincare secret, and it’s a good one: they keep their eye masks in the fridge! Lindsay adds, “It wakes me up in the morning and helps to reduce any puffiness and dark circles.”
Matched To Your Mission
No matter what your eye goals are, our Multi-Task Eye Serum Masks have become a cult-favorite for a reason! They are the definition of a quick pick-me-up for your under-eye area, only require 10 minutes of your time, and can be done while you’re doing anything else – from driving to work (or on the subway if you’re courageous enough) to applying your make-up, to brewing up the day’s first cup of coffee. Peel them off, rub in the remainder, and the instant refresh is basically a miracle.
Try our Phormula 3-9 Eye Repair. This revolutionary gel-cream is not only luxurious, but also dramatically effective. With its combination of traditional oils from Africa and Indonesia and energizing caffeine, this cream is designed to perk up the eye area when implemented into your daily ritual.
Firm and Lift
Our Firmarine Eye Serum is what you need. It calms and depuffs the area around your eyes while leaving skin feeling firm and supple. This serum is best if hydration is at the top of your skin needs list. Its formula is cocktail of moisturizing hydration, with the soothing power of aloe vera topped off with superstar hydrator Hyaluronic Acid, which binds impressive amounts of water to the skin through penetration.
Try our Antioxidant Complex For Eyes. Cooling but potent, it revitalizes the skin around your eyes, firming and reviving a youthful look. The featherweight gel-like formula brightens, restores, and conditions tired eyes. Aloe Vera is another powerhouse skin-plumper in this complex, alongside Mulberry Extract for its lightening properties and Vitamin C for its antioxidant powers.
Battle fine lines
One of the reasons eye care is so important is that the eyes are not only the window to our souls but also the window to our age. We’re all about embracing the beauty of a life well-lived, but that doesn’t mean you have to succumb to fine lines and sagging skin for eternity. Enter our Transphuse Eye Refiner, which is specifically designed to smooth and tighten the eye area, plumping the appearance of skin with innovative polypeptide technology and our own probiotic skin nourisher complex.
But that’s not all, as we’ve got something new in the works for your eyes! Keep ‘em peeled to find out exactly what that is in the coming weeks. In the meantime, whether you’re looking for an eye cream to permanently add to your ritual or a quick fix to make you look less tired than you feel, you know where to look – right here!