Hey loveys! As a makeup artist I have insane call times, I travel to different time zones, and I get jet lagged! All this hard work and stress takes a toll on my body. One part that really needs some extra TLC is my under eye circles. They take a beating because between the jet lag and 4am (sometimes 3am) wake up times wreak havoc on my eyes. I get puffy, dry, and dark underneath. There are a few things that I have tried that have helped me find improvement for this issue.
1: Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated will make a huge difference in your overall appearance. It will brighten your skin, plump your cells and smooth your wrinkles. It will clear away any hollowness under your eyes so water is definitely key!
2: Avoid Alcohol
Alcohol dehydrates you and will make your skin look dull. Drinking alcohol, especially without rehydrating will automatically make you look more tired.
They say avoid coffee because it will make your dark circles worse. From my personal experience, having coffee in the morning helps reduce puffiness under my eyes and makes me look awake. Maybe it’s just me!
4: Cool the Area
Ice can work wonders for tired eyes! Cool the area with an ice pack immediately after waking. I also freeze green tea bags and put them under my eyes for 5-10 minutes first thing in the morning.
5: Try a Sleeping Mask
Laneige has an amazing eye sleeping mask that you apply under your eyes before bed. The formula soothes, hydrates, and protects your eyes all night while your sleep. You can wipe it off in the morning or just leave it on to keep enjoying the effects.
6: Try Eye Patches in the Morning
I keep my eye masks in the refrigerator because the cooling effect is very effective. My favorite eye patches are either the green tea eye masks from Sephora, or the Skyn Iceland HydroCool Firming Eye Gels. They also just came out with a serum to use with the patches that will maximize the benefits of the masks. As always I keep all of my eye care creams and masks in the refrigerator to keep them cool for maximum benefit.
If all else fails, the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer is amazing for covering dark circles and even lightly fill wrinkles. This is a high coverage, heavy duty concealer. It is a luxury product but it is worth every dime, and a little bit of the formula goes a long way so the product will last you a good while! Set the concealer with a lightweight powder like the Anna Sui brightening face powder or Cover FX translucent powder for all day coverage.
I hope this article was helpful! Let me know what you think of these tips down below, and please share any eye/skincare tips that work for YOU in the comments so that I can try them out!