If you ever look into the mirror and see dark circles and puffiness around your eyes, you probably remark to yourself how tired you look — sometimes looking more tired than you feel. Of course the main cause is often lack of sleep and fatigue but other causes can included stress, not drinking enough water, anemia, iron deficiency, allergies and sun exposure.
What to do?
Some home remedies really do help so they are work a try. The most tried and true are placing cold compressess of black tea bags, crushed cucumber, or potato water over your eyes for about 10 minutes. Also increase your water intake and Vitamin C. Reduce salt in your diet — which increases puffiness.
If your problem is dark circles, use a peach or yellow tone concealer to cancel out blue tones and stay away from maube or pink toned eyeshadows. Play up your eyes with great shaped brows, upper lash mascara and peachy shadow. Eye creams keep getting better and better. Look for ones that contain peptides to reduce dark circles and puffiness. Vitamin K is another ingredient that is useful. My favorite cream is AGE Eye Complex by SkinCeuticals as it addresses all the problems and is a lovely texture to use. AGE contains optical diffusers to improve radiance, flavanoids and peptides to reduce dark circles and puffiness. It costs around $85 — but worth the splurge. I found it on Amazon recently for $65.
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