Late nights, stress, or other issues causing your eyes to look heavy, dark, and tired? Bags under your eyes can make your overall appearance look tired and dull—and while makeup can conceal a lot of it, it isn’t always easy to completely mask the appearance of those circles. Instead, send those under-eye bags packing with these favorite beauty tricks.
Freeze the bags away
The age-old frozen spoon trick can help to temporarily reduce the appearance of dark under eyes in a pinch. Simply keep a spoon in the freezer, then wrap with a thin cloth and place against the skin under your eyes for several short intervals. The cold compress against the skin constricts blood vessels and reduces the dark circles under your eyes and can also work for bruising. Similarly, chilled cucumbers, a cold washcloth, or a bag of frozen veggies will achieve the same effect.
Roll it out with a jade roller
Jade rollers have reemerged on the beauty scene for their ability to stimulate blood circulation and improve lymphatic drainage, all while relaxing your mind and infusing your skin with the healing and spiritual properties of the Jade gemstone. Jade rolling each day can help reduce puffiness, minimize the look of dark pigments, and help to make sagging skin appear firmer.
Restore collagen with an eye mask
One of the most reliable and effective ways to get rid of bags under your eyes is to relax with an under eye collagen mask. Using a marine collagen-rich mask designed especially for the skin under the eyes will replenish the delicate and stressed skin with skin-regenerating proteins and other powerful ingredients that brighten, tighten, and hydrate. Perform an eye masking ritual as often as desired to keep bags at bay.
Wake them up with green tea
Caffeine can wake up more than your brain; it can also energize tired-looking eyes. Why? Because caffeine also contains antioxidants, which are known to fight off free radicals and increase blood flow. Some teas, such as green tea, can also soothe inflammation, which will help de-puff the under-eye area.
Discover Your Own Remedy for Puffy Eyes
Like most beauty tricks, finding what works best for the bags under your eyes often takes a little bit of personal experimentation. Develop new habits that help prevent dark circles from forming in the first place. For example, wear sunscreen, use protective eyewear, get a full night’s rest, and drink plenty of water. Try practicing mindfulness and meditation to help reduce stress. Simple lifestyle adjustments coupled with natural skin care remedies are often all you need to showcase the sum total of your beauty.