There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning and catching a glimpse of those dreaded under eye bags and dark circles in the mirror. Whether it was a lack of sleep, too much wine before bed, or the occasional cry, puffy eyes happen. The skin under your eyes is 10x thinner than the rest of your face, therefore it requires much more TLC for its sensitivity. While concealer can help downplay the swelling, today we’re sharing 6 easy tips to cut back on under eye bags and dark circles. Best of all, you can find most of these remedies in your home already! Check them out below:
Use Two Cold Spoons
Put a couple spoons in the freezer when you first wake up to get them nice and chilly. Place the back of the spoons over your eyes for 10 minutes to reduce the puffiness!
Put An Ice Pack Over Your Eyes For 2-3 Minutes
Whether you choose a bag of frozen broccoli (the ultimate cure for any cheerleading injury) or a couple ice cubes in two washcloths, the ice helps with under eye swelling.
Use Cold Tea Bags
Soak two tea bags in water and cool in the fridge for 30 minutes. Place the tea bags over your eyes for 10-15 minutes. Once you are done, simply toss the tea bags!
Rub Coconut Oil Under Your Eyes When You Wake Up
Coconut oil can be used to rejuvenate the skin, plus it is anti-inflammatory which reduces redness and swelling. Tip: do this before bed to help prevent bags the next morning too!
Place Two Cold Cucumber Slices Over Your Eyes
Cucumbers aren’t just for spa treatments! Similar to coconut oil, the anti-inflammatory ingredients in cucumbers help reduce redness and irritation, while the cold temperature reduces puffiness.
Use A Revitalizing Eye Cream
If you are more of a product junkie, try an eye cream specifically designed for dark circles. I love the Philosophy Uplifting Miracle Worker Eye Cream, which contains a cool-lift technology to instantly firm, revitalize and brighten your skin!
If you’re looking to be more proactive with your skin, be sure to drink lots of water before bed and try to get a full night’s rest. Also, don’t forget to moisturize and use an anti-aging eye cream before bed to say goodbye to puffy eyes!