Your eye area is like your IG stories, it reveals everything going on in your life like whether you’ve been partying hard, working longer hours, or studying all night for an exam.
But regardless of why you were up really late, the goal is to look like a fresh, well-rested human when you wake up in the morning.
Here, 4 simple ways to achieve this goal.
1. Stimulate circulation with… a spoon
Placing metal spoons in the refrigerator overnight can help minimize puffiness in two ways: 1) The cold temperature helps tighten swollen skin and 2) using the rounded side to massage your eye area from inner to outer corner since fluid can pool under your eyes while you sleep.
Make sure your pillow props your head up enough that you’re not lying flat; that’s when fluid doesn’t circulate properly, leading to the gathering of under-eye bags in the first place.
2. Stay hydrated
The effects of alcohol can contribute to swelling and puffiness even under your eyes. Drinking causes your blood vessels to widen and can even result in slight leakage from said swollen vessels, hence the reddish cast to your skin and overall puffiness.
So unless you plan to walk around looking like a zombie as you recover from your hangoveer, stay hydrated.
3. Swap your cucumbers slices for potatoes slices
Potatoes are said to contain a skin-lightening enzyme that helps brighten your skin over time. To test this theory, lie back with a thin slice of potato over each eye, leaving them on for 10 minutes to allow the juice to seep into your skin. Do this twice a week to start evening out your tone.
4. If all else fails, wear sunglasses!
I mean if you’re sleep deprived and if you also woke up late, chances are you don’t have much time to try anything. Well wear sunglasses, it’s a quick option and it makes you look stylish as well!