For some, it’s genetic. For others, it’s just life. Under eye darkness may be the trending look for the youngins this days (it’s true!), but it’s not for everyone. The skin under your eyes is delicate and needs extra TLC. So pack up your bags and say “au revoir” because here are 5 easy ways to reduce under eye puffiness and dark circles. Let’s go!
1 - Green Tea
No, not in your teacup, honey! On your peepers! Any form of caffeinated tea, but green tea especially is an affordable home remedy. The caffeine and anti-oxidants in green tea constrict blood vessels, tighten skin and act as an anti-inflammatory.
Cooler is better. Steep your tea bags for 3-5 minutes, then chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Squeeze out excess liquid and place over your eyes anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Listen to a podcast, call a friend or do absolutely nothing at all.
2 - Drink More Water and Less Wine
I know, I hate this one too. There’s nothing more obnoxious than being told to hydrate but it’s true. Dehydration is a huge cause for under eye circles. Up your water intake to 12 cups a day. That’s about 6 pint glasses for you beer drinkers. Speaking of alcohol, cutting back on alcoholic drinks especially the salty ones will help with puffiness and circles too.
3 - Eat more Vitamin C
Vitamin C and amino acids produce collagen by boosting your levels of hyaluronic acid. Guess what else hyaluronic acid does? It retains water *DING DING DING.* To summarize: eat these foods and drink water, make collagen and retain said water, have healthier skin!
4 - Sleep Sleep Sleep
Easier said than done but worth every second. If you have trouble sleeping, explore changing up your nighttime routine by experimenting with melatonin, cannabis gummies, lavender essential oil, screen time limiting and meditation.
5 - Use an Eye Serum
Try a serum crafted with your under eyes in mind. Our Sundown Serum is formulated to battle fine lines and reduce puffiness with Argan Oil, Jojoba and Rosehip Seed Oil. Leave it by your bedside table, swipe it on and get some dang rest!