Us career girls have very busy schedules. Our working day starts early in the morning, and can end pretty late at night. And then there’s partying. A girl deserves a fun night out after a hard day’s work! But there’s a price to pay for it. Puffy eye bags. They make us look older and tired all the time. How do you get rid of them? Here are five ways to instantly remove eye bags.
Tea bags & cucumber slices
These are the oldest tricks in the book, the secrets our grandmothers passed onto us. They worked then, and still do now. So take some tea bags, or slice up some cucumbers, and while sitting up, apply them under and around your eyes for a few minutes. They’ll soon reduce the swelling.
Another DIY trick is to use cool compresses. Grab a clean washcloth, and wet it with cool water. Then, always sitting up, apply it around the eye area using mild pressure. Wait a few minutes before removing it. And voilà. No more eye bags!
Get a massage
Sometimes, puffiness is the result of lymph build-up. What’s that? Lymph is a fluid that picks up bacteria and other unwanted substances in our bodies and gets rid of them. But sometimes, its flow gets stuck, causing a build-up. The good news is this is very easy to fix. To get the circulation going again, just gently massage your favourite eye lotion around the eye area, like Clinique All About Eyes starting from the corner of your eyes and moving inwards. Quick and easy!
Caffeine can help too
Did you know that caffeine can help tighten skin? This helps reduce puffiness and even helps with drainage. But don’t apply your grounded coffee around your eye! Instead, look for skin care products with caffeine, such as Olay Pro-X Restorative Eye Cream. It’s both effective and affordable!
When all else fails, try Neotensil
Neotensil is an innovative new product by Living Proof. It uses a mix of polydimethylsiloxane polymers (silicones) that when activated with a particular emulsion, cross-link to form a flexible film. This film then begins to shrink and tighten, reducing eye puffiness. The only side effect? A week’s supply will set you back $500! Use it only as a last resort!
Do you suffer from puffy eyes? How do you deal with them?
By Giorgia Guazzarotti
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