How To Get Rid Of Under Eye Bags In Less Than 30 Minutes



Everybody gets dark circles. The skin under our eyes is thin, making it transparent. You can see the underlying blood vessels much more clearly, even if you’ve had enough sleep. Dermatologists know that the darkness is usually just a result of pigmentation and not an indication of anything wrong with your lifestyle.


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Hayley Goldbach, a resident physician in dermatology at UCLA told the BBC that edema can also lead to bags under your eyes that look a touch more puffy. This is usually caused by a salt-heavy meal before bed, so try to avoid that. Here are a few tips I swear by to banish mine in literally next to no time.


get-rid-eye-bags-less-30-minutesWhile you sleep: Prevent dark circles

I love wearing an eye mask while I sleep. My bedroom is far too light not to use an eye mask, but the normal masks I use make me wake up with lines on my face. Not cool. I’ve actually discovered there are smart eye masks that actually improve your skin and your eyes while you sleep. This mask covers your eyes and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles. The mask is made of 100% pure silk which helps to smooth and plump your skin with continuous effect over time. Slip For Beauty Sleep. Available here




First thing: Give your eyes a massage

Everyone knows it takes some time to apply serum and give yourself a good eye massage, in the morning we don’t have that kind of time. Clinique has invented a pretty genius eye massager with a serum that will reduce your eye bags in a matter of seconds. I now use this first thing to make me feel more awake and prepare my eyes for makeup, there is literally nothing like the cooling feeling in the morning. Clinique All About Eyes Serum. Available here



Before makeup: Use a color corrector

A quick swipe of a next level color corrector before you use your concealer will counteract any residing darkness and make you feel seriously refreshed. Urban Decay’s series of color correcting concealers are seriously popular, they have staying power but blend easily so you don’t have to worry about having peach colored under eyes all day. NAKED Skin Color Correcting Fluid. Available here


get-rid-eye-bags-less-30-minutesWhile doing makeup: Be wise with your concealer 

When it comes to concealer, you should choose something that’s light reflecting and hydrating. I think It Cosmetics has really hit the nail on the head with this concealer. You can use it all over the face but it really packs a punch under your eyes, it’s waterproof too, which is a huge selling point. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full-Coverage Concealer
Available here.

I then apply the rest of my makeup, including foundation, and blend it all out with a beauty blender, being careful to pat not tug or rub on my eye area. They’ve disappeared in under 30 minutes, which is perfect for a morning rush! What do you swear by? I’d love to know.

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Beth is the Managing Editor of CGD. She is a graduate of the Penguin Writer's Academy, has published a short story and loves to read creative writing manuals in her spare time.

  • Sigute

    I’ve always been curious with colour correctors! Love the Naked brand so will look at those!! Xx

  • Charlotte Lorentzen

    Many good tips here. I think I will definitely give the colour corrector a go. xx

    • Thanks Charlotte. Glad you liked the article :)

  • Charmaine Ng

    I’ve always wondered about eye masks. Although I’ve heard many great things about them, aren’t they a bit uncomfortable? Like, no matter how thin they are, you’ll still feel something around your eyes?
    – Charmaine

    • I love mine! Feel lost without it now it really helps me – as soon as it’s on I’m out like a light. Swear by them and the one I have is super comfortable too! It’s kind of like a night light for me now I can’t sleep without it haha x

  • Preris Life

    I have a color collector that I’ve not used yet but maybe I should start using it now!

    Great tips!

  • Natalie Harney

    That Clinique roller sounds amazing, love any kind of massage

    – Natalie

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