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Under Eye Puffiness: Brighten Your Eyes in 5 Easy Steps

under eye puffinessLack of sleep combined with a hectic work or event schedule can easily exhaust your eyes, making them look tired and puffy.

The following tips can be used as a quick rescue guide to reduce under eye puffiness and brighten your eyes in 5 easy steps:

Step 1: De-puff your eyes with teabags, cold spoons or a cucumber

If you wake up with tired and puffy eyes, the first quick fix is to use a tea bag, a cold spoon or cucumber slices.

A tea bag is a handy and simple remedy used to eliminate under eye puffiness. You can use either green tea or black tea. Both have strong antioxidant powers and caffeine. Herbal tea can also be considered as an alternative but it is not as effective as green or black tea. You can simply wet two tea bags with hot water, allow them to cool down and gently place them over each eye. Leave them on for about 15 minutes and the under eye puffiness will be reduced significantly.

If you have a cucumber in your fridge, slice it up and lay a thin slice over each of your eyes. Cucumber is extremely effective in soothing your eyes and in removing under eye puffiness. Cucumber is also high in water content, which can help hydrate and brighten up your eyes.

If you can’t find a tea bag or cucumber, your home collection of spoons can come to the rescue. Simply chill your spoons in the refrigerator and place them over your eyes. This also works if you have irritated or itchy eyes due to allergies. Cold spoons help to reduce swelling and irritation. They can also soothe redness and bring a refreshing sensation to your tired eyes.

Step 2: Apply your favorite eye serum/eye cream

After trying these easy home remedies listed above, the next step is to apply your favorite eye serum/cream.

When it comes to your eye creams, it is important to know that you have the right products in hand. If you are not sure if you are using the right treatment for your eyes, you should pay attention to the ingredients used in your product. Retinol, caffeine, vitamin C and calendula are common ingredients in most eye treatment products. Retinol maintains the elasticity of the skin around the eyes, while caffeine helps to reduce the appearance of under eye puffiness and bags under your eyes. Vitamin C plays a huge role in collagen production and calendula is well known to reduce under eye puffiness and fluid retention under your eyes.

It is recommended that you do not apply your eye cream too close to your eyelids. Don’t apply too much! You should put a pea-sized dab on your finger and apply it on your brow bone and half an inch below your eyes.  You can gently massage the product around the eyes but make sure not to stretch the skin around your eyes. You should also wait a minute for your eye cream/serum to absorb completely before applying concealer and eye makeup to avoid smudging.

Step 3: Apply concealer

Before applying your concealer, you need to make sure that you have the right shade. How do you know you have the right shade? Your concealer should always be a shade lighter than your foundation. Sometimes, people make the mistake of buying a concealer that is the same shade or darker than their foundation, which can make dark circles more visible.

  • Apply concealer to four sections of your eyes: the inner corner, the middle section of your eyelid, below your brows and below your eyes
  • Blend it in

Using the right color of concealer can help hide under eye puffiness and dark circles around your eyes. While concealing the area below your eyes, make sure you draw a triangle with the base below your eyes instead of just a line like most of us do. This will help highlight the area below your eyes, cover those dark circles as well as bring out your cheekbones and enhance your complexion.

Step 4: Applying eye primer

Another trick to brighten your eyes is to use an eye primer. Eye primer makes sure your makeup stays clean and your eye shadow or eyeliner also lasts longer throughout the day. Smudging eye shadow and eyeliner can make your eyes look exhausted and less attractive.

  • Apply eye primer on top of your eyelids and blend it well with your finger
  • Apply eye shadow in cool, nude tones such as baby blue, vanilla, light beige after the eye primer
  • After you have applied eye shadows, you can apply black eyeliner on the top lid and you can rim the inner waterline with white eyeliner by pulling down your lower lid and tracing the area just inside the lashes. This will help create an illusion of bigger and brighter eyes.

You will notice that with the primer, your eye shadows will be more noticeable and will be less likely to run off or settle after a long day.

Step 5: Take good care of your lashes

Full, long lashes do a wonderful job of giving more depth to your eyes and making your eyes look bigger and brighter. Although everyone’s lashes are different, there are a few things you can do to make your lashes look longer and fuller such as:

  • Apply dark waterproof eyeliner close to your lash line to create an illusion that your lashes are thicker
  • Extend the line of eyeliner at the outer corners of your eyes to make your lashes look longer
  • Use eyelash curlers if you have straight and short lashes to add more curves and volume to the lashes
  • Apply your favorite mascara to help improve the length and volume of  your lashes

Besides these suggestions, you can also consider lash growth serums, which can be used every day to make your natural lashes longer and fuller. When your natural lashes are enhanced and grown, you can actually skip quite a few of the products suggested above and still feel fabulous and confident when leaving your house.

Infinite Lash natural lash growth serum is a safe and effective way to achieve thicker and longer lashes. The product contains natural botanicals, proteins, vitamins, and minerals that revive each lash making them supple and bendable. One important feature of Infinite Lash is its completely free of harsh ingredients that can cause side effects. It includes ingredients like myristoyl pentapeptide-17 & 16, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed wheat protein, licorice roots extract, white tea extract, eyebright extract, rose water, vitamin C & E, allantoin, panthenol. Infinite Lash’s growth serum strengthens your lashes, supports the lashes in becoming more flexible and conditions your lashes so they grow healthier and appear fuller and shinier.

Having sparkling bright eyes will not only enhance your inner charm but also give you a more energetic look, making you feel confident and ready to tackle a new day. These 5 steps will help you achieve the results you want with the products and ingredients that you already have. Now, it is your turn to feel fabulous, think positively and let your beautiful eyes reflect your awesome personality.

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