“The bags under my eyes are Chanel…” Right… Whoever thought of that saying was way to optimistic about their puffed out eyes in the morning. Not us! By Wednesday you can already see it… the exhausted dark puff under our eyes. How and why does this happen!? We don’t want to get all “Grey’s Anatomy” but think about it this way, you have been sleeping horizontal for hours and then you stand up causing a fluctuation of blood dispersing to different parts of your body. When your blood is changing, your veins expand to hold more fluid. The skin around the eyes is 10 times thinner than the rest of your face, so it’s more prone to swelling. The discoloration comes from blood cycling through veins underneath.
Unfortunately both under and over sleeping can cause dark circles! The good news is that there are also natural ways to prevent them too . Phew! Here are a few tips to shrink those Chanel bags.
A rule of thumb is to always take off your makeup before you go to bed. Over the day, makeup begins to collect and can easily irritate the skin. Another simple trick is to change your sleeping position. By sleeping on your back, blood stays at bay rather than collecting to one eye if you sleep on your side.
When evening comes around, be careful what you eat and drink. Dinners with a lot of salt will cause your body to retain water. This can lead to bloating and unnatural flow of fluids. Alcohol acts in the same way by causing dehydration. Just like your schoolteacher once told you, “Drink lots of water!!”
Great, so those are some natural ways to make those bags into clutches. But there are products on the market that are made to end the swelling and replenish youthfulness. Insert sigh of relief. Check out these 4 eye creams that are loved by customers of all ages and shown to bring quick results.
RevitalLift Triple Power Eye Treatment
Just a dab will go a long way. The ingredients work together to fight wrinkles, replenish and resurface. It also evens out skin tone
Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream
One of Sephora’s top eye creams, Caudalie clinically proven that women who regularly used this saw noticeable decrease of puffiness and dark circles and looked more radient.
Glow by Dr. Brandt
Nominated for one of Allure’s best beauty products of 2014, Dr Brandt’s formula decreases wrinkles and restores youth while illiminates and diffuses bags around eyes. Olluminate Intense Eye Repair by Zo Skin Health
The key ingredients Zo uses are thoughtfully chosen to work together to hydrate skin and fight against future damage. It also fights dark circles, puffiness, crepiness, fine lines and wrinkles.
By: Samatha Minsk (The Dia Diaries Fashion Contributor)
Chandia Brennen is a Certified Image Consultant and CEO of ItsGood2bME Fashion Consulting and Image Management based in Los Angeles CA, Chandia has been in the Fashion industry for over four years. She has worked for dozens of publications and holds the title of Senior Fashion Editor in both LA and NY. Chandia is a fashion scout for a Design Agency in NY and Brand Ambassador for HairEverywhere Luxury.