Not getting a full eight hours or just super-stressed? Dark under-eye circles can happen for a number of reasons (none of them good). The great news is, technology has moved past the old cucumber or teabag home remedies. Here are four ways to get rid of dark circles for good.
Voted Best Eye Depuffer in our Beauty At Its Best Awards 2009, Cucumbers’ Eye Love Cucumbers Eye Gel ($15), is a great addition to your a.m. beauty routine. Dead Sea Minerals, Green Tea and Chammomile soothe, tighten and reduce puffiness. Consider it a revamped the cucumber remedy.
From the geniuses at First Aid Beauty comes the Detox Eye Roller ($24). This potent mix of caffiene, vasoconstrictors, witch hazel and anti-oxidant boosters will revitalize, protect and soothe the sensitive under-eye area. The rollerball applicator gently redistributes the lyphmatic build-up that causes the dark circles.
Double Feature ($24) from Lorac gives dark circles the one, two punch. For those on the go, this two-ways wand wields a concealer to hide circles and blemishes, as well as a highlighter to recreate a well-rested glow.
Got 15 minutes? Try the Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask ($54) from Bliss.Oxygenating ingredients, such as vitamin C, beech root and cucumber extracts promote elasticity, all while rehydrating and diminishing pesky circles. Perfect for travel, this at-home (or at-hotel) eye treatment comes in four fresh-sealed packets.
Want More Shecky’s? Pair your new eye regimen with our guide to the perfect Morning After Look and Bad Girl Beauty.