Kristin's Beauty Tips: Six Tricks To Get Rid Of Undereye Bags and Dark Circles!

Wed, January 5, 2011 3:25pm EDT by 1 Comment

Here are some tricks to stop those annoying undereye issues and some great products to cover it up!

Late nights and tons of holiday parties might have you carrying a little more baggage than you’d like right now. No, I’m not talking about the weight gain variety…I mean those unslightly little bags and dark circles under your eyes. Want those eyes to go back to normal? Read on for six easy tips!

Follow these simple tricks to get rid of your undereye issues:

1) Change your diet – Salt, alcohol and starchy complex carbohydrates are the main culprits for water retention under the eye (especially during PMS.) Lay off these issues and you should see improvement.

2) Drink more water – You might think “No more fluids!” but dehydration is a main issue for both dark circles as well as undereye bags. Flush your system out and you should see an improvement.

3) Get more sleep – This is kind of a no-brainer but rest is essential to taking care of your overall health, not just the appearance of your undereye area. If you can’t get more sleep (although you should try) improve the quality of the sleep you can get. A good eye mask, a cool room and quiet for a long way.

4) Change your pillow – Sometimes if you’re sleeping on a pillow without adequate neck support it can cause fluid to gather under your eyes. Look for a pillow that supports the way you sleep (side, back, stomach) and it might make an immediate difference.

5) Apply cooling compresses – Nothing you haven’t heard before but honestly cool chamomile tea bags work. Steep two chamomile tea bags in hot water, then place them in the fridge until they cool. Lie back with your head supported and apply the bags for 10 minutes. Repeat as necessary.

6) Check your makeup bag – You might have eye makeup that’s old and causing an infection. If your mascara smells like gasoline, throw it away and any eyeshadow that smells overly perfumed or starts to crack needs to be thrown away.

Now, if you’ve got a chronic issue and it doesn’t go away, always consult your doctor. Looking pretty is one thing but if you’ve got an allergic reaction or kidney issue (other causes of undereye fluid retention) it’s not about how you look as much as how much better you’ll FEEL if you’re healthy.

When all else fails (or even while you’re working on it) a good concealer works wonders! Try any of my favorites below!

Stay beautiful, BFFs!

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