I’ve recently put a greater focus on under eye glow. Between lack of sleep, not drinking enough water throughout my day and constantly scratching my eyes because of allergies, my eye baggage has gotten darker and definitely bigger. I’ve tried so many different products and I haven’t found one to make a noticeable improvement. I’ve realized through this process, that it’s not just about the products but more so the routine and working from the inside out to have an under eye glow.
We all want to see instant results and get that beauty glow, I get it, but we can be working on covering up our insecurities while also working on our daily routine to help improve it over time. In the meantime, I make sure to touch up right underneath my eyes with a few simple products before even leaving the house while also focusing on my day to day to see results overtime.
Where do dark circles and bags come from? Dark circles and bags are a result of several things. As you age, the tissue and muscle surrounding your eyes weaken. Your skin begins to sag and the space underneath your eyes gathers fluid. It can also be genetic. My dad growing up always had really dark and large bags so I always knew it would ultimately translate to me and my siblings. Congestion from my allergies have also played a pretty large role in my bags. I suffer from severe allergies. There are days in certain months where I can’t walk out of the house without experiencing severe reactions. It has gotten worse as I’ve gotten older and ever since I moved to TX. As a result, I’m constantly scratching my eyes which I’m sure doesn’t help. I can also attest to the lack of sleep and hydration. We all know how important sleep is to our overall health and drinking plenty of water can help with so many things. Being a mom of two and not being able to shut my brain off some nights, have resulted for very tired days.
I mentioned earlier I’m working from the inside out while also working on instant change. I want to break it down between the two and share more about the daily routine for long term improvement but also mention what you can do today to cover up the dark circles and bags.
We all know plenty of water and sleep are important for so many things. Everyday I make sure to drink a good amount of water. I’m not anywhere near what the daily recommendation is but I encourage myself to drink about 5-6 cups a day which is about 3 bottles of water. There are also supplements you can take to help retain water to stay hydrated, like collagen for example.
Did you know the body’s ability to produce collagen reduces significantly with age and it is a key factor for plump and elastic skin? A good collagen supplement will not only boost your skin’s ability to retain hydration overall, but can also help your under eye look thicker and more even in tone.
Then there’s sleep. We all know on average, we should get approximately 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. We also know the less you’re able to sleep, the more it can contribute to your under eye bags. To help prevent bags and dark circles, you should also sleep on your back and prop your head up to help eliminate the fluid accumulating under your eye.
These are all the things you can work on as part of your daily routine to help improve your under eye bags and dark circles over time. In the meantime, here are 5 products I use twice a day to help cover both the under eye bags and the dark circles.
1. LumiSpa Eye Attachment – Used twice a day, the LumiSpa eye attachment exfoliates delicate skin around your eyes. Used together, Accent & IdealEyes cream reduce the appearance of dark circles, under eye bags and puffiness while firming the skin and visibly lifting your upper eyelids.
2. Tru Face Line Corrector – helps soften the appearance of moderate to deep lines around your mouth, eyes, and forehead. This targeted approach helps diminish the most aggressive signs of aging while still being gentle and safe for all skin types.
3. Tula Cooling Eye Balm – This is the first product I use in my daily routine. The cooling balm provides a glow while hydrating and cooling it also helps reduce the look of fine lines & wrinkles around the eyes.
4. Charlotte Tilberry – I use this magic eraser/color corrector to help brighten the dark circle and even out my skin tone.
5. Nuskin Bright Eyes – I use this everyday to brighten underneath my eyes. It has a peach tone to it so I use the bright eyes cream when I’m not wearing any makeup just to cover up the dark circles or before I put on my makeup. It’s very lightweight, creamy eye cream. The formula also works to smooth away the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye.
It does take a few tries to find a routine and the right products that work for you. In the long run, for me, it’s really about what is saving me time and am I going to feel better about it a year from now. It all takes time but consistency is key to achieve an under eye glow with a consistent routine. Adjust when needed whether that’s life or products but overall stay consistent and you’ll notice a change.
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