Sometimes it feels as though I am fighting a losing battle against puffy eyes. I’m always, always tired! I could blame it on my day job, my blog, or my social life, but the real issue at hand is that I stay up far too late reading + playing on the Interwebs. And occasionally too much wine // fun with girlfriends. But anyway… puffy eyes. Yikes. There are a few things that work…
The first is a tried and true classic. I keep a few chilled soup spoons in my fridge and place the back on my closed eyes for a few minutes. Puffiness goes down immediately. (Cucumber slices + chamomile tea bags also work… but I like spoons the best.)
The second is Yon-ka’s eye cream. So… the smell of this one is super, super minty — I initially thought it would irritate my sensitive eyes, but it did not. It cools and instantly depuffs, and the mintiness fades away fast.
I also love this magical little rollerball from L’Occitane. For bonus points, store it in the fridge. Eyes immediately look more awake.
I also love to add a bit of Benefit Fake-Up once the depuffing has occurred, and no one can tell how little sleep I’ve had. I love that this one is rich + creamy and does not crease! It’s the best undereye concealer I’ve tried to date.
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Thanks for the tips! I’m constantly tired too, also from staying up way too late. I need to either try these suggestions or get my butt in bed earlier. Possibly both 🙂
I have found allergies play a big role in my undereye circles. Now, when I wake up in the morning I pop an Alavert and let it kick in for about 30 minutes before doing my makeup. I have found it makes a big difference. Not sure if allergies are your issue as well, but it may be worth a shot!
When I was in grad school, there were too many late nights my first semester. After that, I made it a rule to be in bed by a certain time. So I forced myself to get work done early during the week and as much as I could over the weekend. I refuse to not get enough sleep, because it makes my day miserable. Why be like that? Then nothing is enjoyable.
I usually get puffy eyes from allergic reactions. Mine are sensitive. I’ve never tried the cold spoon method. I will have to try that next time. I use an Aveno cream that really helps.
Hi! I have this problem all the time!! I’m always, always tired. right now I cant wait to get in my care, take my eyeglasses off and just drive. My eyes… hurt.
I’m going to try the l’ occitane one. Thank you!
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Hi Grace! First off I want to say that I love your blog and your style. I also have a random question though. A few months back you featured an all natural deoderant balm/cream from Etsy in, I believe, one of your weekend reading posts. I have been trying to go natural in the deoderant department and it’s tough to find a good one, so I thought for sure I saved a link to the deoderant you mentioned. Now that it’s time to get a new deoderant, I can’t find it anywhere and I’ve tried searching old posts. Please help! Thank you and I hope you had a wonderful vacation! 🙂
Hi Julie! It’s Soapwalla!! You can get it on Soapwalla.com. It is my faaaavorite… the only one I’ve tried that works! Hope that helps 🙂
Awesome! Thanks so much!
LOVE this post. I’m also a puffy sufferer, thanks for the tips! <3
Some great tips and products to try. I haven’t tried the chilled spoon trick yet but I’ve heard about it forever. I too suffer from puffy eyes and under eye circles. I think mine are due to first – lack of sleep (I’m waaay to much of a night owl) and allergies. Maybe some of these tips will help me. 🙂
I should be in bed right now myself but just had to share that I am also battling puffy eyes/dark circles. But this is the only time I get ALL TO MYSELF to play on the internet. =) Love fakeup too…just wish it had a little more coverage. Going to have to give that rollerball a try!
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I’m a huge fan of L’Occitane’s products so I’ll definitely have to give the roll-on gel a try! And I’ve been eyeing the Benefit concealer too — totally feel you on the always looking tired thing, guess it’s the curse of the blogger with a day job!
if you are constantly tired, maybe you should try and wake up in between REM phases. I’ve been struggling with autumn/spring sleepiness and the sleepyti.me website (whoever created it: thank you!) helped me a lot. It calculates when to wake up or when to go to bed in order to not wake up in the middle of a phase. I have an app for this now which connects to my alarm and I am super happy with it. I actually notice it when I don’t use it (because I’ve been going to bed too late or needed to wake up at a very specific time). If this helps with puffy eyes, I am not sure 😉
Oh, the puffy eye problem. I feel your pain. The thing that helps me more than almost anything else is to drink a cup of Yogi’s Detox tea (I like the peach flavor better than the berry, have never tried the plain) before bed, preferably, or, if I forget, as soon as I wake up in the morning. It’s decaf and herbal, and makes my undereye area so much less puffy! I’ve noticed it works especially well with wine-related puffiness, too!