How to Beat Pandemic Eyes 👀
Sep. 13, 2020
If you’re like me, your schedule has been thrown into disarray with the pandemic. Between the change in sleep schedules, staying up too late on our phones endlessly scrolling trying to connect with the outside world, and not knowing from day to day when (and if) things will go back to normal, it’s no wonder that we’re experiencing more stress than ever. The worst part? It’s showing in our eyes!
When you’ve got a face mask on, you can’t help but be drawn to the eyes when you look in the mirror. Unfortunately, one of the first things you’re going to notice is the under-eye circles.
Some of us are going to suffer from under-eye circles regardless due to genetics, while others may only notice them every now and then depending on outside factors. Whatever the reason may be, there are things we can do to help reduce the severity.
The main thing is staying on top of our stress levels. This may seem like a tall order, but with a few adjustments to your day you can get ahead of your under-eye woes before they get out of hand.
Make sure to hydrate. Drinking water helps both the body and mind for so many reasons, one of which is keeping the skin hydrated and plump, reducing under-eye circles.
Get enough sleep. When we don’t sleep enough it shows. Have you ever noticed the difference in your face in the morning after sleeping 6-8 hours versus less than six?
What products should you try?
Use a product with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural humectant that retains moisture which plumps the skin. It’s one of my favorite skincare ingredients as it’s safe for sensitive skin and won’t cause any irritation around the eye area.
If you haven't tried one already, a hyaluronic acid serum is a great choice to add to your skincare regimen! Apply the serum all over making sure to dot some around your eyes before your moisturizer. You can do this morning and night.
TRADER JOE'SNourish Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum
You can also try a hyaluronic acid moisturizer or eye cream to dot around the eye area as well. My favorite is Clinique’s Moisture Surge.
Use a concealer. You can use any concealer by dotting it under your eyes. Start off small, as too much will cake and while it may cover the dark circles, your skin will end up looking dry and wrinkly. I always like to dust some translucent powder over the concealer to keep it from creasing.
If you’re going for full makeup coverage you can also try a color-correcting concealer in green before applying your foundation to your skin. Green will cancel out the purple tones of under-eye bags. Be careful not to use too much!
Do you have any other tips or ingredients to reccomend for under-eye concerns? Share them in the comments!
We’ll Miss You!
To our cherie fam who has inspired us deeply over the last year and a half: thank you. We are so grateful to have been a part of your beauty journeys and the community you created with us was nothing short of amazing. It's with sadness that we announce that cherie will be closing our doors on April 8, 2021, and your posts will no longer be available. While our platform will no longer be available, we encourage our community members to continue finding ways to create and allow their authentic voices to be heard.
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