Published: June 7, 2022
Puffy eyes lined with dark circles make you look tired—but some people suffer from them even when they’ve had a good night of sleep! You may be more prone to exhibiting tired eyes if you:
You can try and cover them up with makeup, but preventing them altogether will help you look more refreshed and energized all day long. What causes tired eyes, and how do you get rid of them when they occur?
"Eye creams containing ingredients that boost microcirculation, such as caffeine to reduce puffiness, as well as ingredients that help to strengthen the structure of the skin, are powerful allies to improving tired eyes. St. Paul's Wort and Achillea Millefolium are two such ingredients that support the skin structure by activating the production of collagen and elastin, which helps keep skin smooth and firm."
Elisabeth Nehme, [ comfort zone ] Skin Science and Technologies Manager
If you struggle with chronically tired eyes, there are a few simple things you can do to help minimize their appearance. Skincare products can help prevent tired eyes over time, while quick DIY fixes are a good option if you only struggle with dark, puffy eyes from time to time.
Skincare products containing retinol are typically used for their anti-aging effect, since they stimulate collagen production. This makes them a great option for preventing dark circles as well, since collagen keeps your skin plump and firm.
For a gentle formula suitable for everyday use on your face and around your eyes, try applying a natural retinol serum every evening.
Hydroquinone is a common ingredient in skincare products used for hyperpigmentation, since it helps even skin tone and lighten skin. If you’re experiencing dark circles due to sun exposure, hydroquinone eye creams can help make this skin lighter.
Cold air naturally causes your blood vessels to constrict, so it makes sense that applying a cold compress to your eyes can shrink the blood vessels around your eyes and make them less visible.
Skincare products with metal applicators, like [comfort zone’s] eye gel for dark circles, provide a similar effect to applying a cold compress. Blood vessels shrink from the cool metal application, while the gel rich in polyphenols reduces puffiness and hydrates fatigued eyes.
No, not that kind of eye patch. [comfort zone’s] anti-aging Eye Patch is formulated with hydrogel to reduce puffiness and moisturize tired, dry eyes.
For an added boost, use chilled tea bags for your cold compress. The cold sensation will shrink your blood vessels, and the caffeine and antioxidants from the tea will stimulate blood flow to help reduce undereye circles fast.
If applying tea bags to your eyes each day is too much effort, simply use a caffeinated eye cream to get a similar effect. Try [comfort zone’s] caffeine eye cream to decrease dark circles while nourishing and hydrating the sensitive skin around your eyes. Not only will your eyes look less tired, you’ll prevent dry eye skin, wrinkles, and eyelid sagging.
Another caffeinated option is [comfort zone’s] peptide eye cream, designed for mature skin. It reduces puffiness while providing a natural filler effect, reducing the appearance of under eye bags and wrinkles while brightening the eye contour.
Cucumbers contain essential nutrients like vitamin C and folic acid which support cell growth and antioxidant production. Keep a few slices of cold cucumber in your fridge to apply each morning for a quick undereye treatment that will shrink blood vessels and reduce puffiness.
In a pinch, you can always use concealer to hide dark circles.
Unless you’re genetically predisposed to dark circles and tired eyes, a few simple lifestyle changes can help prevent them from occurring.
Keeping your skin healthy and nourished is important, even if it doesn’t dispel dark circles. Unfortunately, some people are going to have tired-looking eyes, no matter what they do. If you’re having trouble dealing with tired eyes, remember that nobody notices them like you do!
Implementing an anti-aging skincare routine will prevent wrinkles and sagging skin, even if it doesn’t completely eradicate tired eyes. [comfort zone’s] skincare products are fragrance-free and thoughtfully produced, so you can rest assured you’re protecting your skin while protecting the planet.