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Question: How can I get rid of under-eye circles?

Answer: Unlike designer purses, under-eye bags are something that most of us try to hide instead of flaunt. Many women deal with this issue on a daily basis.  Under-eye bags are caused by stress, lack of sleep, hormonal changes during your monthly cycle, or plain, old genetics. But, there are countless ways to battle eye bags and puffiness. Whether you prefer home remedies or potent products, you can eliminate those bags in no time! These easy tips will leave everyone wanting to know your beauty secret:

Tea Bags

As an avid tea-drinker, my pantry is the holy grail of teas! Teas not only detoxify the body, but they can help tackle eye bags in a pinch. How? Grab two tea bagsI prefer green tea or black due to the amount of caffeine they haveand steep them in hot water for 3 to 5 minutes. Take both bags and pop them into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or until they’re cool. Squeeze any excess liquid from the bags and carefully place them on your eyes for 15 to 30 minutes. Repeat this process at least twice a week and you’ll see a great improvement!

Brightening Correctors

If you’re not a do-it-yourself type of gal and want a more convenient approach to tackling eye bags, try a brightening corrector. L’Occitane’s Brightening Corrector is a light serum that works wonders and is a personal favorite of mine. With rich ingredients like organic Immortelle, which is a flower  known for never fading, even when picked, this moisturizer can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other flaws around the eye area. The product can serve as a morning eye cream or an overnight eye-contour mask. For the best results, use it both day and night!

Depuffing Products

As someone who balanced an internship, a job, and a full-time semester at school, I missed out on precious hours of sleep. Lack of sleep can seriously affect your skin’s appearance. Luckily, there are eye-depuffing products that can fake a full night’s rest and leave you fresh and ready to take on the day! Sephora’s Depuffing Instant Roll-On Gel is a budget-friendly alternative to L’Occitane’s moisturizer, and it can give you the same amazing results. Apply this product to your under-eye area before putting on makeup or cream.  The three-ball rolling action reduces any puffiness and minimizes the appearance of dark circles. Plus, makeup goes on smoother around the eye area when it’s layered over this depuffing gel.

Remember, it’s crucial to start caring for your under-eye area because all the effects of tugging, pulling, and applying makeup over the years can lead to pesky wrinkles and other skin troubles. Try some of these techniques for ridding under-eye bags and put your fresh face forward!