One thing a tired person never wants to hear from their colleagues: 'you look tired, hun'.
Sadly, there are several factors that contribute to under-eye darkness – it's not just about lack of sleep. Aging can cause volume depletion under the eyes, as your skin loses fat and collagen it can make the skin under the eyes thinner, causing blood vessels to become noticeable and dark circles to appear. You could be prone to hyper pigmentation, which is thanks to your parents, as genetics can play a role here. Finally, unbeknown to most, allergies can be a culprit, as the under-eye blood vessels can become inflamed and when coupled with a blocked nasal passage, can result in dark circles - or even a reddish-purple hue.
So, if your eye bags are giving people the wrong impression, then we have six of the best eye cream fixes to help you say 'goodbye' to those tired peepers and work out how to get rid of under eye bags and puffy eyes for good. Phew!More
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energising Eye Pads, £40.00, Time To Spa.
An early morning pick-me-up for the eyes is sometimes what's needed. These eye mask pads will take you from 'tired-looking' to 'wide-awake' in just 15-minutes, as they release glow-inducing oxygen to brighten, de-puff and hydrate. They're infused with vitamins, minerals and collagen so it's no wonder that 70% of users also saw a reduction in fine lines - double-winner.
Estee Lauder, Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum: Synchronized Complex II, £40.00, Boots.
Eye ageing can result in dark circles, puffiness and uneven skin tone, sadly. Luckily, this product fights back against the elements as it's proven to deliver significant clinical improvement to reignite the skin. We laugh in the face of fatigue, pollution and age with this one - all through through the night, so it will leave your eyes looking soothed and refreshed ready for the day.