When it comes to tired eyes and racoon dark circles, sleep is actually the cure but also eating healthy and not smoking! Puffy eyes and dark circles can be also inherited or caused by stress, allergies, edema or an actually eye fatigue, sinus problems and too much salt in your diet. Most of these factors can not be addressed or improved fully by topical skincare treatments, and you might have to consult a doctor.
I personally don't like to cover my under-eye area with a thick layer of concealer and I prefer to treat this skin issue, to ease the appearance of darkness around my eyes and also to keep the skin under my eyes well moisturized.
There are a lot of skincare options out there and all you have to do is to find the right ones for you. Here are some of my favorite skincare products to address tired eyes and dark circles.
1.The Ordinary Caffeine solution 5% + EGCG - a lightweight serum that can help to improve the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. 1 drop is enough for both eyes, gently masage it around the orbital bone and follow up with an eye cream if you feel like you need extra moisture. Cruelty free and vegan.
2. Yummylicious Serum is eco friendly, pure, organic, all natural and made of the finest botanical ingredients, collagen and vitamins to put life back into your skin, excellent for people with dry/sensitive skin. Works excellent for the eye area- review for this serum here. Cruelty free.
3. Clinique All About Eyes - a lightweight eye cream with a cream -gel formula that targets puffs and under eye circles and can actually hold your eye makeup in place. Ophthalmologist tested.
4.The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Eye Mask - enriched with cucumber extract and plant stem cells will instantly give your eyes a powernap, used over night as a mask will moisturize, protect and restore your skin. This product helps to depuff by cooling down your skin, signs of fatigue will be reduced and the dark circles will fade. Ophthalmologist tested. Best to used chilled.Cruelty free.
5.Pixi DetoxifEYE Hydrogel Depuffing Eye Patches, they instantly reduce under eye puffiness and dark circles while moisturizing and soothing your skin. I keep them in the fridge and use it cold. I absolutely love using these eye patches, is fun and they really work ! A box has 30 pairs of eye patches and they are drenched in hydrogel. You can keep them on your skin for about 10 minutes and you don't need to wash it off. These eye patches have a lot of amazing ingredients: caffeine, hyaluronic acid, pine extract, cucumber extract, coconut fruit extract, aloe vera , chamomile extract and even niacinamide. Compared to other eye patches these are very gentle to your skin and you can walk around while wearing them because they won't fall out. Cruelty free.
6.Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Flawless Wear Concealer -transfer resistant, medium coverage, natural finish and a lightweight cream formula. It doesn't slip, melt or slide away. Infused with minerals and emollients to condition skin and make blending easy. Lasts for about 10 hours on my skin. No need to set it with powder. Ophthalmologist tested.