Whether you stayed up all night working on your latest side hustle, went out with the group of friends who are always down for last call, or simply couldn’t fall asleep after scrolling through social media for hours, your eyes are showing it now. Luckily, all is not lost, because we’re sharing our favorite tips and tricks to say goodbye to dreaded dark circles and puffy under-eye area. From our favorite eye creams to the best eye hacks, all eyes are on… well, our eyes! 

Classic Beauty Hacks

First things first, the classic tricks you’ve heard do actually work: cold spoons, cucumbers, and frozen tea bags placed on your eyes can help make them look less puffy. The reason they work? Because they cool the skin and constrict blood vessels. Another take on the tea bag trick is to make some green tea, then freeze it in your ice cube tray to make green tea cubes. In the morning, wrap the tea cube in a paper towel and dab over your eye area, allowing the tea’s caffeine content to perk it up.

This might be a bit more modern than classic, but it’s crucial to eye care: if you don’t already use an eye cream, start today. Like, right now. Seriously though, moisturizing eye creams are vital to protecting the thin skin under our eyes. This delicacy doesn’t help when it comes to dark circles, because when blood builds up in those vessels, it makes dark circles that much more noticeable. Caffeinated eye creams like our Phormula 3-9 Eye Repair are a good choice if you’ve had trouble taming puffiness, while our Ocuphel Emollient Eye Cream provides super hydration. If you want brightening effects but prefer a gel-like texture, try our Antioxidant Complex For Eyes. Cooling but potent, it revitalizes the skin around your eyes with a featherweight gel-like formula that brightens, restores, and conditions. 

Use a roller! Jade rollers are all the rage for facial stimulation, but they’re just as good to specifically target your eye area. Most jade rollers have two sides: a wide one and a smaller one, so you can use the latter to zero in around your eyes.

Getting your beauty sleep is so important to eye care, but it’s not just the hours slept that count – it’s the position your body takes, too. Side and stomach sleepers, we’re sorry to be the messenger, but you’re probably accumulating fluid around the eye area, which will definitely puff out your eyes in the morning. Try to sleep on your back and see how that affects your eyes. 

If you only have ten minutes to spare, our Multi-Task Eye Serum Masks are a must. Make the most of your precious morning time by brewing coffee, getting dressed, or even wearing these as you make your daily commute to work. Our Multi-Task Eye Gel Cream, the newest addition to our eye care offerings, has a similar effect over time when added to your ritual. This all-in-one breakthrough pressed serum helps dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles with a potent combo of natural ingredients.

Last but not least, if nothing else works, color-correcting and light-diffusing concealers can be your eyes’ best friends by covering up dark circles. As they say, fake it ‘til you make it! (But seriously, get more sleep next time.) 

Whether you’re looking for an eye care hack to keep in your back pocket, an eye cream to permanently add to your ritual, or a super quick pick-me-up to make you look less tired than you feel on any given day, you know where to look – right here!