Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Get Rid of Tired Puffy Eyes in Two Steps


You have spoken. We have listened.

The first beauty post being featured during this week's Beauty Bash Event will be all about the eyes, specifically under eye skin care.  Your eyes are one of the most important features of your face which is why it's vital to take good care of them.

Most women will probably say to themselves, "I do take care of my under eye skin - every time I moisturize. Isn't that enough?"

The answer to this questions is: NO, that will never be enough! Moisturizing the skin on your face is one thing but knowing how to take care of your eyes is another. 

The skin under and around your eyes is very delicate in comparison to the rest of your facial skin and as such, this skin needs a little more attention. Adding a few simple steps into your regular skin care routine will certainly help you maintain your under eye skin (and eyes) appearing youthful and refreshed.

1.  Only use eye creams - NOT face creams

Most facial creams have certain ingredients that can extremely harsh on under eye skin.  You want to make sure that you only apply eye cream instead. There are two (2) eye creams that have proven to be very effective in protecting this delicate skin area.

Get Defensive SPF 15 Eye Cream

What it is: This eye cream provides SPF protection as it hydrates, soften lines around the eyes and reduces puffiness. The cream is light-weight which allows the skin to quickly absorb all of its properties.

Main Ingredients: maqui berry + licorice root

SPF provides both UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection.
Cream increases under eye skin moisture.
Instantly makes the eye area look brighter
Reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness

Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum

What it is: A fragrance-free eye serum formulated to smooth fine lines around the eyes, hydrate under eye skin while providing lift to the skin.

Main Ingredients: concentrated amino-peptide + B3 complex

Serum brightens under eye skin
Smooths fine lines
Hydrates to help firm and lift skin appearance around the eyes

2. Application

Using these eye creams is a great start to improving your under eye skin care, however knowing how and where to apply the creams is even more important.

Applying the creams about 1/2 inch above upper and lower lash line is more effective than applying cream directly onto the eyelid and under eye areas. Eye creams tend to "travel" throughout the skin so applying it above/under the eye will ensure that the creams are absorbed by the areas you are targeting (ie. puffiness, crows-feet, fine lines under lash lines).

Using the ring finger, apply the cream by making small dots along the areas above eye. Gently pat the cream into skin.

Applying eye cream should be done at least twice a day - morning and night. A suggestion for those who experience tired puffy eyes, before beginning your skin routine place eye cream in fridge for a few minutes. Applying "cold" eye cream will refresh under eye skin and reduce puffiness almost immediately...plus it feels so good!

Feeling good and rejuvenated is "a great thing". Taking just two steps in the right direction can make all the difference. Remember: Your eyes are the windows of your soul.... so why not make sure these windows stay youthful and refreshed?

Now it's Your turn: Do you have any special "tips" on under eye skin care that you like to add?

top photo credit:  Source: 24.media.tumblr.com via Elle on Pinterest    


  1. I never know where I am supposed to put eye cream I only put it under my eyes. I will start putting it under my brows now. Thanks for posting this great information.

  2. I only put it under my eyes because my eyes get puffy on top if I put it there.

  3. Nice review and great technique tips

  4. I know I need to do a daily face care routine, but I get into it for a few weeks and then get lazy. Reading your article is getting my mind going again...better a few weeks here and there than never right? Oh and I'm very happy to see that you used a MARK product!

  5. I love the oil of olay stuff! Works great especially when I wake up super early for work.

  6. I love Oil of Olay products but I havent tried this one yet. I will have to check it out. Thanks

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