Must-Have Tools, Treatments, and Tips for Combating Puffy Eyes
If “Did you not sleep well last night?” is a disheartening question you hear on the regular—even after you’ve had a great night’s rest—we have the solutions for you. Puffiness around the eyes is something we all have to contend with from time to time, but it’s a lot easier to treat than you’d think.
Retinol is proven to be one of the most, if not the most, effective ingredients we have in skincare. It also is the most researched ingredient scientifically. However, if you’ve researched retinol, you know that it’s also one of the most intimidating ingredients to incorporate into your skincare routine. Luckily, this product is formulated with Encapsulated Retinol, which allows the product to release its active ingredient in smaller amounts over a longer period of time, resulting in a gentler experience.
You might not feel human until you get your daily dose of caffeine to perk you for the day. Your eyes are no different. If your eyes tend to take that extra hour or two in the morning to depuff, this product is for you. Think of this serum as the espresso your eyes have been yearning for. The lightweight serum helps to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles in the eye contour. Apply both morning and night for best results.
We know water retention and lymph are the main culprits for puffy eyes. Eye creams, serums, and other products are an amazing way to help aid this concern—treating the issue on the outside—but sometimes a physical massage is the best way to kickstart your ritual. Using a refrigerated facial roller—thank me later—is the fastest way to contour and sculpt away all that excess puffiness. The roller helps massage the areas, causing the body to naturally drain the unwanted fluid. (Always apply product first to ensure no pulling of the skin.)
If you’re a lover of sheet masks, you’ll adore this one. Pixi’s antioxidant eye masks instantly reduce puffiness and plump your under-eye area, giving you a fresh-faced glow. The little sheets are enriched with hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts to hydrate and refresh the skin around your eyes. They’re designed to nourish, strengthen, and smooth the skin.
Words by Luke Nolan
Graphics by Frances Scott