From breakouts to puffy eyes, under-eye circles to cold sores, there are so many ways in which our skin causes us problems. While it’s nature’s way of telling us we’re not doing something we’re supposed to, it would be far more preferred if it gave us signs in less obvious ways.
However, if you’re suffering from puffy eyes or dark under-eye circles from a lack of sleep or an acne breakout from a poor diet or stress, you’ll find it’s not quite the end of the world. Makeup becomes your knight in shining armour, ready to hide those skin imperfections so that no one knows they even existed. Here’s how.
Puffy eyes mean you have excess fluid in the connective tissue around your eye. Typically, it’s caused by crying, trauma, or even a lack of sleep. While it looks like it’s there to stay, there are ways in which to give it its marching orders. Firstly, you will need to invest in a smoothing eye gel that both firms your skin and minimises swelling. It’s also helpful to purchase a highlighting pen. These are available in most makeup departments, so just ask the staff.
After storing the gel in the fridge to keep it cool, apply it to your puffy skin and let the coolness work its magic. It aims to reduce the swelling in no time. Then, using the highlighting pen, run it along underneath the hopefully now reduced puffiness around your eyes. While it’s a trick of the light, it does work by deflecting attention away from this area.