Spending long hours looking at the computer screen, catching up on all those Instagram posts, or getting less than eight hours of sleep a night can tire out eyes. Which is why many women are always on the lookout for that elusive eye cream that does it all. Look out for those that contain vitamins C and E and hyaluronic acid as they improve circulation, plump up the skin and increase skin elasticity so dark circles are less visible. When the skin around the eye area is thicker and not as fragile, that serves as a good base for concealers—which are a staple in every woman’s kit because they erase evidence of fatigue in one sweep.
To energise eyes, here are some quick do-it-yourself tips you can do at the office or in the comfort of your home. To reduce puffiness, leave a teaspoon (or two) in the fridge for an hour, then place the rounded portion on the eyes for 30 to 40 seconds. The cold sensation also helps to constrict the blood vessels to boost blood circulation and refresh the eye contours. For a fuss-free solution to relieve eye fatigue, press your fingers along three pressure points: near the bridge of the nose under the eyebrow, the highest point of your eyebrow and outer side of the eye socket, for 5 to 10 seconds each.
If you’ve got a big meeting or important date, here are the must-try concealers that will brighten eyes without sinking into fine lines and wrinkles: