Everybody cries. Life is not all smiley faces and flowers, and sometimes you just can't deal. You start to feel your breath get short before the heat begin to rise from your chest to your forehead. Eyes moistening with every breath, a pool of salty tears begins to gather at the bottom corners of your eyes... then suddenly you can't take it any longer and the sobbing begins. A heavy load of emotions comes flowing out from your every pore, vibrating as they bounce off the walls around you.
Yes, we have all been there.
Whatever the reason for your plight, surely you not enjoy the lasting effects it has on your face the next day. I know I don't! Puffy eyes, red blotchy skin, and dark circles are only half of the visible imperfections visible on the skin after a night of sorrows.
How to deal, in detail:
- Cucumbers. The photogenic cliché of every spa that ever was, the cucumber is truly a miracle veggie. Cucumbers are known for being very hydrating both on the skin and when ingested. I recommend you give yourself 10-15 minutes chill time with some fresh slices on your eyes and popping a few more in your drink for later.
- Black Tea (or green!). If you've been up literally all night, this is the way to go. The caffeine will help constrict blood vessels to reduce swelling, plus it'll wake you up! Brew yourself a cup and set the used teabags aside to cool. Once they're cold enough, plop them on your eyes for 10-15 minutes.
- Cold wet cloth. If you don't have 10-15 minutes to lay around with vegetables on your face, you're going to have to try this trick instead. Run a face towel under cold running water and dab your face with it until you feel fresh. Don't forget to moisturize immediately after.
- Color corrector or concealer. Once you're all done getting your skin back in the game you still might find yourself struggling with dark or discolored circles around your eyes. A color corrector is used to cancel out the color of the skin and a concealer will simply cover it up.
- Need more tips? This website has some really clever remedies for puffy eyes.