Post # 1
Hello bees! Lately I’ve noticed that I have bags all the time. I don’t recall having them before. The wedding is behind me and while I have some stress in my life I am sleeping well.
Any of you have any remedies you can recommend for me?
Post # 3
I believe it’s mostly due to genetics, but there are a few quick fixes you can try 🙂 First, get some hemorrhoid cream. CREAM- not ointment! Just a few little dots right along the crease will do, dab it into your skin & let it dry a little bit.
Then follow with your typical undereye concealer/foundation, powder.
ETA-Woops, forgot to finish writing! Haha, anyway, I sometimes use a cool compress (especially after a late night) to get some of the inflammation down.
You can also try an undereye cream with caffeine in it, but I can’t think of any specific brands off the top of my head.
Post # 4
I used Clinique’s All About Eyes eye cream. It’s marvelous.
Post # 5
Buy one of those eye treatments with the metal ball that you roll onto the puffy areas. It works really well for me. Garnier and Oil of Olay are two drugstore brands but if you have the cheese, go for La Mer Eye Concentrate. It’s far superior and you might find it worth the price.
The cheapest thing though is to keep two spoons in the freezer. Take them out and apply:)
Post # 6
@GreenEyedMoon and @PutABirdOnIt product suggestions didn’t work for me. I tried Clinique and it did nothing. I’ve tried so many eye creams, and the only thing that worked for puffiness was Organix Coconut Milk/Cucumber anti-puff eye cream. I stopped using it because I have sensitive skin and it did sting a little (not too badly!), though one of my BMs used it and said it stung a but on her, too.
Post # 7
I have never tried to “cure it”, but I use a very light concealer under my eyes, and my face looks so much brighter and the bags are gone! Meanwhile, I have a friend that swears by Mary Kay facial products… but I have never tried it.
Post # 8
petroleum jelly(Vaseline) a little bit every other night is very goodfor puffyness and dark circles.
Cucumber slices work very well too. I use both, because I have a sleep disorder and need all the help I can get!
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
For a short term fix use eye cream or hemorrhoid cream and make sure to get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water. Long term will require surgery.
Post # 10
I use Bobby Brown’s eye corrector, it cover the dark circles and overtime they get much less noticable, even without makep.
Post # 11
I use Hard Candy’s treatment on really bad days (you can buy it at Walmart for around $5). It does seem to help with puffiness, though sometimes my concealer cakes over it if I don’t wait long enough for it to dry, so I only apply it first thing in the morning, sometimes even before my shower.
I also find that drinking lots of water & moisturizing my undereyes well helps. I like Clinique’s dramatically different moisturizer under my eyes before I go to bed.
For concealer, I use Maybelline’s age rewind. It seems to work really well. I use a slightly lighter shade than the rest of my face, and focus on the “crease” of the bag. It gives the illusion of less depth there, and therefore the bag looks less “puffy”. I dust Wet’n’Wild’s eyeshadow in creme brulee over my undereye area to set. Sounds strange, but it works just as well as a transluscent powder, but also gives additional coverage. This would only work for someone with light-medium skin, though.
Finally, I use Hard Candy’s glamoflague concealer pencil (comes with the tube of concealer) on my bottom waterline. It stays really well, and it gives me the illusion of being more rested, without the starkness of white eyeliner (though I do use white eyeliner, occasionally). I think Revlon also makes a cream colored pencil & many high end brands make skin colored pencils. Anything like that would work.
Hope This Helps.