Stress, lack of sleep, consuming too much salty food and staring too long at a computer screen — all of these modern maladies can show up on your eyes!
While you won't be able to "cure" dark and puffy eyes for good, there are a few tricks you can learn to visibly de-puff and firm the eye area. Our favourite is definitely a soothing lymphatic massage to drain excess fluid, release tension around the eyes, and make you look more awake and refreshed overall!
Step 1: Prepare an eye cream & eye massage tool
Before you start, it's important to minimise friction or any pulling/ tugging when you massage, as the skin around your eyes is very delicate. We recommend applying more eye cream than usual to help the tool glide seamlessly around the eyes.
Make sure that you’re also using the right beauty tools. Our new De-Puffing Eye Massage Tool features soft, rounded edges that are made specifically to massage the fragile eye areas.
Step 2: Under-eye to temple
After applying your favourite eye cream or serum, gently glide the tool along the under-eye area, starting from the inner corner of the eye, all the way to the temple. Do this on both eyes and repeat a few times.
Step 3: Eyelid to temple
Next, gently glide the tool from the inner corner of your eyelid up along your brown bone, and out to the temple. Do this on both eyes and repeat a few times.
Step 4: Eyes to neck
To help with lymphatic drainage, repeat both step 1 or step 2 (starting from either the inner corner of your under-eye or eyelid), but this time glide the tool down the side of your face and down your neck. Repeat this motion a few times on each side of your face.
Step 5: Browbone
To help release tension around your eyes, use the edge of the tool to gently roll across the brow bone. Do this for 15-20 seconds on each side of your face.
Have you tried a lymphatic massage before? Give this method a try and let us know in the comments below!