Late night binge-watching has become a favourite part of the day. After spending almost the entire day in front of the laptop screen, struggling to get used to “work from home”, the eyes never get any rest. Taking in all that it is presented with, the mirror to the soul is all puffed up every morning. Forcing it to be wide open to start with its daily dosage of blue light, I look like more like a character from “The Walking Dead” than “Sleeping Beauty.” Adding to the puffiness are the dark circles, slowly taking away the charm and adding dullness to my face.
To my rescue, and now for you all, we spoke to professionally trained make-up artist Jannat Sethi. She suggests some amazing beauty hacks for tired eyes that work wonders. She is a well-known celebrity make-up artist, who has made a mark for herself in Pollywood with her work.
Jannat shares the best beauty hacks for tired eyes. Her combination of natural tips for tired eyes along with beauty hacks will give your eyes the much needed firmness and will make you look fresh and radiant.
10 Natural Beauty Hacks for Tired Eyes
Hydration – from the inside and the outside can really perk up your skin.Whether you’ve had fatigue or even dry skin, it is an absolute must to hydrate the body well. Jannat recommends at least 7-8 glasses of water daily. She says, “A well hydrated skin is the key to youthful skin. It is the moisturizer the body needs to function well. Water carries nutrients and waste products, regulates temperature, acts as a lubricant and plays a role in most chemical reactions happening inside us.”
The perfect cleanser, water adds the needed suppleness and when cold water is splashed on the face, it immediately tightens the pores and soothes the eyes. Cold water also works great as an anti-wrinkle cream! Her Instagram Handle is Makeupbyjannat.
Jannat suggests, “Drink lots of water and even make a detox water with lime, cucumber and mint to get that glow.”
She also gives out a quick tip, that is, to wash face with super cold water before applying make-up to not only tighten the pores but also to firm-up the skin for easy gliding of foundation.
Green Tea Bags
Never ever throw your green tea bags after one use. Green tea is full of antioxidants and has high flavonoid content. Green tea bags work wonderfully and, when applied cold, constricts the blood vessels within the sensitive tissue around the eyes to reduce puffiness and inflammation.The antimicrobial properties in Green Tea helps ward off bacteria and uplifts tired, dull skin underneath the eyes.
All you got to do is take two tea bags, brew yourself a perfect cuppa health. Do not throw the tea bag away. Keep it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until cold. Then take the tea bags out and gently squeeze excess water until the bags are damp. And now is the resting time. Lay down and put the tea bags over your eyes. Leave them on for 15-30 minutes. Remove and carefully rinse off any tea stains on your face.
You can use this tea bag eye treatment every day or once a week to get rid of tired eyes.
Cold Spoon Press
To get rid of puffy, baggy eyes, the shortcut is to put two spoons in the freezer at night. When you wake up in the morning, place the backs of the cold spoons under your eyes and as close to the inner corners as possible. With gentle pressure, slowly glide the spoons toward the outer corners till the temple area. The gliding movement will not only minimize the puffiness but will also help in draining out the excess fluid under the eyes.
Cucumber Eye Pads
Cucumber is naturally cooling and is also rich in vitamin C and Caffeic acid, which helps reduce puffiness and soothes the skin at the same time. Simply slice a cucumber and place the slices over your eyes for 5-10 minutes. You can also cool the slices in the fridge for a while and then use them!
The immortal plant is loaded with powerful antioxidants that are highly effective in reducing puffiness around the eyes. Massaging the under eye areas with natural aloe vera gel on a regular basis not only reduces redness and swelling, but works brilliantly on those fine lines and wrinkles too.
Juice that Potato
Potato juice works wonders for those baggy eyes. Potato is rich in the catecholaseenzyme and has astringent properties, which instantly helps in tightening the skin under the eyes and reduces puffiness at the same time.
An all-natural skin toner and astringent, rose water is loaded with flavonoids, vitamins A and C. Renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, cotton balls soaked in rose water, when applied on the eyes for 5-10 minutes daily, instantly calms the area around the eyes and alleviates the redness.
A breakfast staple, especially when you are looking for a quickie, egg work as a natural astringent to temporarily tighten swollen skin. Egg whites are also a great face mask for tightening effect. All you got to do is whip two egg whites and then gently apply it all over your face for that instant lift.
Concoction of Lemon Juice & Cucumber
The detox god – lemon juice when used with cucumber works as a great eye-de-puffer. Create a beautiful concoction of lemon juice and cucumber juice by mixing them in equal parts. Use a cotton all to apply it to your under-eye circles and rinse it after 10 minutes. Voila! You will see the stunning effect in one use itself.
Tomatoes are enriched with lycopene, a substance that’s excellent for your vision, skin, and cardiovascular health. When used regularly, it helps in reducing the appearance of dark under eye circles. Drinking a tasty concoction of tomato juice, lemon juice and mint leaves daily works wonders for the skin and brings out the inner glow.
Make-up Hacks to Get Rid of Tired Eyes
If you are in the mood for dressing up, make-up is also a great way to get rid of tired eyes. So we asked Jannat to suggest some make-up tricks to resolve tired eyes!
Here are Jannat’s quick make-up fixes for tired eyes:
Color correct that area of concern
Color correction is the technique to cancel out any unwanted colours from our skin. For instance, any redness can be cancelled with a green corrector or brown pigment can be canceled with an orange concealer. Usually for Indian skin, the most common is dark pigmentation under the eyes which can be knocked off with orange or peach color corrector
Bring in your concealer
To fake an extra hour of sleep, conceal the dark circles under eyes.Concealer is one of the easiest and quickest ways to brighten your eyes, apply a little on your under eye area, you can also apply it to your eye lid for a more brighter fresher look.
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For brighter under eye area, highlight the area with foundation or concealer lighter than your regular foundation. Jannat suggests to opt for lighter shades as they give a fresh and vibrant look. She says, “Shades lighter than your skin color can cover up the dark circles and make you look impressively awake.”
As areas around the eyes is prone to creasing, it is a must to set it with loose powder to get a clean look. Loose powder also ensures that your face doesn’t look caked up and at the same time lends a matte-finish.
Apply a bright but lightcolour of eyeshadow in the inner corners of your eyes(like bronze or rose gold) makes the eyes look more open and fresh.
Just applying Kajal to your waterline can do wonders for making to look fresh and dressy.
Ifyou are not a fan of the regular black Kajal, then applying a nude color pencil to your waterline make the eyes look brighter. Nude eyeliners sparkle up your eyes instantly and make them look bigger and wide awake.
Mascara works as the perfect eye-opener that can make your eye look finished. Jannat says that you can also opt for eyelash curler prior to get that dramatic effect. Eye lash curlers not only add volume but also helps in making eyes look more open.
Using an eyeliner will not only counteract shadows underneath the eyes, but will also make the whites look brighter. Jannat reveals her trick and says you can opt for a brown eyeliner with a hint of shimmer to make your eyes look so much more awake.
Apart from these tips, Jannat, who has also been a part of many editorial shoots, bridal, music videos, and feature films practices healthy, mindful eating.Foods rich in vitamin K, C, A, and E. She also swears by a good collagen supplement along with Retinol cream to support cell-renewal process. She also suggests to limit screen time and to take small breaks between screen hours to give eyes the much needed rest.
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