It’s difficult to hide the fact that you’ve had a long night or a super-salty dinner when your eyes are puffy and your undereye bags are as obvious as ever the next morning. This pesky type of undereye bag is known as fluid retention according to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai. In other words, it’s fluid that accumulates around your eyes, and it can be triggered by a variety of factors — the most common is too many tacos, too little sleep or too much stress.
Thankfully, undereye bags can be remedied so you can look rested and fresh-faced (even if you don’t feel like it). Ahead, find a quick and easy two-step solution for concealing your undereye bags — all you need is ice and concealer.
Step 1: Ice ’em
According to Dr. Zeichner, cold temperatures are soothing to your eye area and effectively help with puffiness and swelling, which is why many beauty experts recommend freezing your face masks for extra hydration, anti-redness and depuffing benefits. Another option is to wrap ice cubes in a plastic bag or a paper towel and place the ice over your undereye area. Keep the ice there for about 10 minutes, and then gently massage your undereye area to get blood flowing to the area.
About the Author:Marisa is an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com where she's responsible for creating content that inspires, informs and influences readers. She's obsessed with trying new beauty products, hoards a crazy amount of lipstick and her second love (besides makeup) is food. Her work has also appeared in Domino Magazine, StyleCaster, Guest of a Guest and Jeannine Morris Media.