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....why anyone would put anusol (a bum cream, right???) on your eyes??? Was reading that as a tip on the "help me glow in January" thread from last year that somehow got bumped today. Am I missing something here, or was that a mistake?
Yes, it has a de-puffing effect. The same way it does on your arse by shrinking the veins. This was a beauty "trick" that was popular some years ago but I think there have been developments in eye creams since then based on the same theories of shrinking blood vessels in which caffeine has a similar effect. That's why so many eye creams have caffeine in them. Also, it's not advisable to use the pile cream method in the long term as it can make the skin under your eyes harden, or so I have been told. It was more of a quick fix for the day if your eyes were really puffy or tired (originally for actors who had very long shooting hours and early call times).