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What can I use to get rid of my monumental eye bags?

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HeadFairy Fri 05-Feb-16 18:08:02

I don't have dark shadows but they are super crepey sad I do shift work so lack of sleep is quite an issue. Is there some magic potion that will get rid of the wrinkly bits?

Quoteunquote Fri 05-Feb-16 18:27:08

Piles cream, but find out what's causing them and address that.

Up how much water you drink, cut all toxins for a while and get more sleep'

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Fri 05-Feb-16 18:33:55

I second drinking more (water) and maybe try an undereye cream that has added caffeine as I think that can 'tighten' the area. Avoid thick undereye concealers as they will settle in any fine lines and avoid standing under strip lighting!

HeadFairy Fri 05-Feb-16 19:29:36

Quote, piles cream hasn't worked for me in the past. I know I don't drink enough water so I'll work on that. What toxins do you mean? I don't drink or smoke, what else should I avoid?

Sleep is a tricky one, as a shift worker I always sleep at funny times yet family life continues on a more regular schedule so it's hard to get enough sleep. I might sleep for 8 hours after a night shift but the quality of sleep is different so I don't think it's as refreshing. That's why I think I need a magic cream.

Lost, I will look out for something with caffeine, thanks.

Quoteunquote Fri 05-Feb-16 19:40:04

coffee, salt, processed food, and alcohol.

harrasseddotcom Fri 05-Feb-16 19:49:26

have you tried that stuff that i see in all the beauty shops and fb? Its not permament, i think you have to use it every day but it sure looks like it would do the job. there are videos of it at work and you can literally see the skin tightening up as you watch it. I can remember what its called but its along the same idea as eyesential (which my mum uses and I have to admit is pretty darn good, except again its only temporary).

JolseBaby Fri 05-Feb-16 21:21:36

Really don't use piles cream unless it is a going out emergency (i.e. you need a quick one-off fix). The cream is very unforgiving on a delicate part of your skin and is very drying, which will exacerbate the crepey effect. A well moisturised eye area will help with any under eye makeup you apply.

I have eyebags - a combination of slight softening and dark circles. Very little I can do about them as they are genetic. My gran had them, my Mum has them and so do all of my sisters! However a good eye cream can help keep the area hydrated, which will in turn help with the appearance of fine lines. I alternate between this and this. Both of them suit my skin quite well and help with hydration.

Keep your water intake up. Use an eyecream (and make sure you wear SPF if you are out in the sun). Try and get as much sleep as you can. If you apply concealer under your eyes then it needs to be one which is a nice creamy consistency (I found YSL Touche Eclat went very chalky on me and consequently 'sat' in all the fine lines). Avoid powder under your eyes unless it is very finely milled.

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