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02-09-09 | Posted by

What ingredients should I look for to fight under eye puffiness and dark circles? Can products do anything that two chilled spoons or some cucumber slices can’t do?

Too little sleep and too much alcohol, sinus congestion, heavily salted and spicy diet, and headaches can affect the delicate under-eye area, creating inflammation which also causes dark shadows. Look for soothing ingredients that calm and de-puff like green tea, Vitamin C, chamomile, and algae, which have anti-inflammatory benefits. Vitamin K also helps reduce dark circles. Avoid ultra rich eye creams that attract more water and thus, create puffiness. Stick with gel or light lotion formulas to keep skin hydrated without increasing swelling.

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