Puffiness and dark circles under tired eyes give it away—you stayed up into the wee hours of the morning waiting for election returns and stressing over the results. Now’s the time to move on with strategies to banish tired eyes along with political hangover.

Three key ingredients will help you wake up to a brighter tomorrow. Reach for a moisturizer with Vitamin C as a main ingredient. The vitamin is a natural miracle worker that minimizes dark under-eye circles by speeding up collagen production. You might want to try L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer, $20.


Add to your shopping cart products that contain the antioxidant zeaxanthin to fight free radicals caused by environmental stressors. Find skin care that includes chlorella that will reduce inflammation and puffiness at the same time it smoothes and tightens skin.

Here are more tips to help you get rid of dark circles and under-eye bags.

Reach For A Mask For Fast Action. Your skin reacts almost instantly when you smooth on a mask that contains nutrients such as zeaxanthin. This antioxidant helps fend off environmental aging stressors such as pollution, UV exposure and smoke. It also helps reduce dark circles and discoloration.

Wake Up With Caffeine. In the morning, apply eye creams that contain caffeine to help get rid of the fluid that causes puffiness. At night, go to a moisturizer such as Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Cream, $15, to stimulate elastin and counter aging, which weakens your skin and causes sagging.

Eat It As Well As Wear It. Eat kale and spinach for more antioxidants and healthy collagen production. Suspect hidden food allergies or lack of enough iron if you are plagued by under-eye bags. A diet that’s too high in salt, fat and sugar could also be a culprit. Banish high-allergen foods such as milk wheat and soy. Stock up on beets to speed red blood cell production and stimulate circulation.

Remember Retinol Is A Friend. Try a retinol such as Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair, $18, to stimulate collagen production and keep you skin strong and glowing. Retinol counteracts damage from exposure to UV light that makes skin under your eyes wrinkle. Apply under your moisturizer and makeup as part of your morning routine.

Use Vitamin C To Brighten Dark Circles. Apply an eye cream that contains Vitamin C under your eyes. The vitamin helps even out skin tone discolorations while its lightening dark circles. Fight the temptation to rub your eyes when you’re tired. The habit can darken skin under your peepers.

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