Another All-Nighter? Help Diminish Dark Circles With These Tips

Picture this: You’ve stayed up until the early hours of the morning to finish that final project. You’ve finally crawled into bed, but all too soon the alarm begins to blare. A cup of coffee temporarily cures your exhaustion, but a glance in the mirror reveals two large dark circles under your eyes, the tell-tale sign of an all-nighter. Luckily, there are some easy tricks to help diminish under eye bags.

drink plenty of water

Staying hydrated is extremely important for a number of reasons, and the benefits of drinking water extend to your complexion as well. When your body retains water, it can increase the appearance of bags and dark circles under eyes. Prevent this by drinking water, which will rejuvenate your skin and flush excess salt out of your system. Just grab a reusable water bottle and pop it into your bag to take with you to your 9am class. Your entire body will thank you.

try a soothing face mask

This is a great way to plump up tired skin. Face masks help keep the skin moisturized and healthy and eye masks help target those under-eye bags directly. After 10-15 minutes, your skin will look nourished and glow with an air of energy, even if you’re physically exhausted.

if you must stay up all night, give your eyes a break

If you have no other option than forgo your sleep to finish that last assignment, take short breaks every 20 minutes. Staring at a computer screen or textbook without any breaks can put a lot of strain on the eyes, which will only make you exhausted. Pick a far point on the wall and focus on it for 20 seconds. This simple exercise will allow certain muscles in your eyes to relax, allowing them to feel less fatigued.

How do you rejuvenate your tired eyes after a long night? Comment below!

Featured photo by Cassidy Clark.