It's been scientifically proven traveling is good for you brain. Your skin? Not so much.
Every savvy traveler knows hydration is key when trapped in canned air 30,000 feet above ground, so extra water and powerful moisturizers are a must. Still, most travelers forget about one important area: the eyes. This delicate skin in your eye area requires even more love than the rest of your face. It is, after all, something of a window into your diet, sleep habits, and overall health.
While genetics may plague some people with darker circles or undereye bags naturally, no amount of makeup will hide the puffiness and dark circles that come as side effects to long flights, noisy hotel neighbors, and over-packed itineraries. So what's a tired traveler to do? Enter your new favorite travel companion: depuffing and brightening eye treatments. We did some digging (and testing!) to find amazing products that work wonders on your eye area.
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The build up of fluid and blood under the eye area causes the dark puffy look we are all so used to—and because the skin is so thin and delicate, it’s easily noticed. With powerful ingredients like vitamin c, ginseng, hyaluronic acid and caffeine to get those fluids moving, these creams and masks will reduce puffiness and dark circles in no time–some you can even do mid-flight.
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Can't get over that tired heavy-eyed feeling? Dab on a little Origin's GinZing Eye Cream for a refreshing boost that (almost) instantly leaves your eyes feeling wide awake. Looking to fight dark circles and puffy eyes during your flight? Cooling and energizing masks like Boscia's Sake Brightening Mask or Chanel's Eye Revitalizer will not only give you something to do enroute to your destination, but give you the power to walk off the plane looking and feeling fresh. Check out more of our favorite fixes below.