Buh-Bye Raccoon Eyes

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Last night I went out for sushi and drinks with a few of my favorite gal pals Sandy and Karen.

During dinner, Sandy asked me how to rid of dark circles around your eyes.

“Oh cucumbers” I said without thinking. But after I answered Sandy’s question, I thought to myself there must be another way to get rid of bags- dark circles around the eyes.   

After I left Shi restaurant-lounge in Long Island City, I searched and read an extensive number of articles, blogs and reviews on how to get rid of dark circles.  Below are list of products-homemade recipes on how to get rid of raccoon eyes.

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Drink plenty of water

Dark circles are caused by dehydration, so it’s best to avoid coffee and alcohol (well just a little bit hahaha).

Robin’s Note: Also avoid salty foods and crying, salt can draw water to your face and cause it to collect under the your eyes. 

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Keep cool

Put cold cucumbers under your eyes. If you don’t have cucumbers, wet a few teabags and chill them in the freezer or refrigerator before placing them over your eyes.

Robin’s Note: Put the cucumber in the refrigerator before placing them over your eyes. Best teabags to use are chamomile or peppermint. 

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Change your eating habits 

Cocktails and salty foods are fine, once in a while. But don’t make a habit of it, how you treat your body on the inside will show on the outside; including dark circles.  

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Use sunscreen everyday

The sun’s rays can cause the thin skin around your eyes to become even more fragile.

Robin’s Note: I read that some people use eye cream, but it’s not for me. If you are interested please avoid using ingredients like retinoids, alpha hydroxyl acids and vitamin C; they can irritate the sensitive skin around the eyes.

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Daily Moisturizers

Make sure the skin around the eyes is “moist” before you go to sleep.

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Concealer 

It’s short term but it works. 

Products for dark circles 

Image AminoGenesis Counter Clockwise Under Eye Rescue 14g/0.5oz

Image For Him: Kiehl’s Since 1851 Eye Alert for Men 0.5 oz

Image Clinique All About Eyes Rich – No Color – Size 0.5 oz.

ImageDaggett & Ramsdell Dark Circle Under Eye Treatment Cream, 1 Ounces

Image Obagi Elastiderm Eye Treatment Cream

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