How to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes After a Long Flight
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. 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.
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 Patchology's Flashpatch Eye Gels 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.
Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate
By Fresh. You can try it for $78.
GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
By Origins. You can get it for $30.
Complete Eye Renewal Balm
By Algenist. You can get it for $65.
IRIS Illuminating Eye Massager
By Foreo. You can get it for $139.
Eye Duty Triple Remedy
By First Aid Beauty. You can get it for $36.
Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
By Skyn Iceland. $30.
Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm
By Kate Somerville. You can get it for $38.
Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment
By Tarte. You can get it for $38.
All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage
By Clinique. $30.
DePuffing and Energizing Under Eye Masks
By Grace & Stella. $14.
Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer
By Kiehl's. You can get it for $20.
FlashPatch Eye Gels
By Patchology. $50.