Allergies, sleeplessness, too much salt, too much caffiene, stress, dry air, airplanes… and suddenly your bright eyes look swollen and not vivacious.
One of the quickest ways I have found to take down the puffy-eye problem: cold water. Lots of it. A bowl of ice water. That helped my puffy eyes a lot on bad allergy days.
The problem is that it also dried out my skin at the same time. So my eyes were less puffy but looked dehydrated.
Not a good trade-off.
Thank goodness celebrity makeup artist and balanced beauty expert Chantal Moore has a refreshing cure for puffy eyes that nourishes and moisturizes your eye area as it de-puffs! Brilliant stuff!
From Chantal: ” With increased temperatures and high winds here in Los Angeles, I have been seeing a lot of irritated eyes and under-eye inflammation (or as some would say “designer luggage”) on many of my clients.
Thankfully, gel pads for the delicate eye area have changed the beauty game. Now, within 15-20 minutes you can do a treatment that remedies such under-eye troubles. My go-to favorite gel pads for eyes right now are Ice Water EYES by ToGoSpa. With Marine Collagen, Co-Q10, Hyaluronic Acid, amino acids, enzymes and Vitamins A & C as their core ingredients, these pads increase circulation, reduce dark circles, soothe, hydrate, brighten and de-puff the under-eye area.
Pro Tip: at home I keep these in the refrigerator, and when I am working on a set I place the pads in a bowl of ice prior to application.
ToGoSpa Ice Water EYES contain no parabens, no dyes and no harsh chemicals. I absolutely love these. They have become essential in my makeup kit. Learn more here.”
Chantal Moore works closely with some of the biggest names in music, fashion and film. Her beauty and makeup advice regularly appears in such magazines as InStyle and Glamour, and she has appeared on television as a beauty expert for E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network and Fine Living Network. In 2009, she became Beauty Editor for the online lifestyle magazine Tangerine Living. In 2010, Chantal appeared on the MSN.com Kellogg’s Special K-sponsored series The Victory Project as resident Beauty Expert. She also appeared on the NBC series Fashion Star , lending her beauty expertise to the design team.
If you want to read much more of Chantal Moore’s genius tips and grounded, gorgeous beauty philosophy, you can watch videos of her in action on her website. You can also keep up with her daily on Twitter and Facebook.