if the eyes are the mirror of the soul…
… then this soul isn’t looking so swell.
during a visit to a cheap nail spot 2 weeks ago, the manicurist declared that she just had to fix my eyebrows. you look terrible! your eyes are tired! she said. no thanks, i replied as i hustled myself out of there, swearing never to return.
this weekend a question popped up in my perennially empty ask box. “what’s your remedy for tired, puffy eyes + dark circles?” (a sign from god? did anon. spot me huffing down the street? is my beloved laura mercier concealer not doing its job?)
then last night, after crossing the threshold at 10PM for the second night in a row, real simple awaited me. complete w/ a bit about a DIY eye depuffer that included cutting tea bags open to stuff w/ grated cucumber. not simple, not simple at all. exhausting, in fact.
but fatigue is only part of it. it may be allergies, stress, sun exposure, heredity, etc. you name it + it could be a reason for dark circles + puffiness.
so in the meantime, somewhere between more sleep + my next visit to the elysian for their perfect lift facial, here’s a routine that never fails:
2 spoons housed in the freezer + some ice cubes