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About last night: Dull skin from jet lag after a long business trip
The fix: Brightening eye masks
The last thing you need on a day of playing catch-up is dry, tired-looking eyes. That's where eye masks come in handy. These crescent-shaped ones from Boscia fit like a glove under the eye area. And the hydrogel material adheres better than traditional cotton, ensuring the masks stay in place while hydrating and brightening dull skin. Stick them on as you're unpacking or putting in your expense report — multitasking for the win.
About last night: Puffy bags from inhaling instant ramen
The fix: Depuffing eye cream
Despite our every attempt to eat healthier, those overly salty noodles are just too delicious and convenient not to eat. Unfortunately, all that sodium also means that our body retains more water and fluids than usual, resulting in swollen under-eye bags the next day. This caffeine-infused eye cream from First Aid Beauty constricts blood vessels and tightens, while the metal tip soothes on contact. Extra credit: Stash the tube in the fridge for extra depuffing action.
About last night: Leftover eye makeup that your p.m. cleanser missed
The fix: Brightening micellar water
We never (okay, maybe it’s more like rarely) sleep with our makeup on. But sometimes, exhaustion trumps our multi-step nighttime routine and we flop into bed with a clean-but-not-really face. For a quick way to remove lingering mascara or eyeliner residue the next morning, just run a cotton swab dipped in micellar water around your lashline. This formula from Boots not only cleans up stubborn makeup in a flash, it also gently brightens the eye area. Make sure you're rolling the cotton swab, not pulling, so you don't irritate the delicate skin around your eyes.
About last night: Tiny lines from squinting in front of your computer
The Fix: Fermented eye serum
Serums tend to have a thinner, almost water-like consistency, which allows them to deliver active ingredients to your skin faster than a heavy eye cream. This treatment from SK-II is made with Pitera, the byproduct of fermenting a type of yeast, which can help smooth out fine lines. The elegant texture coupled with a fast-acting formula makes this bottle worth investing in. Hey, you never know when the next Twitter throwdown's going to happen.