3 Mom Hacks for Dark Under Eye Circles
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
Have you ever been told "wow, you look tired!"? Maybe you are a working mom like me, trying to run a business, be present for your family, take care of needy kiddos and have a social life on top of it all. I get it! I don't think I ever imagined the little sleep life after kids and modern motherhood allows you to have. It's literally been ages since I've slept a full 8 hours. I wouldn't have it any other way though! Seeing Kai's huge gleaming smile, even when she wakes up at 5:30am, it's affirmation enough that I'm doing the right thing.
Just because you may not be getting a full night's sleep, doesn't mean you should give up all hopes of a younger, restful look. Especially in the first few years of motherhood, it's fake it until you make it and live in the little moments of victory! Today, I am sharing 3 hacks I learned from experience that helps you reduce dark under eye circles. Keep in mind, coming from Asian background, I feel like our family is more prone to having discoloration and pigmentation in our skin. Under eye area is where I've seen the most changes in my early 30s. I totally may have googled how to get rid of dark circle under eyes before. These are a few things I've found to help in a flash!
Good Skincare Routine is Key!
My mom has been using Olay for as long as I can remember. I distinctly recall sneaking into little jars of light, fluffy face creams when I was a little girl as if it was treasure! Fast forward to my adult years, now I understand why my mom always preached drinking tons of water and moisturizing every day. Olay just released the new Olay Eyes Brightening Eye Cream with Vitamin C and it's gold in a jar. I have been using it for the last month and love the look and feel to it.
At night, is when I pamper my skin the most. Some days, when it's been a long work day and I've stared at the computer all day and night, I will wrap an ice cube in a washcloth and rub it under my eyes to help with the swelling. I then apply a small amount of Olay Eyes Brightening Eye Cream. I love the hydrating feel and it's as if my skin drinks it all in. It's formulated with Vitamin C, Niacinamide Vitamin B3, Pro-Vitamin B5, and Vitamin E anti-oxidant complex and Optic Brighteners. What does that mean? It means the new Olay Brightening Eye Cream has all the goodness your skin needs. Plus, the optic brighteners help visibly brighten my skin, instantly. Think of them as little light reflecting particles aka fairy dust that illuminate your skin! After using it for 30 days, I can honestly say it's one of the best eye cream I've tried in 2018!
Let it Shine!
Taking a page out of the Olay book on reflecting light, wear something bright, fun sparkly to brighten your complexion. When my skin feels extra tired, I try to dress the opposite. Clothing changes the way feel about ourselves. I find putting on a little extra sparkle not only reflects light to my face but into my spirits as well! Let it shine, girl!
Bright Lip is your BFF
Wearing a bold, bright or rosy lip color can change your complexion in the same way. If you have more pigmented skin with yellow/olive undertones like me, coral, orange-y reds and mauve-y rose pinks work well to convey health and energy. My morning routine usually includes a fast face wash, Olay Brightening Eye Cream, moisturizer, CC cream and a bright lip!
Pick up my new favorite, Olay Brightening Eye Cream, at CVS today! Find it in the facial lotion aisle. Want to see it live in action? Check out my Insta stories!
This content is sponsored by Olay. All thoughts and opinions are my own.