The area around your eyes is thinner and much more sensitive than the rest of your face. It’s often the first part of you that shows signs of stress and aging (hello, dark circles and wrinkles), which is why you should never neglect to give it TLC as part of your morning and evening skincare routines.

To help keep your peepers looking bright and the skin surrounding them glowing, here are a few things that can help:

1. An eye mask that will help lessen signs of sleeplessness

If you haven’t had your full seven to eight hours of sleep, then you’ll probably worry about dark circles under your eyes the next day. To help remedy that, you can try using quick-fix eye masks that can at least lessen the puffiness to keep you from looking exceptionally haggard. You’ll need a good twenty to thirty minutes to let it set, though, so make sure you have enough time for it.

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TRY: Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eyepatch P460 (originally P1,080) at Althea.

 

2. A serum that keeps the elasticity of the area around your eyes

We all know that aging lessens your skin’s elasticity. Keep those wrinkles at bay with an eye serum that keeps your eye area hydrated.


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TRY: Arcona Peptide Eye Serum for day and night use, P2,379 at Sephora.ph

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3. A primer that preps your peepers

Get a primer that instantly brightens your eyes and effectively preps your skin for makeup.


TRY: MAC Lightful C Vibrancy Eye Cream, P3,000 in MAC stores

 

4. Sunscreen that protects the most sensitive part of your face

As your skin is thinnest around your eyes, it needs a lot of protection from UV rays. Pick a sunscreen that’s light and gentle to avoid too much product build-up.


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TRY: Supergoop! Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 37 with Oat Peptide Complex, P1,849 at Sephora.ph

 

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5. A concealer that will cover up spots and fine lines

If your skin is uneven, retouch it with concealer that provides smooth and long-lasting coverage that won’t crack and will give you a nice, matte finish.


TRY: Benefit Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer, P1,200 in Benefit Cosmetics outlets

 

6. A gentle eye makeup remover

It can be pretty hard to remove eye makeup especially if everything from your eyeshadow to your mascara is waterproof. A gentle but deep-seeping solvent can help you get all that gunk off without you pulling and tugging on your lids (which you shouldn’t do, by the way).


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TRY: Clinique Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent, P1,400, at Beauty Bar

 

7. An eye cream that moisturizes your skin

A heavy-duty eye cream that does the job while you sleep is a must if you want to wake up without those dark, puffy circles. Make sure that the product you pick can help repair and retighten the area around your eyes to give you that well-rested, youthful glow the following day.


TRY: L’Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Eye Cream, P995 in leading department stores and personal care stores nationwide

 

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