07 Nov '13, 10am
Just bought the awkward-est thing ever: hemorrhoid cream. Should work wonders on getting rid of puffy eyes.
This trick may have you feeling awkward at the pharmacy checkout counter, but I promise you'll be glad you bought this little tube of magic after a night without enough sleep! Two words: hemorrhoid cream. When applied to your under eye area, hemorrhoid cream can help reduce puffiness. But how, you ask? It contains an active ingredient (phenylerine HCl, thanks @fifi8926! ) that works as a vasoconstrictor, which means it helps constrict blood vessels and thereby shrinks hemorrhoids, or in this case, under-eye bags! This is an old-fashioned trick, used as a quick-fix for models who would show up 15 minutes before a runway show with baggy eyes. Have you ever tried this on your own tired eyes? Let me know in the comment section below. P.S. Don't forget that baggy eyes can be hot! So feel free to ignore this tip if you like the way under-eye puffiness makes your face look. :)