Nothing ruins my look more than having bags + dark circles underneath my eyes. They might be “designer” bags, but it’s still so annoying to go about my day looking like I need 2 more days of sleep. For that reason, I became obsessed with lifestyle tips and finding products to get rid of the bags and keep my eyes looking bright + ready to tackle the day head on.
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Drink water! I mean, water pretty much fixes everything – it helps you eliminate toxins and decreases puffiness. I personally try and drink 2 liters of water a day, but a general rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces every day. I’m not a pro or anything so my explanation doesn’t really go much further than that, but water is good for you so you should just be sure to drink it away.
Get good quality sleep! Probably a lot easier said than done, but it’s always important to check your nighttime habits and see if there’s anything that you could be doing differently to get a better night’s sleep. Some of the things I had to start doing was going to bed earlier and shutting off my phone + the TV. Screens/blue light are apparently one of the worst offenders to getting good sleep, plus having the noise of a TV show in the background probably isn’t doing you any favors either. If I do try to fall asleep with the TV on for the sake of noise as I’m falling asleep, I use an sleep mask to block out the light so it doesn’t disturb me.
So when it comes to my products, most of them are Arbonne – but it’s because it seriously works, minus all the nasty chemicals and ingredients the USA’s FDA doesn’t take the time to regulate. I am an independent consultant with Arbonne, but to remain compliant with their code of ethics + with the Direct Sales Association, I’ll be linking to corporate’s website. However, for discounts and questions, never hesitate to contact me personally!
You can visit my replicated Arbonne site at samanthamilburn.arbonne.com
RE9 Prepwork Gel Eye Masks. I seriously wear these everywhere. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve put them on before leaving for work and roll up with them still under my eyes. They have antioxidants from strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, acai, cranberry, and blueberry extracts to increase moisture, and caffeine to reduce the look of puffiness. Pop in the fridge before using to get a relaxing cooling effect!
Dr. Brandt Needles No More De-Puffing Gel. This was a FabFitFun gem that I loved at first use. I squeeze out a small amount onto my ring fingers and gently dab underneath my eyes. As it dries, it tightens + firms the skin so the bags practically disappear.
RE9 Advanced Brightening Eye Cream. I’m telling y’all, I thrive when my skin has a natural, healthy brightness to it, especially around my eyes. This eye cream uses ingredients like cherry blossom + birch leaf extract to boost brightness and caffeine to take care of the pesky bags.
I just know how much these products help me gain more confidence in how I look, so I knew I just had to share!
Photography: Saverio Anfuso