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How to Combat Those Tired-Looking Zombie Eyes

Get that glowing, well-rested look!
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The state of your under eyes can make or break your entire look. Sometimes, no matter how much high-coverage concealer you put on, there's no escaping it: You look like you haven't slept for days. Definitely not the look you want to go for — unless you plan to audition for an upcoming zombie apocalypse movie.

So, what's a person to do? Well, it might be time to take your eye care game to the next level. You see, the skin around your eyes actually needs more care because it's thinner and more delicate than most of the skin on your body. It can show signs of premature aging, dark circles, and puffiness. These undereye imperfections may be due to your genes, sleep pattern, diet, and for some, allergies.

Not sure where to start? Check out this skin care routine, especially for your undereyes.

Image via Imaxtree

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Wake up with an eye mask
Noticed how models and celebrities often feature eye patches in their GRWM videos? That's because they're great for decreasing puffiness, as well as brightening your undereye area. In other words? The hype is real.

Try this trick by the time you wake up (or right before you glam up) and you'll notice how it will lessen your need for full-coverage concealers.

Try: Milk Makeup Cooling Water Eye Patches, $22

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Add a layer of protection
Just like every inch of skin on your body, you need to apply SPF protection to the skin around your eyes. Too much sun exposure can make your skin aging process go faster — so apply every morning, whether you're going out or staying indoors.

Try: SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50, $30

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Remove ALL your makeup
Ever wake up looking like a raccoon? Same, sis. It's probably because you weren't able to fully erase those waterproof eyeliner and mascara the night before.

Use a trusty eye makeup remover to make sure you remove all those makeup before you do your eye care regimen and/or sleep. This allows your pores to breathe overnight and your skin to rejuvenate while you sleep.

Try: Neutrogena Gentle Oil-Free Liquid Eye Makeup Remover for Waterproof Mascara, $5.82

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Brighten up with vitamin C
Now, there are different creams you can use for your eyes. To know which one to use, determine which under eye problem you want to address. If your main concern is dark circles, try something that has a lot of vitamin C. It helps with cellular repair, which brightens your dark spots and strengthens your skin against prevent future damage.

Try: Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme, $38

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