14 Ways to Treat Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes Before the Wedding
If you're battling dark circles or puffy eyes from many late, sleepless nights dreaming of your wedding, don't worry: There are lots of good creams, lotions, and potions to help fade, de-puff, and repair your tired eyes so you can look perfectly rested as you walk down the aisle. There's a good chance your soon-to-be-spouse will want to fight his or her own dark circles and tired eyes with your new beauty stash, too, making these products even more of an investment.
Did you know Vitamin C is known to lighten hyper-pigmented skin? That may be just what the beauty doctor ordered for seriously dark circles under your eyes, and Osmotics Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C patches are loaded with the good stuff so you can focus on bright, happy wedding makeup and photos.
AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Eye Concentrate
This little tube of serum uses active minerals go to serious work on your puffy dark circles. It's a triple-charged super serum that delivers by way of roller balls that help reduce dark circles and under-eye puffiness and moisturize the eye area. It also has a cult following because it's so simple to use, and that's the kind of stress-relief most brides can use. AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Eye Concentrate is also loaded with real dead sea elements, so that's exciting, too.
Tatcha Deep Hydration Firming Eye Serum
This nifty little serum adds loads of moisture to crepey, delicate eye skin and is delivered by way of a cooling ceramic tip to de-puff, help naturally promote circulation, and breathe a little life back into tired eyes. Tatcha Deep Hydration Firming Eye Serum is ideal for the underslept bride who may need to share with the underslept groom.
Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream brightens overnight so you can literally sleep (even if just a little) through your beautification. It's formulated with soothing ingredients to knock out redness as well as a blend of antioxidants to soften and brighten dark circles and tired-looking skin.
Talika Eye Therapy Patches
These brightening, reusable patches are the worst enemy of dark circles because they're compact enough to travel just about anywhere with you. That means you'll be using them at your desk, while you're catching up on TV, or even when you're en route to your destination wedding. They're safe to use for 30 minutes a day and feature hydrating, hard-working ceramides among their top ingredients.
3LAB Anti-Aging Eye Lift
If you're into the idea of science curing all your skin-related problems for you, you'll be obsessed with 3LAB's Marine Repair Complex and their Anti-Aging Eye Lift that boasts scientifically-engineered marine elements. Imagine sea kelp, algae, and seaweed getting busy on your darkest circles and most tired eye area symptoms—doesn't that sound lovely?
Skin Authority Dramatic Eye Lift
This little tube of Dramatic Eye Lift seems to do it all with the ability to lighten dark circles, firm and tighten, infuse much-needed proteins, and leave pores open and unclogged. In a clinical trial, 94% of users saw improved skin, meaning your odds of being happy with this one are pretty good.
Miss Spa Pre-Treated Gel Eye Mask
Miss Spa's eye mask de-puffs your tired eyes but not your wallet, thanks to each pair being a totally affordable $4. They lift, firm, hydrate, and de-puff with each 20-minute use and are easy as anything to apply.
Lancer Skincare Eye Contour Lifting Cream with Diamond Powder
Talk about a girl's best friend! Lancer Skincare's Eye Contour Lifting Cream with Diamond Powder is a triple-action eye treatment and hydrator that targets multiple eye area concerns for a brighter, more youthful eye area. This formula features time-released hyaluronic acid and shea butter, as well as real diamond powder and minerals for photoluminescence which instantly brightens dark circles.
Pevonia C Evolutive Eye Gel
The gel formulation of Pevonia C Evolutive Eye Gel instantly soothes and de-puffs the eyes of near-zombie level brides, while quickly going to work on dark circles, signs of aging, and hydration thanks to rich vitamin C.
Vichy LiftActiv Eyes
This is some mega-powerful anti-aging eye care developed for use on all the delicate areas around the eye, including the eyelid because it visibly lifts the eyelid skin, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, de-puffs the look of under-eye bags, and minimizes dark circles. Vichy LiftActiv Eyes is affordable, too, at $33.50, and happens to layer well under makeup in case you need to use it on your big day, too.
Baszicare's Artius Eye Vital Supreme
Baszicare's Artius Eye Vital Supreme helps reduce puffiness with fermented camellia leaf—which by the way, totally helps reduce the appearance of dark circles—and fermented caffeine extract (both of which penetrate deep into skin). Fermented minerals of silicon, zinc, magnesium, and copper further enhance the delicate eye area and breathe new life into otherwise tired eyes.
REVIVE Intensive Eye Lift by EVER
This easy-to-use formula helps visibly reduce puffiness, dryness, dark circles, and lines for total eye revival thanks to Pinoxide, which is clinically proven to significantly diminish the appearance of dark under-eye circles.
Adore Cosmetics Golden Touch 24K Techno-Dermis Eye Mask
Pure 24K gold calms and equalizes electrical energy of skin in the most delicate areas of your face, absorbing down to your skin's keratin level to help halt elastin breakdown. It escorts oxygen molecules to the cellular level for deep renewal and slows down melanin secretion to diminish age spots and skin discoloration (like, you know, dark circles). But honestly, it's made with 24K gold and possibly matches your wedding band, so that's probably enough to make your heart (and eyes) sing.