The Brilliant Secret to Depuffing Your Under-Eyes Is Not What You’d Expect

Turns out, the best way to get rid of the puffiness under your eyes is to focus not only on the actual under-eye area but actually the lymph nodes near the ears.

During a recent beauty event, master esthetician Erica McCallum explained that to aid and stimulate lymphatic drainage (in other words, get rid of the fluid buildup that’s causing your eyes to look puffy), gently stroke outward from the inner eye toward the temple and then down in front of the ear.

If I had $10 for every time someone asked me for the best products to depuff their under-eyes, I might be able to afford a London studio flat (or maybe just the nicer wine on the menu at dinner). It’s a concern many people have when it comes to their skincare regimen, and although we think there’s absolutely nothing wrong with puffy under-eyes, we totally get it if you want to work on that area. Luckily, we got a hot tip from an expert that changed our approach forever.

This works the lymphatic system (the body’s drainage system) to shift fluids and rid any retained fluid in the body. Stimulating the area through massage, focused on the lymph nodes, is the best way to do this. I’ve been using the Eve Lom Radiance Antioxidant Eye Cream ($75) and taking an extra 10 to 20 seconds in my skincare routine to massage that area and can confirm: it definitely works.

McCallum said that, in addition to this, using items like cold massage stones, cool ice packs, and keeping eye cream or patches in the fridge will help soothe the eye area and depuff. So next time you’re wanting to reduce the late-night evidence from your eyes, give yourself some self-love and a nice massage, then apply some kickass concealer.

The M&S bag that influencers went wild for is finally back in stock (and we’ll all be carrying it this spring)

If you’ve been searching for the perfect handbag for all your springtime outfits, we’ve found the answer to all your prayers.

Marks Spencer have smashed it out of the park again with their sell-out Faux Leather Bamboo Saddle Cross Body Bag – an accessory we feel will become the it-bag of the season.

Whether you are a regular shopper or just an occasional visitor of the high street giant, one thing that shoppers and influencers alike can agree on is that this bag is a must-have.

So much so that the spring staple has already sold out once before.

M&S took to Instagram to announce the re-release, writing: “It’s the bag influencers have been going wild for and it’s back in stock and available to buy now! This chic faux leather bag will securely fit all your essentials safely with its magnet fastening and zipped internal pockets, while its sporty, cross-body strap will ensure you can go about your day in style (and hands free)”

According to Her.ie, the bag comes in two colourways: black and caramel. The versatile strap also allows the bag to be worn 2 handy ways: over the shoulder or across the body. Get yourself a bag that can do both.

The versatile steal is just £29.50, but we might as well get both for the ultimate wardrobe update. Better snap it up quick though, as it might sell out… Again!

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