I’m always on the lookout for products that will counteract these issues, and I’ve just found my new savior: Repêchage Eye Rescue Pads With Seaweed and Natural Tea Extracts ($38). On the mornings when our eye areas need some significant help, I whip out these miracle pads that contain too many good-for-you ingredients to count.
Besides being extra sensitive — it is arguably the most delicate part of the face, after all — the under-eye area can also reveal sins like no other. Stress, dehydration, lack of sleep — they all have the potential to creep up as dark circles (a note: hereditary factors and bone structure also play a role for some), which, we can all agree, never make for a good accessory. But, in our desperation to mask them, many a mistake is often made.
Dr. James Maas, the best-selling author of PowerSleep and acclaimed former Cornell professor (he also coined the term “power nap”) knows why. “Americans don’t value sleep,” says Maas.