Q: I spend most of my time caring for my newborn baby, and needless to say, I no longer get a good night’s sleep. I’ve been trying to hide the dark circles around my eyes with my foundation, but I’m looking for a different solution. Any ideas?
A: If you’re like most new moms, you’re not getting your full beauty sleep, and it shows. The stress that accompanies a lack of shut-eye causes the blood vessels under your eyes – where skin is most delicate – to dilate, resulting in those dark circles.
When outdoors, protect that facial real estate with a pair of mod oversized sunglasses a la Jackie O. And to reduce swelling around the eyes, dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett recommends limiting salt intake and using a cold compress first thing in the morning. Finally, drink lots of H2O. Not only does water keep our skin glowing, it also prevents fatigue by increasing blood flow.