We've got the inside scroop on how to get rid of tired-looking eyes

By Lauren Mazzo
June 15, 2016

Whether you're plagued by allergies, sporting a wicked hangover, battling exhaustion, or have had too much salt, under eye bags are an accessory that no one wants. But you don't have to suffer through the day looking ragged and tired. Shape beauty director Kate Sandoval Box has the inside scoop on how to get rid of bags under your eyes the quick and easy way. (Psst... Here are a few other ways to de-puff.)

Dab on Lotion

Time: 15 seconds

Sliding cucumber slices over your eyes might've been fun at sleepovers (or during at-home spa days), but when you need a quicker, easier solution, grab a lotion that already has cucumber extract in it-it'll instantly cool and reduce swelling. Dab a little under each eye, and rub in gently using your pinky finger. (Try Fresh's Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream, $41; fresh.com.)

Patch Over the Problem

Time: 20 minutes

Try an eye patch product that generates micro-currents to help the active ingredients in the product penetrate your skin. Apply them once a week while you're styling your hair or making your morning coffee, and you'll look better with hardly any extra effort. (Try Patchology's Energizing Eye Patches, $75; patchology.com.)

Cover Things Up

Time: 5 Seconds

For this hack, just reach into your makeup bag. Any concealer will help brighten up your under eyes, but the best choice is one that has light-reflecting ingredients. Apply under your eyes, paying special attention to the inner corners, and you'll instantly brighten up dark shadows. (Try Chantecaille's Le Camouflage Stylo, $49; chantecaille.com.)