3-Minute Read: How to Get Rid of Dark Circles in Less Than 30 Seconds
Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Thursday, we'll get you up-to-date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
1. At least pretend you got a full eight hours last night.
Dark circles a dead giveaway? If you don't have time (or the stomach) to microneedle your under-eyes to perkiness, consider this genius 30-second fix from Well + Good instead: Apparently, a quick acupressure massage can help restore circulation to the area—and that's key, since dark circles are actually just blood pooled beneath the skin. (Cute, right?)
And it's not just something to consider when you were up tossing and turning about the latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale, but anytime you find yourself squinting at your computer screen throughout the day. Fact: You actually blink 66% less when you're zoned into your laptop (a phenomenon called "computer vision syndrome"), which ultimately puts a lot of strain on your eyes—and when you pair that with unconscious frowning as you parse through the latest never-ending email chain, you're not exactly helping your tired skin. Next time you catch yourself in the act, just try a little gentle kneading with your fingers.
2. In need of a brow shape?
Until the end of the month, $10 from every brow wax booked with Benefit in a Myer store will be donated to the brand's Bold is Beautiful Project. In its third year, the initiative raises money for charities that support Australian women and girls including; Look Good, Feed Better, Fitted For Work and Sister2Sister. Last year, Benefit drummed up an impressive $3.4 million in funds (from 209,019 brow services!), which went towards things like safe accommodation for women in need, emotional support, and beauty workshops for cancer patients.
3. Look! This Australian subscriber box is dedicated to Korean masks.
Nudie Glow is a new subscription box dedicated purely to Korean face masks. Even better, the box is entirely curated by a K beauty aficionado. Everything is thoroughly tested before its deemed to have made the cut, which means you'll only receive 5-star products. (Many of which can't be found elsewhere in Oz.) Choose from a 5, 10 or 15-mask #NudieBox, and elect for a one-time purchase or sign up for a 3-monthly subscription.
4. Just in case regular bikini waxes sounds less than appealing…
It may be time to consider laser hair removal. PureWow is addressing all your burning questions in that arena, so head over to the site to see if it's really worth the investment.
5. On a more serious note, we're all pretty shaken up this week.
What happened in Manchester was awful, and it's 100% understandable to feel scared and even a little helpless. We have to give the H/T to Teen Vogue for rounding up a series of mental health resources for those in need—there's a list of ideas to get involved in helping victims of the attack and their loved ones, as well as ways to find help for yourself. (Don't feel bad about needing someone to talk to—reach out!)
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