It’s that special time of year again gents! There’s no doubt plenty of social occasions and get togethers coming up on your packed calendars this December and you’ll no doubt be skipping the occasional eight hour sleep, in order to keep up with the pace of the party season. If you find yourself suffering with tired looking eyes, it’s more than likely going to be caused by those late nights boozing and over indulging. Tired looking eyes are unfortunately one of the side-effects of a great social life around the holiday season and in this week’s makeup for men blog, we’re going to be outlining five ways to banish them this Christmas - letting you put your best face forward in the process.

In an ideal world, we’d all have time to catch our recommend eight hours each night. But, for when your world doesn’t always go entirely to plan, well let’s just say, sometimes you’ve just got to learn how to cheat the system. Get your note pads and pens out gentlemen, because here’s how you’re not going to be left counting the cost in the bathroom of excessive partying come the new year.

Drink Plenty Of The Pure Stuff

If your sleeping pattern’s screwed and your eyes are starting to bare the brunt, one way to help reduce their fatigue is to drink plenty of water. This is actually one of the oldest tricks in the book, however, one of the most effective. The more hydrated you are, the more hydrated your skin will be and instead of dry and creasy under eye skin, swapping the odd mulled wine for a bottle of Buxton will help it look more plump and youthful.

Invest In A Good Eye Cream

Powered with moisturising glycerine and smoothing dimethicone, MMUK MAN’s Active Eye Cream is one of many currently on the men’s grooming market that will help your peeper’s stay out of the danger zone. This Shea Butter enriched eye moisturiser leaves this very delicate area of skin well nourished, hydrated and inevitably brighter. Many men think that an ordinary daily moisturiser is enough to keep your skin in check, however, when it comes to the eyes, it always pays to go for a product that is a little bit specialist.

This One’s Not At All Feminine

Recharge and rejuvenate your eyes by taking ten to fifteen minutes out of your busy schedule, just a few times a week, to rest two slices of cucumber over each eye. We know this may raise a few eyebrows, but with Cucumber so rich in antioxidants and vitamins, your eyes will undoubtedly benefit from you thinking a little bit outside of the box. Embrace the power of this eye brightening trick and battle bulky bags and those confidence crippling dark circles this Christmas.

Conceal and Reveal

Every now and then, you may need to bring in the big hitters. There are lots of different types of concealer for men and it’s important to choose one that’s designed for the under eye area, just like MMUK MAN’s Age Defence Concealer. As gentlemen age, the natural collagen reproduction within the skin slows down, resulting in the skin looking haggard - particularly around the eye area. This collagen boosting concealer helps reverse the common signs of ageing and also helps camouflage those dreaded panda eyes - perfect if you’re trying to hide your hangover from the boss! Men’s concealer immediately covers and corrects tired looking eyes and are an absolute power play in your bid for fresher looking eyes.

Use A Trick Of The Trade

Reduce puffiness and generally fight fatigue with one of the latest tricks of the trade - the cold spoon. By pressing the back of a cold spoon over each of your eyes for around thirty seconds, you’ll instantly notice your tiredness evaporate. How? You may ask. Well, swollen blood vessels and tiredness are two of the main factors in the appearance of eye bags and with the cold spoon lightly rested over this area, it effectively acts as a sell reducer - similar to when you see sportsmen wear ice packs after injury.

So gentlemen, with the party season nearly in full swing, it’s time to over-indulge, treat yourself and above anything else, relax. The stress release around the holidays of course will help you banish tired looking eyes, but for when that isn’t enough, these five handy makeup for men tricks will leave you covered and confident.