After searching for beauty remedies to stop me looking tired (thanks kids/dog/pregnancy), I fell into an internet rabbit hole, and this is where I discovered that people were using hemorrhoid cream to treat under eye bags and dark circles. Really.
The most common treatment for hemorrhoids (a painful condition where the veins around the bottom become swollen and uncomfortable) is available over the counter at your local chemist, in the form of creams or gels. Applied regularly, they aim to shrink the offending veins and provide much sought after relief.
Somehow someone made the discovery that hemorrhoid cream can actually be quite beneficial for reducing swelling in the under-eye area and for minimising the appearance of under eye dark circles. I put it to the test – and I was pleasantly surprised. (Post continues after gallery.)