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Welcome to Ask The Makeup Diva™! Our resident expert, The Makeup Diva, answers makeup and skin care questions sent in by readers just like you.

Q: I am 34 and starting to notice bags under my eyes. I've heard that Preparation H works to help reduce them. Is this true and can it be used safely?

A: Preparation H under my eyes? I don't think I would trust the skin on my face to anything like that! There are some very good products on the market specifically for the "puffy eyes problem". Remember, if hereditary is to blame (as it is for some of us) you will only be able to minimize, but not completely reverse, the problem. Some good products are Beauty Without Cruelty Green Tea Nourishing Eye Gel, Origins No Puffery, Caudalie Grape Seed Eye Contour Cream (at Sephora.com) and Cellex-C Advanced C Eye Toning Gel (also at Sephora.com) (be careful with this one if your skin is sensitive). Remember to drink 8-10 glasses of water each day, as eye puffs can be exacerbated by dehydration. Also, be care not to stretch the delicate skin around your eyes while cleansing, inserting contacts, applying makeup (use your ring finger because it's the weakest finger), and don't rub your eyes.

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