Banish The Dark Side: Under Eye Circles
Age, genetics and seasonal allergies can all be detrimental factors in the development of dark under eye circles. Professional treatments to banish the dark side can be expensive. Laser treatments might be a little too pricey for our budget or perhaps we’re a little too squeamish to inject hyaluronic acid fillers into our delicate eye area. Thankfully, there are a number of cheaper, non-squeamish options available over the counter and in our own cupboards which can help ward off unwanted dark circles.
Combat It!Retinol is a must-have beauty product for those who battle with the dark side. The vitamin A derivative fades pigment and increases collagen, in turn the skin appears less transparent meaning that dark circles are diminished. Add La Roche-Posay Redermic R Eyes to your morning routine and wave goodbye to those pesky dark circles.
Conceal It!Avoid liquid concealers as it will wear off quicker than a cream and reveal your dark circles! Opt instead for a creamy solid concealer that will provide a long-lasting, full coverage. Vichy Dermablend Corrector Stick is a staple product in our makeup bags.
Dodge It!Dodge yellow undertones when choosing a concealer. The yellow tone will act as a highlighter, making your bags stand-out! To avoid drawing attention to your dark circles go for a peachy undertone as it will neutralise the blue tones in your dark circles.
Spoon It!Freeze a metal spoon in the freezer for 10 minutes, then place on the undereye to remove bags and diminish dark circles. The cold temperature of the spoon restricts blood vessels, while the pressure put on the spoon removes excess fluid. This beauty hack alone won’t last all day, although it will help with your morning de-bagging regime.
Put The Kettle On!Cold tea bags, specifically cold green tea bags will banish those pesky dark circles. Simply place cold tea bags over the eyes for about 10 minutes, the caffeine aids in restricting blood vessels around the eye. Eyes should appear less puffy and dark circles deleted.
Avoid It!Steam and hot water worsen puffiness and make dark circles more prominent. To avoid the puff, wash your face with cold water in the mornings.
Target It!Target the problem head on. We suggest using Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Moisturizing Eye Cream. The multi-benefit eye cream targets dark circles and prevents moisture loss.
Prep It!A beauty hack favourite of the late Joan Rivers, Preparation H. The hemorrhoid cream is usually exclusively used for a not so glam experience, however, the late comedian swore by it’s dark circle and puff diminishing qualities. The cream restricts blood vessels which in return minimises the look of bags and dark circles.
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