How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Forever
How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Forever
Here are a number of ways to help reduce and even get rid of the appearance of dark circles.
Always Wear Sunglasses
When surrounded by excessive sun exposure, it is essential to always wear UV protection sunglasses. The skin underneath the eyes is the thinnest skin found on your whole body and can be damaged so easily. It is not only prone to dark circles, but also prone to fine lines and squinting in the sunlight only makes these things worse.
Always Wear Sunblock
When it comes to the delicate skin under your eyes, sun block is vital. Dark circles under your eyes are caused by an increase of pressure on the skin and blood vessels sitting below the skin. As the skin under the eyes is so thin, the blood vessels can be seen and these are known as ‘dark circles’. Excessive sun exposure causes the pigment in your skin to darken and this is also the case for the dark circles under your eyes. Please be careful when applying sunblock as it can be extremely irritating if it gets into your eyes so ensure that you use a stick of sunblock or cream sunblock.
When washing your face with hot water, it does very little to help your dark circles or the puffiness under your eyes. Using hot water can actually accentuate the dark circles and puffiness. When hot water touches the blood vessels under the eyes, it causes them to swell and become more prominent, bet you had no idea about that!
Take an Antihistamine
Sometimes, puffiness and dark circles under the eyes can be caused by a release of histamines in the bloodstream, caused by allergens. If this is the case, then the irritation can lead to rubbing and therefore lead to hyperpigmentation. Taking an anti-histamine can lower the levels of histamines in the bloodstream and reduce the puffiness, dark circles and itching in 15 minutes or less.
Use a Good Moisturiser and Dark Eye Eliminating Cream
The perfect cream to use if you would like to eradicate dark circles and puffiness is the ‘Nuriss Eye Perfection Contouring Cream’ our very own Dr Anita, tells us a little about this product; “Our revolutionary anti-aging and dark circle elimination formula, contains an advanced blend of botanical peptides. These peptides improve microcirculation, increasing the flow of blood away from the eyes, which in turn helps reduce the swelling, puffiness and dark circles.”
Use the Correct Makeup Remover
When using a makeup remover, you tend to scrub your eyes to get the eyeliner and mascara off. When scrubbing your eyes, you can cause inflammation as well as damage to the blood vessels sitting directly below the skin. Using cleansing oils are much better than using cleansing waters as the oils tend to melt the makeup off of your eyes and eyelashes with minimal scrubbing.
Use Brightening Creams
Creams which contain arubutin, liquorice extract, vitamin c, daisy extract and kojic acid all affect the production of melanin, without causing sensitive skin. These ingredients help to lighten the skin and reduce the bags and dark circles under your eyes. If these over-the-counter products do not seem to help lighten your dark circles, then consult your doctor or healthcare professional, who may be able to prescribe you some lightening cream which contains the ingredient hydroquinone. Be aware, using prescribed lightening creams can cause irritation, so it is always wise to do a skin patch test before smothering your under eye with them.
Use a Solid Concealer
If you’re looking for an instant fix for getting rid of dark circles under your eyes, then concealer is certainly the answer. If you use the correct concealer, it will not only make you look younger, but it will also help to cover the fact that you had one too many last night. Using a creamy, solid concealer ensures that you have total coverage, and that it doesn’t wear off as quickly as a liquid concealer.
Pick the Correct Colour of Concealer
Urgh, there is nothing worse than seeing a women in the street, who has just done her makeup and has bright white circles all around her eyes. Choosing the correct colour is essential, if you choose a colour that is too light, then you run the risk of looking like a clown or looking caked in makeup. If you choose a colour that is slightly darker than your natural skin, then you can end up having much darker circles under your eyes making you look tired and even older than your years. Pick the colour that matches your skin colour exactly. Using a concealer with peach or rose undertones helps to offset the blue tint under your eyes. Avoid at all costs, concealer which contains a yellow tint as this will only highlight the dark circles under your eyes.
Layer your Concealer
It is essential to apply your concealer in thin layers, one at a time. Begin applying the concealer by placing a little on your finger, tap it on the back of your hand to get rid of the excess and then apply under your eyes. In order to have the most natural appearance, apply the concealer onto the darkest part under your eyes and then blend outwards. It is important to stop blending before reaching the end of the lower lashes as most women over the age of 20 have very fine lines and using concealer can emphasis these fine lines.
Don’t Miss Any Part of your Tzone
If you have dark circles, they usually begin close to your tear ducts. If this is the case, then apply the concealer to the darkest part and blend it downward over the creases of your nose. If you miss a spot, then this will make your makeup look streaky and blotchy, which is never a good look.
Take your Concealer with you
Unfortunately, throughout the day your concealer tends to wear off or crinkle. Reapplying your concealer later on in the day, is a good way to prevent your dark circles from reappearing later on in the day.
Use a Corrector
If your dark circles are especially bad one day, then it may be a good idea to use a corrector before you apply your concealer. Using a peach or rose colour corrector can help to create the perfect base before applying your concealer.
Use the Correct Eye Shadow
If you have very dark circles under your eyes, then using a dark eye shadow will only accentuate these dark circles. Using a nude, shimmery eye shadow can help to lift and brighten your eyes up.
Using a light eyeliner like a peach or cream colour, along the inner water line of your eye is a great way to lighten the eye and reduce noticeable dark circles underneath the eyes.
If you have thick, long lashes then using an eyelash curler is a great way to turn up your eyelashes, preventing them from casting a shadow underneath your eyes. Using an eyelash curler can open up your eyes and minimize the tired look of dark circles.
Get a Professional Laser Treatment
If your dark circles are troublesome and you have found that nothing seems to help, then you may need some help from a professional skincare clinic. Nuriss Skincare Clinic has the answer for you. Check out their treatment options here; Nuriss Treatments.
There are so many simple ways to reduce the dark circles underneath the eyes, follow these steps above and you will be well on your way to looking young and fresh every day.