24 Jun Easy Ways to Get Rid of Dark Circles
They say our eyes are the window to the soul but in beauty terms, they’re often the window to our age. Dark circles are one of the biggest contributing factors to how old we look, how tired we might look and they can even give an indication of our overall health and well-being.
There are a number of things that can cause dark circles from simple genetics to not getting enough sleep, dehydration and even allergies. The skin around our eyes is extra thin making the blood vessels underneath more visible and leaving the surface looking darker.
While using a targeted eye cream will go a long way in reducing the appearance of dark circles and preventing them in the future, there are plenty of other angles you can be attacking them from for a more effective routine..
Micro-needling causes tiny micro-injuries to the top most layers of our skin. In a response to help repair those injuries, our bodies begin to produce more collagen which can leave the under-eye area looking plumper, hydrated and minimising the look of dark circles. Of course, it’s best to leave the micro-needling to the professionals, especially around the delicate eye area.
Use a Jade Roller
Inflammation can be a cause of dark circles as blood pools in the area. Jade rolling helps to drain the blood vessels and increase circulation for lighter looking under-eyes and also fewer fine lines.
Peach Toned Concealer
Throwing it back to high school art class and the magic of the colour wheel, using a peach toned concealer helps to neutralise the purple and dark blue tones of dark circles making your regular concealer more effective. The trick is to start light and slowly build coverage to avoid the area looking cakey.
Improve Your Quality of Sleep
Telling you to simply get more sleep is unrealistic for most but it can be easy to improve your quality of sleep. Getting a better night’s sleep will help to aid in the drainage process of the blood underneath our eyes which in turn minimises the look of dark circles. Some tips include using an eye mask and ear plugs to sleep in complete darkness and silence, taking herbal supplements that promote sleep, reducing your caffeine in-take in the afternoons and evenings and not eating within 2-3 hours of sleeping.
Use Hyaluronic Eye Patches
Because it holds 1000x its weight in water, hyaluronic acid is a great choice to keep the eye area hydrated and preventing dark circles. Eye patches can also reduce inflammation and puffiness that aids in the quest to look more awake and younger around the eye area.