Dark circles are not a serious problem, but they make you look tired, older, and unhealthy. There are many causes why you have dark circles under your eyes, such as:
- Hay Fever
- Rubbing eyes
- Sun exposure
- Pigmentation irregularities
- Contact dermatitis
Another common reason for dark circles is the natural aging process. When you get older, you lose fat and collagen, making your skin thin. This could lead to making the blood vessels under your eyes more visible.
Also, it is common as people age to have puffy eyelids or hollows under their eyes. Usually, these changes can appear as dark circles under the eyes.
How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles
If you want to eliminate or reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes, you can try some of these remedies.
- Sleep - Try to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night.
- Elevation - Put extra pillows under your head, when you sleep, to lessen the puffiness in your lower eyelids.
- Sun - Avoid sun exposure to your face. You can try SKIN & LAB Fre-C Sun Lotion to shield your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays with hydrating results.
- Cucumber - Place chill slices of cucumber on the dark circles for 10 minutes.
- Cold - A cold compress can lessen of the dark circles by constricting the blood vessels
- Moisturisers - Many moisturisers can help you with the dark circles under your eyes. You can try INNISFREE Jeju Orchid Eye Cream, which moisturises and revitalises your eyes as it contains powerful antioxidants.
- Tea Bags - Soak two tea bags in warm water and then chill them in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Place a bag on each eye for five minutes.
How To Cover Up Under-Eye Dark Circles
For making those dark circles disappear, follow these five simple tricks.
1. Apply Makeup Primer
Start by applying a makeup primer to make your skin smooth for a seamless makeup application. Besides, a primer can make the rest of your makeup last longer to avoid having your dark circles to uncover later in the day.
Our favorite makeup primer is INNISFREE No Sebum Blur Primer, which works to smooth and perfect your skin. It works well with all foundations and mattifies, smooths, and prepare your skin. Besides, it reduced shine and oil, and give a no-makeup look.
2. Use Colour Corrector
If you have too much discolouration, you need a colour corrector to balance your skin’s pigment. When you apply a corrector, you prevent your concealer from looking darker than the rest of your face.
Choose the right colour corrector:
- For red hues, use a green colour corrector
- For purplish-blue, try a reddish colour corrector
- If the area is not discoloured, try a purple colour corrector to brighten your complexion.
3. Choose The Right Concealer
It is essential to select an under-eye concealer that is right for your skin tone or foundation. Remember that lighter colours reflect light, so it is an excellent idea to use one shade lighter than your skin tone.
Make sure to use a concealer design for the face to prevent dryness around the eyes. Concealers such as THE SAEM Cover Perfection Tip Concealer SPF28+ offers the most coverage. It is available in three shades, and it is perfect for pale to medium complexions. The coverage of this concealer is excellent so that you can use it instead of foundation.
4. Master Concealer Application
Many people make the mistake of applying concealer first and then use foundation. But, the key is to apply products in this order:
- Colour correctors
Tap gently the concealer with your fingers, a brush, or a beauty sponge. Be careful, since an aggressive tapping can irritate the delicate eye area. Do not apply too much as it could look discolour or too light. Remove any excess with a makeup sponge. Make sure to blend it perfectly.
5. Hide Bags Under Your Eyes
If you have bags under your eyes, avoid applying a light concealer to the entire area, as this could accentuate the puffiness. Your best option is to brush concealer along the line under the bag only. Doing this will visually flatten the area, and a foundation such as MEMEBOX Pony Effect Everlasting Cushion Foundation SPF50+ may be the only other coverage you need.