If there’s anything that will make you look tired, withdrawn and lacking energy, it’s dark circles under the eyes. These will make your eyes look sunken and can even give you the appearance of being ill. It’s often a sign of not looking after yourself, but it can also be genetic, so what’s the best way of reducing dark circles under your eyes?
Good Housekeeping answered our question with some good tips, and we’ve also got a product recommendation which has been hugely effective in rejuvenating the eye area.
1. UV Protection
We’ve often highlighted the importance of sun protection in your skincare, and this is again applicable when it comes to under-eye circles. UV radiation can result in worsening of pre-existing dark circles. It is worthwhile wearing SPF around the eyes and wearing high-quality sunglasses that are able to filter out radiation in an effective manner.
You need to get enough sleep. Loss of sleep results in lacklustre skin and a sallow complexion. If that’s not an excuse to go to bed early, we don’t know what is.
It’s important to watch what you’re eating and drinking if you want your face to look its best. Too much salt and alcohol will dehydrated you, making your eyes puffy and your circles look worse.
If you consistently notice dark circles under your eyes, it might be time to rethink your skincare regime. Switch harsher cleanses, which tend to irritate the delicate skin in the area, with a hydrating, gentle one instead.
Also, if you suspect allergies are exacerbating your under-eye circles, visit your dermatologist, who may be able to prescribe antihistamines, mild topical steroids and recommend patch allergy testing.
One of our best selling products is a godsend for anyone trying to reduce the look of dark circles. Carita Ideal Hydratation Contour Yeux des Lagons — Lagoon Eye Contour is a moisture-diffusing virtual micro-patch which creates a real drop-by drop hydration system, reducing and lastingly preventing wrinkles and fine dehydration lines. This specially formulated to be gentle on the fragile eye contour area, this skincare product visibly fades away dark circles and reduces puffiness, for incredibly rested and radiant eyes.