11 ways to get rid of dark circles under the eyes

We say “no” to bruises and bags under the eyes with the help of simple secrets and proven means.

11 способов избавиться от темных кругов под глазами

Photo2016 Christian Vierig

“Bags” and “bruises” in the area around the eyes are a cosmetic problem that worries almost everyone to one degree or another. The main culprits of these misfortunes are the age factor (the skin loses elasticity, and edema forms more and more often) and heredity (your skin cells may simply be prone to dense fat deposits). Secondary — dehydration, lack of sleep, allergic reactions, hormonal imbalance, poor nutrition, bad habits. In general, even those of us who usually do not have “bags” under our eyes can easily get them during a cold or seasonal malaise. We list effective methods of combating “panda eyes”.   

  • Wash your face with cool water. Hot aggravates puffiness and highlights dark circles. If you are tolerant enough to low temperatures, use an ice cube to tone the face and periorbital area (if there are vascular meshes and burst capillaries on the face, wrap the ice with cling film). To remove makeup, use oil-based products: they quickly dissolve eyeliner, mascara and shadows, without irritating the skin.
  • Check your remedy: sometimes skin care around the eyes causes swelling. Sometimes anti-wrinkle cosmetics can cause allergies. If there is even the slightest suspicion that the swelling is associated with a new cream or gel, do not use it for at least 4-5 days and see if there will be a difference.

11 способов избавиться от темных кругов под глазами

  • Use an eye cream with retinol, which enhances the production of collagen and smoothes the skin. All preparations with vitamin A and its derivatives increase the blood flow to the tissues, compacting them and thus making the “darkening zones” less noticeable. Apply a small amount of the product to the area under the eyes and gently drive it into the skin. Keep in mind that retinol does not work immediately: sometimes it takes 10 to 12 weeks for visible results to appear.

  • Choose products with caffeine to reduce puffiness under the eyes – it soothes blood vessels and helps to remove excess fluid. An easier option is to briefly put chilled tea bags to your eyes (two bags of black tea – it contains caffeine and tannins – moisten with water and put in the freezer for a few minutes).

11 способов избавиться от темных кругов под глазами

  • Reduce the consumption of alcohol and salty food – both retain fluid in the body and contribute to the formation of edema. By the way, the products that contribute to its excretion include watermelon, cucumbers, celery and parsley. On the other hand, one of the causes of dark circles under the eyes may be dehydration, so it is better to replenish the norm of clean drinking water per day (about 1-1.5 liters) daily.
  • “Bruises” under the eyes can provoke hyperpigmentation caused by an overdose of the sun or hormonal failures. Use a lightening cream for the periorbital area, but do not apply it too close to the mucosa – such products usually contain powerful active ingredients.

11 способов избавиться от темных кругов под глазами

  • If more serious measures are required to combat circles under the eyes, you can try laser therapy. This procedure breaks down fat deposits under the eyes and smoothes the skin, which as a result brightens significantly. Another procedure for healthy rested eyes is intensive phototherapy. It is based on an active effect on problem areas with pulses of high-intensity filtered light, as a result of which fat deposits are broken down and the skin is smoothed.

  • Normalize sleep. A full rest is not only an eight-hour rest, but also the correct position of the body in bed. When you sleep on your side or on your stomach, the force of gravity attracts liquid under your eyes, and this forms dark circles. Try to train yourself to sleep on your back. Another way to improve the quality of sleep is to take an extra pillow to lift your head and ensure the outflow of fluid from your face.

11 способов избавиться от темных кругов под глазами

  • Finally, the cause of dark circles may be the structure of the face, for example, deep-set eyes. This problem can be solved with the help of fillers with hyaluronic acid (filling the “voids”, they level the surface and painful shadows disappear) or masking with cosmetics. So, when making up the upper eyelid, choose dark-colored eyeliner: it will distract attention from problematic moments and make the eyes bright and lively. For the lower eyelid, a body pencil is useful: if you bring them a slimy contour, it will add radiance to the look, and dark circles will become less noticeable.
  • You can mask the signs of fatigue and lack of rest with a concealer. It is best to use cream texture products: they are more resistant and provide a dense coating. Take a concealer based on yellow if dark circles under the eyes turn purple, and peach when they are brownish. Apply concealer to the triangular area under the eyes and drive it into the skin with light patting movements. It is better to start from the darkest place, gradually moving towards lighter areas. Do not come close to the growth line of the lower eyelashes – close to the ciliary edge, everyone has wrinkles that will be clogged with concealer and become much more noticeable.

Our choice: remedies for “bags” and “bruises” under the eyes

1/34 Le Micro-Sérum de Rose Eye Cream with Granville Rose extract and applicator of 10 ceramic pearls, Dior Prestige

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