Tricks to help with your dark circles

March 16, 2014

rabbitNothing is more frustrating than dark circles. Even after using concealer and strategic use of a highlighter, some dark circles just won’t quit. As much as makeup helps, covering up the problem doesn’t exactly get rid of them.

Here are some tricks that will help you deal with your dark circles. They aren’t magic but they will help.

1. Change your diet: If you’ve got excessive puffiness under your eyes, which casts a shadow and makes it look like you’ve got crescent moon-shaped darkness south of your bottom lash line, take a good look at what you’re putting into your body. Salty foods and alcohol cause extreme bloat, so when you cut these out, your skin will be able to rest easy without puffing up. Plus, getting rid of bloat will ease your entire body, not just your eyes.

2. Stop rubbing your eyes:  Friction causes skin pigmentation to darken, so if you’re constantly rubbing your eyes, you’re making matters much worse than they need to be.

3. Sleep propped up: When you’re laying down flat, fluids can build up underneath your eyes. Prop yourself up with an extra pillow or two during the night so that the fluid drains down, taking the excess away from your eye area.

4. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen: If the skin underneath your eyes is dark all on its own, don’t take chances on it becoming darker with age. Every day apply SPF 30 underneath your eyes but avoid actual contact with your eye. The sun can darken the pigmentation around your eye area, making the dark circles worse as you get older.

5. Use your ring finger: When you apply concealer or makeup with your fingers, use your ring fingers as they’re the weakest of the bunch. Less friction is better, so using your weak finger will be much more gentle on your eye area.

6. Cool tea bags: After you’ve finished brewing a cup of tea, put the left over tea bags into the refrigerator for 10 minutes or so to cool them off, then lay down and set the bags over your eyes. Not only will this relax you and force you to rest your eyes for about 15 minutes, but the cool tea bags will also relieve the skin around your eyes, reducing swelling and discoloration.

7. Get a good highlighting cream for dark circles. One which contains glucosamine complex, including Collagen, Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), and Vitamin B5. Great for all over your skin, but especially around your eyes because they help to even out discoloration and boost collagen to reduce fine lines. After continued regular use, your skin will look brighter and smoother. The Easy Eye Solutions, Illuminating Eye Care will help.  Click the link and have a look.

8. Try a neti pot: If your eyes are puffy as a result of allergies or a cold, using a neti pot in your nose will help to get rid of the fluid build up happening around your eyes.

9. Remove makeup: Leaving your makeup on while you sleep will only irritate your eyes and cause fluids to rush to that area. Even if all you have on is mascara or concealer. If you are likely to forget, keep a pack of makeup wipes at your nightstand so you won’t have any excuses.

10. Freeze a spoon for the morning: Dip two metal spoons in water and immediately place in your freezer at night. In the morning, take out the spoons and lay the rounded side against your eyes for about five or ten minutes before you get ready. The cold will help to reduce puffiness and relax the skin before you apply any makeup.

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