Here’s how the experts get your sparkle back.
Dark under eye circles can be really frustrating. For a lot of people, it doesn’t matter if they had a good night’s sleep or not, that blue-ish shade right under their eyes just won’t budge.
It can make you look fatigued and sometimes even sick, prompting friends and colleagues to make well-meant but annoying comments on how you should sleep more.
But contrary to popular belief, dark circles actually don’t have much to do with a lack of sleep, but are mostly genetic. As the skin around the eyes is a lot thinner than on the rest of our faces, blood vessels are easier to see and appear blue or purple. There isn’t a whole lot that can be done to permanantly rid yourself of dark circles, so concealing them is usually the best route to a more perked-up appearance.
However, for those genetically cursed with quite severe dark circles, even the best concealer often isn’t enough to cover the area, and if applied wrong, can actually make matters worse, as it can highlight instead of conceal.
Covering dark under eye circles like a pro actually involves four steps, and while it might take a few more minutes than just applying concealer, the result will be well worth it if you follow this failsafe routine…
1. Hydrate the eye area
In order to keep dark under eye circles from getting worse due to ageing, thinning skin, the skin needs to be hydrated and nourished every day. Applying an eye cream that’s nourishing and brightening should therefore be your first step when trying to conceal dark circles.
Clinique State Education Manager Kerry Stenzler suggest using Clinique’s Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector whose metal tip cools the area helping to de-puff it.