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Ever wanted to get rid of those annoying dark circles under your eyes, but to no avail?
The secret could all be in the humble concealer, but not the standard formula that we’re all accustomed to using.
Orange or salmon coloured concealer is actually ideal for dark circles since it cancels out dark lines in all skin tones.
The way that these concealers work is by balancing out the cool tones of the skin, especially if you’re suffering from chronic dark circles, or even skin discolouration.
Shop our favourite orange/salmon coloured concealers from luxe to less:
Giorgio Armani Master Corrector, $53.69
An ultra-lightweight, liquid concealer which brightens dark spots, and gives your face an instant glow. Use it to contour your entire makeup for a dramatic evening look, or hide hyper-pigmentation spots with ease.
Laura Mercier Under Eye Perfecter, $36
A bright pop of orange is perfect for this little compact product which easily removes unwanted dark circles from both the face and body. Use it under your makeup, and buff it in with your fingers or a stippling brush for ultimate coverage.
Bobbi Brown Corrector, $34.42
Carry this lightweight colour corrector in your purse to touch-up any spots throughout the day, and give your face a genuine glow. Apply with your fingers directly onto the skin, and dab until it sets.
Natio Pure Mineral Dark Circle Corrector, $14.95
Give your visage a subtle glow with this liquid corrector which melts flawlessly into the skin. Set the liquid with a powder if your skin is on the oily side, to prevent sheen throughout the day.
e.l.f Studio Corrective Concealer, $3.00
Don’t let the cheap price fool you, this product is amazing at cancelling out those darker dimensions of your face. Mix the colours together to find a perfect shade for your skintone.
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Does your skin ever get those annoying dark spots which don’t seem to go away, even with makeup?
The odds are, that your skin is probably suffering from some type of hyperpigmentation which is actually most common for women in their early thirties, due to skin damage and other sun related spots. If you’ve seen your dermatologist but to no avail, try these tips to manage your hyperpigmentation rather than aggravate it over time
The act of face mapping is an age-old practice which determines that certain breakouts across the face are deeper connected with the body. Rather than giving your skin a topical cream for the outside, you will also be placed on a routine which will cleanse your body from the inside – where it counts.
A homemade scrub derived from natural ingredients is one of the easiest and most effective ways to treat your skin. Turmeric, lemon, and banana are all natural ingredients which help to detoxify the skin and work on all skin types to unblock pores.
Change your diet
Who knew that high concentrations of dark spots could be linked to a bad diet? In order to help your skin shine from the inside out, it’s important to keep a healthy, balanced diet. Remember to drink lots of water to keep hydrated and increase your intake of antioxidants.
Depending on your skin type, it’s important to lightly exfoliate about once a week to remove any dead or dry skin cells. Smog, humidity, and even pollution in the air can all lead to blocked pores and gently exfoliating (even with a facial scrub) is the best way to detox your skin.
If you’ve grown increasingly dependant on wearing makeup and applying too much skincare on a daily basis, then this could also be your downfall. Allow the skin to regenerate itself and breathe by letting its natural oils shine through whenever you’re just relaxing at home. In time, it will find its own rhythm, and you will find that all those serums, scrubs and cleansers won’t be required as much.
In terms of makeup, use a lighter foundation such as a skin perfecter or BB cream which will enhance your features, not conceal them completely. They are typically lighter on the skin and feature a solid amount of SPF to protect against the suns harmful rays.
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