So many times we develop under eye circles and don’t even know the cause or the cure for them, it can be frustrating, not to mention destructive of one’s makeup. With this guide, you can learn quick easy fixes for under eye circles.
The Cure: Under Eye bags cast shadows that make you look exhausted no matter how well-rested you are. First, cut out salt and alcohol, which lead to water retention and exacerbate swelling. Sleep on an extra pillow to drain the fluid that can accumulate around the eyes when you’re lying down, and if you still notice puffiness in the morning, try a cold compress. You can chill a teaspoon in ice water, then use it to firmly massage the fluid down and away from their under eye area.
The Cure: To determine whether excess pigment is the culprit behind your dark circles, press on the discoloration. Does the darkness lessen? Then you're probably dealing with blood vessels underneath the skin. If the darkness remains, your dark circles are caused by hereditary pigmentation or sun exposure (or both). The most effective fix: Apply sunscreen right up to your lower lash line every day. You should invest in large sunglasses for further protection. Avoid rubbing your eyes, because friction causes a darkening of the skin.
The Cure: If your dark circles lighten when you press on them, they're likely caused by blood vessels showing through your skin. The thicker your skin, the less visible the vessels will be. Apply a retinoid cream underneath your eyes every night to build collagen and plump your skin. Top the retinoid with a rich eye cream that will reduce potential irritation and further fortify the skin. Allergies can cause the blood vessels underneath the eyes to dilate, worsening shadows
The Cure: When dark circles are created by hollowness under the eyes, the only long-term solution is the injection of a hyaluronic-acid filler to replump the area. Also, an illuminating concealer makes hollow areas look fuller. Don't forget to blend it at the innermost corners of the eyes, which often cast the darkest shadows.