In my last article, we talked about the natural remedies for under-eye circles.
Now the time has come to also delve into the cosmetic solutions available for dealing with this problem.
Eye creams that are rich in vitamin K and retinol
Dark circles may be caused by a deficiency of vitamin K. Using eye creams containing this particular vitamin will help reduce puffiness and discolouration. Obviously, as with other products, long-term daily use will bring about the greatest effect.
Under-eye circles may not vanish overnight but we can cheat a little using our most trustworthy concealer. When applied correctly, concealer will camouflage dark circles, giving us a fresh and wide-awake look.
Remember! It is important to use a concealer that matches your undertone – namely yellow and peach to cover up bluish circles. And always set your concealer with a light dusting of translucent powder to avoid it smudging and moving around.
Skin patch test
Before using any cosmetics, try a skin patch test first. By doing this you will avoid the likelihood of irritations, rashes or further complications.
Also, try out the following tips in conjunction with any remedy you choose to resort to:
- Drink a lot of water.
- Have a healthy diet enriched with vitamins.
- Don’t drink too many fluids before bedtime as this will contribute to bags under your eyes.
- Be gentle with the skin under your eyes; it is the most delicate part of your body.
- Don’t rub your eyes as this might irritate your skin and break the tiny capillaries underneath your eyes.
- Use sunscreen and wear dark sunglasses to protect your skin from melanin changes.