Fact: the only woman in the world who can make dark circles look chic is Kristen Stewart. For everyone else, there are more than enough cold compresses, color correctors, and retinoid products to go around!
Desperately want to shake off your “barely alive” vibe? We feel your pain. Feast your eyes on six ways to vanish dark circles (now!).
- Getting Enough Rest
Even though getting enough rest sounds like such cliché advice, it’s really not. You might be surprised to find out that skipping out on your sleep time can make your dark circles appear even darker.
Lack of sleep dries out your body, making the skin under your eye thinner. This makes your dark discoloration pop. Try applying oil or eye cream before bed. Just make sure that your eye products aren’t too heavy, which can make dark circles look worse.
- Applying a Cold Compress
Dark circles, meet cold compress. As the natural enemy of dark circles, cold compresses also work extremely well on swollen, puffy eyes. Almost anything can be used as a cold compress, including:
- Ice packs
- Jade rollers
- Washcloth-wrapped ice cubes
Sit back and watch your dark circles melt away!
- Using a Color Corrector
Anyone can use a color corrector, but can you use it well? If so, then finding the perfect shade to color correct your dark circles should be a breeze. Our general rule of thumb is to:
- Pair darker skin with peachy, rusty color correctors
- Pair olive skin with green or yellow color correctors
- Pair fairer skin with pink color correctors
Apply a color corrector before adding your favorite foundation or concealer and finish up with powder. Voilà!
- Doing a Liver Detox
Did you know that dark circles can point to a liver problem? When your liver gets backed up, it’s unable to detoxify itself. The result: dark eye circles.
For a healthy liver detox, add herbs such as milk thistle and dandelion to your diet. Your liver will thank you!
- Trying Retinoid Products
Tried retinoid products yet? If not, you should. That’s because retinoid can erase dark circles in a pinch, boosting cell turnover in the process.
But here’s the catch: although retinoid can make your skin thinner at first, it’ll plump up again soon. Hello, bright eyes and bye-bye dark circles!
- Protect and Brighten Your Skin
If you truly want to protect your skin, then you should invest in some vitamin C products. Filled with skin-brightening qualities, there’s no harm in adding vitamin C infused eye cream or eye oil to the mix.
Pro tip: you can even add vitamin C powder to your eye moisturizer to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
Having pigmentation issues? You might as well throw some SPF into your shopping cart while you’re at it. Not only will this stop dark circles in their tracks, but it’ll brighten your skin too!
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