Maybe you’ve been pulling a lot of extra hours lately or you can’t seem to get a good night of sleep. Or perhaps all of that holiday activity and excitement has finally caught up with you. Whatever the reason, one thing is clear: you’re exhausted. Whenever you feel especially drained, it can take a toll on your emotional health. Guess what? This level of exhaustion can also show up on your face…. like underneath your eyes, for example. Dark under eye circles happen to all of us at some point or another. However, they don’t have to be the focal point of your oh-so-stunning face. Instead of piling on more and more makeup to mask those under eye circles, it is a good idea to find ways to deal with this pesky beauty problem. Here are some solutions that tackle dark under eye circles. They can help you regain that well-rested glow in no time.
Determine The Cause
To properly deal with under eye circles, you’ll need to do more than just cover them up. You also need to minimize their appearance. You can do this by determining the cause. Are you getting enough sleep? Have you been dealing with a lot of stress lately? Is your diet lacking? There are a number of lifestyle factors that may be contributing to those dark circles. Really take a minute to think about what the cause may be and do your best to find solutions. On average, you should be aiming for 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. (Even though many of us claim to function "just fine" on 5 or 6!) Plus, you’ll need a balanced diet that is rich in vitamin B6. Be sure to choose foods like chicken, salmon, and broccoli at your next meal. If you’re still looking for ways to reduce the appearance of under eye circles, increase your intake of water. Dehydration is directly linked to those irritating dark circles, so drink an extra glass or two of water if you really want to see a difference.
Use Products That Minimize The Appearance
If you’re dealing with dark under eye circles, all is not lost. There are both natural solutions and store bought products that can help. When it comes to at-home fixes, you can use cucumber slices or a frozen spoon. Place them directly over the under eye area and hold it in place for several minutes. This will instantly reduce the appearance of puffy and tired looking under eyes. For more than a quick fix, aim for a product-based solution instead. You’ll want to look for a good eye cream. Whatever you choose, make sure that it has vitamin K and retinol, as both of these can reduce discolouration under the eyes and get rid of the puffiness that often goes along with it. Apply the cream in the morning before you put on your makeup and at night before you go to bed. Over time, you will start to see those results.
Apply Makeup Thoughtfully
Apply Makeup Thoughtfully
When you have dark under eye circles, your first instinct is often to wear more makeup. Unfortunately, when you layer on tons of different products, you can make the under eye area look cakey. Not only is this unflattering, but it draws more attention to the discolouration. That is why it is so important to be thoughtful about makeup application. Don’t just reach for every face product you own. Be sure to think about what will really help. Need a little advice? The first thing you’ll need to do is ditch those thick, heavy, or weighty under eye concealers. They can make your makeup look unnatural and cause your dark circles to be more obvious. Also, be sure that you’re not choosing a matte concealer. Use something that is semi-sheer and brightening instead. This will lift the under eye area. In an instant, you’ll look like you had the best sleep of your life! It is also a good idea to consider the colour of those dark circles. If they are bluish, reach for a peach toned concealer. If the circles are purple, choose a yellow toned concealer instead.
Under eye circles don’t have to be the end of the world. You just need to know how to deal with them. By making changes to your lifestyle, using the right products, and applying makeup thoughtfully, those dark circles will be a thing of the past.How do you tackle dark under eye circles?