I have bags. Some have dark circles. They are both hereditary or could be a result of allergies. Dark circles can also be caused by fatigue, sun exposure or pigment irregularities. Not to forgot: they are also due to this overall process called aging! Either way they will make you feel as if you look more tired, older or unhealthy.
Experts say that sleep may be a way to get rid of dark circles: at least 7 to 8 hours a night, preferably with your head propped up on a pillow. Another solution is a cold compress or cold slices of cucumber on your eyes for about 10 minutes. I haven’t done that in a while, but that is a very cheap and effective way to reduce bags too.
Others suggest almond oil and Vitamin E. Massage a mixture of these two underneath your eyes before bedtime, and rinse in the morning with cold water. This is not an instant fix but will give results over time.
Caffeine is currently big in a lot of eye creams. I like the one from The Ordinary The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG review you can layer this under your regular eye cream for best results. An eye cream with Vitamin E would be your best bet. Or an eye cream containing Caffeine like Bioderma Sensibio Gel Eye Contour. It is worth the $20! ROC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream also gets great reviews as well as La Roche Posay’s Pigmentclar Eye Cream for dark circles.
Treat your eyes to a mask every once in a while too. I love Erno Laszlo’s eye patches. Not cheap but very effective! As far as covering them babies up: you can never go wrong with the cult favorite Age Rewind Eraser by Maybelline. Maybelline will tell you to choose brightly and go a shade lighter than your skin tone. Then blend to conceal with the nifty sponge applicator. Seems so simple right?
As we get older I would mess around with powders or “baking” under eyes since these products may settle in our wrinkles and make the situation worse. This goes for bags and dark cirles.
Last but not least: castor oil. It’s think and greasy but a drop of it below the eye can work wonders!
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