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Dark circles under the eye are something women hate, they make us look tired, older and unhealthy, and unfortunately, they are quite common. Even when being well-rested, many of us have to deal with dark circles and puffy eyes. The good news is that there are some very good products that actually work and you can improve the appearance of your eye area.
What causes black circles?
They are usually due to genetics or hyperpigmentation, and thin under-eye skin makes the blood vessels more visible hence the darker patches under your eyes. Usually, with the dark circles come the unpleasant puffy eyes and dull skin. Also, as we age, the loss of collagen leaves your skin less firm and elastic.
How to get rid of the unflattering circles
Cooling Eye Patches
Eye patches refresh and hydrate the under-the-eye zone. The Skin Iceland hydro cool firming eye gel is excellent to be used in the mornings to make your under-eye less puffy. The eye patches increase the blood flow by constricting dilated blood vessels. You can keep the patches in the fridge for an extra cooling and tightening effect.
This cooling eye gel comes with a ceramic applicator. Use it with movements from the inner corner of the eye to the outside for drainage while you apply the light blue gel that is excellent to hydrate the skin, giving it a glow.
Shiseido benefiance wrinkleresist 24 contains pure retinol that counteracts the loss of collagen, one of the big causes of dark circles. Leave this mask for 15 minutes for a better effect.
111Skin, a brand developed by Harley Street plastic surgeon Dr Alexandrides, has some amazing products, including the de-puffing eye mask. Leave it in the fridge for excellent results.
La Roche-Posay pigmentclar eyes skin evening corrector contains caffeine, which is excellent to reduce inflammation hence de-puff the under-eye area. The metal applicator can be used from the inner corner of the eye to outside to drain fluid, and it contains a light-reflecting mineral to brighten the dark circles.
Kiehl’s creamy eye treatment moisturizes the delicate skin around the eye and contains an antioxidant that the body transforms into retinol, which diminishes the fine lines.