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The Latest Skin Wisdom from the Skincare Authority herself, Biba De Sousa



Dark Under Eye Circles?  Here's how to reduce them!

Dark circles are most common and genetically found in darker skin types, but can also originate from dehydration, lack of sleep, use of certain medications and kidney disease. 

Dark circles are often of a vascular origin - what appears as dark circles is often a network of small capillaries that are visible because of poor blood flow and thin, transparent skin around the eyes where the capillaries show through.  Impaired nasal breathing and sinus problems can contribute to this problem - this is a particular concern for many allergy sufferers.

Here are some tips to help reduce dark circles under the eyes:


Get Enough Sleep

Lack of sleep can contribute to the appearance of dark circles. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to allow your body to repair and rejuvenate.

Use a Cold Compress

Applying a cold compress, such as chilled cucumber slices or a cold spoon, can help constrict blood vessels and reduce the appearance of dark circles. Place the compress on your closed eyes for 10-15 minutes each day.

Elevate Your Head While Sleeping

Propping up your head with an extra pillow while sleeping can prevent fluid from pooling under your eyes, which can reduce puffiness and minimize the appearance of dark circles.

Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can make dark circles more prominent. Ensure you drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated

Use a Topical Eye Cream

Look for an eye cream specifically formulated to address dark circles like our EYE GEL CREAM. Ingredients like vitamin C, retinol, kojic acid, and peptides can help brighten the under-eye area and reduce discoloration over time. Apply the cream gently using your ring finger, tapping it into the skin.  

Protect Your Eyes From the Sun

Exposure to UV rays can darken the under-eye area. Wear sunglasses with UV protection and apply sunscreen around your eyes to shield them from the sun's harmful rays.

Manage Allergies and Sinus Issues

Allergies and sinus congestion can cause under-eye discoloration. Consult with a healthcare professional to address any underlying allergies or sinus problems.

Avoid Rubbing or Scratching the Under-Eye Area

Rubbing or scratching can irritate the delicate skin under your eyes, leading to inflammation and darkening. Be gentle when removing makeup or applying skincare products in this area.

Use Color Correctors and Concealer

If you need immediate coverage for dark circles, use a color corrector in a shade that counteracts the discoloration. Peach or salmon tones work well for most skin tones. Follow up with a concealer that matches your skin tone to camouflage the darkness.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and antioxidants can improve skin health overall. Regular exercise and managing stress levels also contribute to a healthy complexion.


Remember, while these tips can help reduce the appearance of dark circles, some individuals may have a genetic predisposition or underlying medical conditions that cause persistent dark circles. Unfortunately, despite product claims on many  eye creams, this issue is currently not treatable to the extent that the dark circles will completely go away.

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