How to Correct and Conceal Dark Under-Eye Cirlces
We’ve all heard of the old cucumbers-over-the-eye trick to relieve under-eye circles. While this will help to cool and refresh the eyes, it won’t do much for the darkness or puffiness.
The skin under the eye is actually the thinnest, so it is most influenced by the in-and-out flow of fluids from the body. Puffy, and dark under-eyes are common after a long, sleepless night, but that isn’t the only cause. Other everyday habits, including rubbing your eyes frequently, going to bed with makeup on, sleeping on your stomach, and excessive drinking can contribute to under-eye bags as well.
Luckily, we have a few remedies to treat this and keep you looking well-rested and beautiful!
- Tea Bags: Soak two teabags in cool water for 5-10 minutes, green tea or English breakfast tea work best. Place one tea bag on each eye and lay back and relax for 15 minutes. Rinse off any residue with cool water to tighten pores. Tea contains tannin and caffeine, and both of these ingredients are suggested to reduce puffiness and built-up fluid around the eye area. It will also cool and freshen your eyes.
- Almond Oil: Place a small amount of almond oil under the eyes and relax back for about 10 minutes. Rinse off excess with cool water. Almond oil helps to activate the cells and remove dark circles, and it is also an excellent “skin food”. It is also suggested to tighten the skin surrounding the eyes and help with sagging!
We also have a few makeup tips to cover stubborn under-eye circles:
- Apply an eye cream daily to hydrate and nourish the skin. Just make sure to wait 10 minutes before applying makeup to allow the cream to soak into the skin.
- After applying primer all over the face, apply dots of concealer lighter than your actual skin tone. Typically a liquid concealer will work better than a stick because it will be less cakey. Blend into the skin, and apply more if necessary. Finish by applying your normal foundation, and dust the face with powder to set your makeup all day.