We all know what it’s like to wake up in the morning with dark circles beneath our eyes. Dark circles appear for many different reasons. They could be the unfortunate result of genetics, the loss of collagen in the skin due to age, or inflamed blood vessels caused by seasonal allergies. Whatever the source, the result is the same: you look worn out.
Luckily, there are several easy ways to help remove dark eye circles. Here are a few easy tricks!
Apply eye cream.
For a quick cover-up, apply a bit of eye cream, wait for it to dry, and then top with concealer. Our eye surround cream is a great option for hydrating the delicate, dry skin beneath the eyes. Not only will this cream help remove dark eye circles, it will also help to reduce puffiness and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Sleep on your back.
Gravity causes excess fluids to pool underneath your eyes, which means if you’re sleeping on your side or your stomach, you’re more likely to have dark eye circles in the morning. Sleeping on your back, and even adding an extra pillow, reduces the collection of fluid beneath your eyes, therefore eliminating bags and dark circles.
Remove makeup before bed.
While it’s tempting when you’re tired to just fall asleep with your makeup on, the chemicals can make your eyes water, causing puffiness and dark circles in the morning. Using a simple cleanser, like one of our purifying cleansers, will not only remove impurities, but hydrate your skin as well.
Curb your alcohol intake.
Drinking an excess amount of alcohol can weaken the skin beneath your eyes, drawing moisture out of the skin and leaving it dark and puffy. Curbing your alcohol intake to a glass of wine or less can go a long way in preventing those dark eye circles. If you do drink more alcohol at night, drinking water and applying a light moisturizer like our eye surround cream before bed will help reduce dark circles and puffiness in the morning.
Treat your eyes to a cooldown.
Did you know that cooling your eyes reduces puffiness and dark circles? That’s right! A cooldown can be as simple as washing your face in cold water or as luxurious as an afternoon nap with sliced, cool cucumbers over your lids. Either way, you’re sure to look and feel brighter than ever.