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The Real Way to Get Rid of Dark Circles (hint: it’s not sleep)

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Do you ever feel that your dark circles are getting worse? It’s not the lack of sleep or the stress of adulting. Find out what causes dark circles and how to finally get rid of them for good.

The real cause of dark circles

Dark circles aren’t caused by lack of sleep, but your skin tone. If you are fair and the skin under your eyes is thin, you can see the blue and purple veins underneath. They just look worse when you haven’t slept because the extra fluid makes the blood vessels swell. If you have dark skin, you may have extra pigment under your eyes and on your eyelids.

Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles

Here are the ingredients to look out for.

  • Topical retinoids to thicken the skin around the eye
  • Hyaluronic acid, peptides and ceramides to plump up the skin
  • Vitamin A, C and E to lighten the skin and control pigmentation
  • Caffeine to constrict the blood vessels

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Aestier by DR’s Secret Eye Cream

Contains 7 botanical extracts to boost collagen production and the eye. They also have a special patented formula, Argireline®, and AGF-ComplexTM, that act just like peptides. Goodbye dark circles and fine lines!

Annie’s Way – Asiatic Pennywort Herb Brightening Eye Cream

Annie’s Way Brightening Eye Cream

The centenella extract boosts blood flow to the capillaries under your eye. Your dark circles disappear, and your eyes look fresh and less tired. Other ingredients firm and tighten the skin around the eyes.

Fashion TV Cosmetics PeptideEye Cream 

Olvev oil, jojoba seed oil, and gingko biloba leaf extracts all make the skin around your eyes thicker and firmer. The really thin formula is also perfect for applying on your eyes right before concealer.

Methode SWISS – Thermal Oxygen Overnight Eye Mask

Methode SWISS Thermal Oxygen Overnight Eye Mask

We love using this! It helps lighten dark circles and even controls puffiness. Glide the applicator under your eye and you’ll feel and look better instantly.

Aesthetic Treatments for Dark Circles

Dark circles can look worse as we grow older because we lose fat around the cheekbones. This can cast shadows around our eyes. Hyaluronic acid fillers can help bring back volume – and your cheekbones will look more defined, too!

Laser procedures can also help treat dark circles, but since some lasers can worsen hyperpigmentation, it’s best to ask your aesthetic doctor if that’s the best option for you. You may need two to three sessions to see a difference.

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