If you're like most women, dark circles under your eyes have been a skin issue at one point or another. You may feel tired and wonder how to get rid of them. Well, there are a few things you can do to help make those pesky circles disappear. Just follow these simple tips and you'll be on your way to looking brighter-eyed and bushy-tailed in no time!


What causes dark circles under my eyes?

Let's look at the underlying causes behind dark circles. There are a variety of factors at play when it comes to developing dark circles under your eyes. First off, the area around your eyes is very delicate and can show signs of aging and wear faster than other parts of the body. Secondly, genetics may also influence the appearance of dark circles, as well as whether you're getting enough sleep, managing your stress, and maintaining a healthy diet.

But there are other things going on behind the scenes, too. As you age, the skin around your eyes becomes more fragile and the fat deposits in that area decrease. This can lead to thinner skin, which causes the many blue blood vessels underneath your eyes to show through the skin. Another factor in developing dark circles is constant rubbing or tugging of the eye area, which can weaken the skin over time.

Now that you know the possible causes, let's look at a few tips for reducing the appearance of dark under-eye circles.


Use An Eye Cream That Targets Signs Of Aging

A natural result of aging is a decrease in collagen production which can contribute to the development of dark under-eye circles. Fight back with a plumping and firming eye cream routine that fits your needs.

The ELEMIS ULTRA SMART Pro-Collagen Eye Treatment Duo visibly brightens dark circles and smooths deep-set lines to reveal younger-looking eyes. The duo includes a morning eye balm that targets puffiness, brightens dark circles, and tightens the skin around the eye area. The texture of the balm also makes it an ideal smoothing under-eye makeup primer. The evening eye cream intensely hydrates and plumps the delicate skin around the eyes while you sleep!


Re-Plump The Under-Eye Skin With A Contouring Cream

If a routine is too much for your schedule, opt for a one-product solution. Select an eye cream that re-densifies, plumps, and firms the skin around the eyes. A powerful ingredient to look for is active plant stem cells. This ingredient works well with our skin to strengthen and hydrate it. A customer favorite is the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Definition Eye & Lip Contour Cream which uses scientifically proven plant stem cells to help to re-densify aging skin and tighten the collagen network around the eyes and vertical lip lines – leaving those troublesome areas more plump.


Brighten Your Under-Eye Area

In addition to using a specially targeted cream to reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles, incorporate a brightening product into your regimen, like the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask which uses next-generation Flash Filler Hyaluronic Acid, wrinkle-reducing Watermelon Snow Algae, and antioxidant-rich Bush Clover to instantly hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, and fatigue. In other words, say goodbye to tired eyes and hello to bright eyes!


Use SPF (Every Single Day)

We cannot say this enough! The best approach is always prevention. This includes sun protection. Regularly using sunscreen helps protect the sensitive skin around the eyes from further damage and thinning which helps keep dark circles in check long-term. A simple hack is to use a moisturizer with SPF. It is a small daily act that can save you a world of skin issues. 


Tags: skincare, eye care, anti-aging
Categories: Skin & Body Care, How-Tos