Dark undereye circles are something that everyone experiences once in a while, and this condition can become chronic as you age. Despite how much sleep you get, you may still look in the mirror to see those purplish circles under your eyes.
These circles can make you look tired and older, and it’s normal to want to get rid of them. Unfortunately, this condition can be tough to eradicate or obscure.
Apply a Cold Compress
Under the eye lies a complex and dense gathering of vasculature and capillary veins that circulate blood. Increased vasculature under their eyes can increase dark coloration and make you appear tired.
This condition can benefit from a cold compress. Similar to treating a red or bruised injury, a cold compress can constrict the blood vessels to reduce their appearance on the skin’s surface. The cold temperature will also reduce swelling and help the coloration.
Cucumber Slices or Tea Bags
You can have an at-home spa night on a budget by treating your eyes with cool cucumber slices or cool tea bags. Neither of these treatments have extensive scientific research to back them, but many find that they can give your eyes a rejuvenation boost by minimizing swelling and dark discoloration.
Cucumber slices are a common holistic method to improve the youthfulness of the eyes. Similar to a cold compress, the cold temperature of the cucumber slices can improve swelling.
People also use caffeinated tea bags to reduce their dark eye circles. Getting them wet and letting them cool off in the fridge will give them similar qualities to a cold compress. You can use this method to constrict blood vessels and reduce their appearance on the skin surface. The caffeine can also improve your circulation, which will make your eyes appear brighter and more awake.
Retinoid creams boost your cell turn-over rate and lighten the skin. They also cause your body to produce more collagen, which is the substance that fills out wrinkles, scars, and other dips to make you look younger. Retinoids creams are powerful skincare products, so you should be careful when applying them. Most require a doctor’s prescription. Always read the instructions carefully before using them, and always wear sunscreen after, as the cream can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
Those who don’t want to undergo Los Angeles facial cosmetic surgery can try to cover up the appearance of dark spots. Many makeup artists are skilled at hiding even the darkest undereye circles through the strategic use of concealer.
Pick a creamy concealer that matches your skin tone, or even a shade lighter. You want to make sure that your undertone, usually pink or yellow, matches the concealer as well so that it looks more natural on your skin. Then, you can pack to concealer onto the darker spot while blending it out and minimizing its use on the area surrounding it to “fill in” the dark spot.
One method of ridding your eyes of their dark circles long-term is to use dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm. Facial fillers in Los Angeles can be injected into the tear trough or orbital hollowing under the eye, filling out those tricky spots with a natural substance. Fillers can obscure the blood vessels that are causing your undereye circles for up to 9 months!