How To: Brighten Under Eye Circles
no-sleep season! Under eye circles are a dead giveaway that you haven’t been getting as many hours as you need. Since the last thing your family needs is an excuse to comment about how tired you look, we’ve got makeup artist-approved tips for concealing circles and brightening up your entire face. Keep a highlighter and concealer on hand and you’ll have everyone wondering how you do it!
Under eye circles are a dead giveaway that you haven’t been getting as many hours as you need.
- Get enough sleep: One of the main causes of dark under eye circles is lack of sleep. Aim to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night to help reduce the appearance of under eye circles.
- Drink water: Dehydration can cause the skin around the eyes to appear dull and dark. Make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep your skin hydrated.
- Use a cold compress: Cold compresses can help to constrict blood vessels, which can reduce the appearance of dark circles. Place a cold compress on your eyes for 10-15 minutes at a time.
- Use a natural concealer: Concealers can help to cover up dark circles, but be sure to choose one that is made with natural ingredients. Look for concealers that contain ingredients like vitamin K, which can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
- Use a natural eye cream: Eye creams that contain natural ingredients like vitamin K, caffeine, and hyaluronic acid can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
- Apply tea bags: Green or black tea contains antioxidants that help to reduce inflammation and puffiness. Soak two tea bags in warm water, then place them on your closed eyes for 10-15 minutes.
- Massage with coconut oil: Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles. Massage a small amount of coconut oil around your eyes before bed to help reduce the appearance of dark circles.
- Eat a healthy diet: A diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and antioxidants can help to improve the appearance of dark circles.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes: Constant rubbing can cause irritation and inflammation, which can contribute to dark circles.
- Consult with a dermatologist: If the natural methods don’t work, you should consult with a dermatologist who can recommend other options for treating dark circles.
There are several ways to brighten under eye circles:
Get enough sleep: Lack of sleep can cause dark circles and bags under the eyes. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
Hydrate: Dehydration can cause the skin under your eyes to appear dull and dark. Drink plenty of water and eat foods that are high in water content, such as fruits and vegetables.
Apply a cold compress: Cold temperatures can help to constrict blood vessels and reduce puffiness. Place a cold compress or a bag of frozen vegetables over your closed eyes for 10-15 minutes at a time.
Use a concealer: A concealer can be used to cover up dark circles. Look for one that matches your skin tone and has a yellow undertone to counteract the blue or purple tones of dark circles.
Use a Vitamin K Cream, which can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles by improving blood flow and reducing the buildup of blood pigments under the eyes.
Use a Retinol cream, which can help to boost collagen production and improve skin elasticity, making the skin appear more youthful and bright.
Consult with a dermatologist, if the dark circles persist, there could be an underlying medical condition causing them, such as allergies, eczema, or a thyroid disorder.
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