Guide to Prevent and Treat Under Eye Circles
There has been many many times I’ve seen women who are in desperate need for help with their “terrible” dark circles and I know it’s so easy to think they are so much worse than they really are. So today I will give some suggestions regarding this problem but don’t take too much stress because dark circles can aggravate with stress !!!
First of all we want to avoid them from happening if at all possible!
- Quit Smoking
- Drink Plenty of Water
- Get your Rest
- Easy on the Sugar & Soda
These are all pretty self explanatory and I’m guessing it’s not the first time you’ve heard any of it but it’s still worth noting.
Next is to identify the type of under Eye dark circle…….Yes, it is of 2 types…!
- Dark Circles
- Puffy Under Eyes
Most of the time the causes go hand in hand but the fixes can be quite different. But it’s also important to note that they aren’t always avoidable. For many of us they are hereditary and can naturally become more prominent with age.
- Tea Bags
Cucumbers/teabags: Cooled and rested on the eyes for 5-15 minutes. These are natural de-puffers and REALLY help get rid of ‘tired eyes’.
Teamine: As far as eye creams go this one is BY FAR the best I’ve ever used for both darkness and puffiness. It makes a NOTICEABLE difference and is well worth getting. I use a touch of it below my eyes before bed. One jar goes a long way.
Injectables: Often times when people use injectables they don’t share about it because it’s somewhat controversial which is too bad because that leaves most of us in the dark. It is expensive but the Bellafill lasts 3-5 years so once you do it you won’t have to worry for a very long time.
- Color Correcting
The final step is makeup.
For dark circles: 95% of the time you can use the IIID Foundation highlight to brighten up and cover the darkness. It’s yellow undertone is fantastic for covering and cutting the dark side.
For under eye bags: I use IIID foundation or highlighting concealer in a pie piece from the inner corner of the eye to the ouster corner and down the side of the nose. That tends to level off the whole area which softens the look of the puffiness. IF you still see a heavy line below the puffiness a trick I love is taking a highlighting pencil or a fine brush and concealer and drawing right on the exact line. Then take a beauty blender and lightly blend. It definitely helps lift and diminish that shadow.