Dark circles are a common problem with women everywhere. Whether you’re tired, or just have the genetics of a raccoon, covering up the darkness under your eyes can turn into a never ending battle.
Here are some suggestions on how to deal with these babies.
Prevention and Quick Fixes Here are four things you can do — without surgery — to help keep your eyes looking youthful.
- Don’t smoke, and always apply a sunscreen around the eye area. Smoking and exposure to UV rays both weaken collagen and cause premature wrinkling and sagging. The skin under your eyes is already the most thin skin on your body. Don’t age it or damage it recklessly!
- Apply a moisturizer to the eye area nightly. We love Pharmagel’s Eye Prote’. EYE PROTÉ™ contains PERFLUORODECALIN, a highly activated oxygen booster, medically tested and used during eye surgeries for rapid tissue repair. This remarkable ingredient breathes life into cells surrounding the delicate eye contours. The powerful antioxidants and herbal actives in EYE PROTÉ™ re-firm, re-surface, lift and tone the surrounding eye area tissue.
- Add a prescription retinoic acid — the vitamin A cream that goes by the generic name tretinoin— to your daily skin care regimen. “It’s the single best thing you can use to prevent wrinklesand improve existing lines,” Goldburt says.
- To calm puffy eyes, place cold spoons, slices of cucumbers, chilled tea bags, or even a package of frozen peas under your eyes. The cool temperatures — rather than any special properties of cucumbers or peas — reduce swelling. And, yes, placing a hemorrhoid cream under your eyes might help get rid of puffs, too. “We have patients who swear by it,” says Brent Moelleken, MD, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, “but we suggest a retinol eye cream instead.”
- If you are interested in temporarily correcting your dark circles with makeup. Here is a video with some great tips for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gso9oJBs6Wg