Here’s How You Can Get Rid Of Your Your Dark Circles For Good

Farewell, panda eyes

Always wear sunblock
04 Jul 2016

Always wear sunblock

The skin beneath your eyes is really thin and especially susceptible to sun damage – so make sure you wear sunblock on the under-eye area to prevent pigmentation. Choose a stick formula, like Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen, so it won’t migrate and sting your eyes.


Be gentle when removing makeup
04 Jul 2016

Be gentle when removing makeup

Do you find yourself rubbing off stubborn waterproof eye makeup at the end of the day? This action may be causing inflammation and capillary damage, which can worsen dark circles. Use water-based removers like Clarins Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover that are great for getting rid of eye makeup with the least amount of rubbing.

Start using a retinoid
04 Jul 2016

Start using a retinoid

Retinoids are skin-smoothing forms of vitamin A that can help to fade pigment and increase collagen production to make skin less transparent, so under-eye circles will appear less obvious. Look for a retinoid cream that is specially formulated for the eye area (usually with a lower retinoid concentration), like Strivectin Advanced Retinol Eye Treatment. 

Wash your face with lukewarm water
04 Jul 2016

Wash your face with lukewarm water

Avoid washing your face with hot water as it can worsen the puffiness of skin, and accentuate dark circles. For best results, wash your face with lukewarm water and use cool water as a final rinse before gently patting dry with a clean towel.

More sleep, less partying
04 Jul 2016

More sleep, less partying

You can’t really get rid of dark circles if you continue to suffer sleep deprivation. Other habits to change include a diet of salty food and frequent drinking – salt and alcohol are dehydrating, which can cause your skin to become puffy and in turn cause your circles to look worse. 

Control your allergies
04 Jul 2016

Control your allergies

If you have allergies, the histamines released in your body may be causing capillaries under your eyes to become swollen or broken. This may trigger itching, which may encourage eye-rubbing – ultimately worsening the panda eyes problem. See your doctor and request for an oral antihistamine to halt the reaction. 

Consider medical treatment
04 Jul 2016

Consider medical treatment

Hyaluronic acid fillers can be injected to plump the hollows that are casting shadows under your eyes, so your lower lids no longer have that sunken-in and shadowy look. Make sure you consult a dermatologist before going for the procedure.

There are many different factors that cause dark under-eye circles – sleep deprivation, oversleeping, medication, excessive rubbing of eyes and even sleeping on your stomach are potential causes for those dreaded panda eyes. Click through above to find out how to minimise discolouration of your under-eye shadows for good! 

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