No beauty routine is complete without taking care of your under eye circles, but eye cream doesn’t always cut it. Instead, making some lifestyle changes can be the key to getting rid of dark circles and looking your best.
Keep reading to learn expert tips to get the skin around your eyes looking its best!
Dr. Tsippora Shainhouse, a board-certified dermatologist in private practice at SkinSafe Dermatology and Skin Care
, suggests prioritizing sun protection as a way to improve the appearance of your under eye circles and get rid of skin discoloration.
She suggests, "Wear sunscreen and UV-protective sunglasses every day."
Dr. Jennifer Lee, a board-certified dermatologist and spokesperson for the Celavive
skincare line, explains why scrubbing or rubbing the area around your eyes can cause problems.
She explains, "The skin around your eyes is the thinnest and most delicate area of all your body. Never scrub or rub too hard around the eyes."
Adina Mahalli, a hair and skincare expert for Maple Holistics
, explains the importance of hydrating this delicate skin: "Minimizing under-eye circles begin with adequate skin hydration. When your skin is dehydrated it can cause inflammation which enhances under-eye puffiness and circles."
Wondering how to achieve this? She's got you covered: "Hydrated skin is achieved both internally and externally which means that you should be investing in a good quality daily facial moisturizer, as well as drinking plenty of water throughout the day."
Gentle Makeup Remover
Choosing a gentle makeup remover is also essential to improving the look of your under eye circles: "Opt for more natural solutions like carrier oils such as coconut or sweet almond oil. When removing makeup or applying products, be careful not to tug around the eye area but instead to sweep the treatments gently across your face."
Mahalli explains further, "Although it’s great to be diligent with your makeup removal routine, be careful that you’re not using aggressive solutions. What works on the rest of your skin can be too harsh on your eye area."