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The 2-Second Trick For Getting Rid Of Dark Under Eye Circles

November 14, 2016 by Katelyn Holland
shefinds | beauty

Under eye circles aren’t a good look for anyone (except maybe a sexy vampire). But for the everyday woman, dark circles can make her look tired and bored. Unfortunately, it can often be difficult to pin point the cause of dark circles. They can be result of lack of sleep, age, genetics, and even season allergies. No matter what the cause, there’s one quick trick that can help you get rid of under eye circle in a snap.

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For most people, dark under eye circles are a result of thin skin under the eyes. Since the skin is so thin in this area, you can see the purple tint of blood vessels from underneath the skin. In order to reduce the look of blood vessels, apply a cold compact to your eyes. All you need to do is soak a wash cloth in cold water and apply the cloth of your eyes while you are lying down. Applying the cold compress for a few minutes should do the trick. The cold compress will constrict blood vessels reducing the look of dark circles and puffiness.

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Of course, you can always use makeup to quickly conceal your under eye circles. I recommend a creamy, hydrating concealer that offers full coverage and will also brighten the area under your eyes. This will make you look more awake. I’m a huge fan of the Too Faced Born This Way Concealer ($28) hides imprecations and makes dark circles disappear. I set it with the Bésame Cosmetics Brightening Setting Face Powder ($22) and no one can even tell I ever had dark circles. Another trick is to make sure all your makeup is removed! Many times what we think we have dark circles but it’s actually just makeup residue from the day before.

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However, you don’t want to only cover up your under eye circles. You want to take actives steps to prevent them from getting darker over time. You can do this by regularly applying a collagen-building cream. The Dr. Brandt Skincare Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum ($56) is a great option. Creams and serums that are rich in Vitamin C also work to brighten your under eye area. I like the Ole Henriksen Total Truth Vitamin C Eye Crème SPF 15 ($45) because it’s brightening and contains SPF. Sunscreen is critical if you want to protect your skin and prevent dark circles. Since the skin underneath your eyes is so thin, it’s prone to hyperpigmentation and skin cancer. A good eye cream that contains SPF is the best way to prevent this.

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