Wondering how to rid yourself of stubborn dark circles under your eyes? You’re not alone. It’s a common skin concern that is caused by many factors. Firstly, let us address what actually causes these pesky dark circles.
What causes dark circles under your eyes?
Dark circles can be the result of hereditary and lifestyle factors.
Common lifestyle factors:
- Lack of sleep
- Seasonal allergies
- Pigmentation in the skin
- Ageing rate
So now you know what’s causing those dark circles, what can you do about them?
Sleep 8 hours per night
The most obvious culprit is lack of sleep. Even missing out on an hour of your usual slumber can make the area under your eyes dark. The truth is, a lack of sleep can affect your overall skin appearance – they don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing!
Without enough of it, your skin will become dull and pale which allows the dark blood vessels to under the skin to show.
The very best way to stay on top of your sleep hygiene is to make it a priority. Commit to turning in the same time each night. Stay away from sensory stimuli (phones, TV’s, coffee) in the evening and make your nightly routine a calming one.
You’ll notice a difference not just in your skin health but in your overall mood stat!
Dehydrated skin looks duller and as a result, allows skin discolouration to shine through. Cue heavy, dark circles. To combat this you need to address both your skin health and your inner health.
Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day is imperative to keeping your body happy and healthy so make this your goal.
For your skin, you should choose products that help your skin retain moisture such as our Boost Balancing Moisturiser. Also, add a serum to turbocharge that hydration. We suggest our Acai Berry Active Antioxidant Serum to protect your skin against environmental stressors and hydrate at the same time.
Increase Vitamin C Intake
Did you know collagen production will keep dark circles and fine lines at bay? Vitamin C kickstarts the process of collagen production internally and keeps it working for you. Nature really does provide everything you need to stay gorgeous! Simply include these nutritious superfoods in your diet and you’ll notice a difference.
- Kiwi fruit
- Dark Green Vegetables
- Pumpkin Seeds
Apply Frozen Cucumber To Your Eyes
You’ve likely seen this little trick feature in movies and in your favourite beauty magazine but that’s because it works! Applying a cold compress (aka frozen cucumber slices!) can help reduce swelling and shrink the dilated blood vessels under your eyes.
Simply slice a cucumber in thick slices and allow them to freeze for half an hour before applying them to your eyes. Lie down for 10 minutes and enjoy the peace! Repeat as needed.
Add an eye serum to your beauty routine
Beauty really does start from within but that’s not to say a great eye serum isn’t a crucial step in reducing the appearance of puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.
Our Rescue Eye Treatment is a high performing, hydrating, anti-ageing plant-based eye gel enriched with acacia senegal gum which provides a visible lifting and firming effect on the delicate eye area. In fact, Ancient Egyptians used it to treat wounds, inflamed tissue and burns it’s that effective!
You’ll also find some of our signature hero ingredients like Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Eyebright Extract, Horsetail Extract and Licorice Root which when used in conjunction, work their magic to calm puffy skin and smooth fine lines.
Better still, in clinical tests, 77% of testers said it reduced puffiness, 71% noticed dark circles were less visible, 87% said it improved hydration and 83% said it left their skin feeling softer. Pretty impressive right?!
It’s a must-have in your beauty routine that’s for sure!
Bottom line? If you want healthy, supple skin start from the inside and work your way out. Your inner beauty is always more important than physical appearance.
Be beautiful, be you x
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