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Dark Circles

Under-eye discolorations can stem from childhood and may be a typical facial feature. They can also be a sign of aging skin and premature aging. Skin discolorations tend to appear when the area is congested; they can also emerge from sun damage and get darker as we get older. The skin under the eye gets thinner as we age. Thin skin is a prevalent complaint. It takes time to undo discolorations that appear from have thin areas. While there is no easy cure-all fix, you can minimize the dark circles' look and brighten up the under-eye area. fade under-eye dark cirlces

How to Fade the Look of Dark Circles:

  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet so that you make sure you are getting the right nutrition.
  • Conceal with a light-reflecting or colored concealer. Pink or white work best.
  • Use an eye cream with vitamins and anti-aging peptides to fade the area.
  • Firm up the area at the same time you are treating the discoloration.
  • Look for peptides that plump and lighten.

Look for an eye care product that includes:

Botanicals:
  • Vitamin C
  • Kojic Acid
  • Vitamin K

Skin Care Tip and Recipe

Make a homemade mask to improve the look of under-eye discolorations.
  • 1 teaspoon of tomato puree (tomato has a high concentration of lycopene, a beneficial antioxidant)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Vitamin E
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice (a natural skin lightener)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cucumber
Mix all ingredients well in a Vita mix or with a hand blender.

Apply to the under-eye area for 5 to 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Skin Solutions

Getting plenty of rest can help minimize the appearance of dark circles.

A common reason for the appearance is congestion in the nasal passages, sometimes due to allergies. Poor drainage of blood in the veins can also be a cause. If you have seasonal allergies, taking medication can help reduce congestion.

If you are genetically predetermined to have prominent dark circles, not much can be done. But you can use a concealer to brighten the area instantly.

Aging skin becomes thin and looks darker. Use eye-specific products that target thin lids with collagen-boosting peptides, skin-lightening peptides, and skin-renewal.

About the Author
Kari Thomas wrote this article.

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