How to Reduce the Appearance of Dark Circles

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No matter the reason, nothing ruins your morning more than glancing in the mirror and seeing those dreaded dark circles under your eyes glare back at you. And while a good night’s rest is a start, it’s not a miracle worker. But don’t stress! Here are a few tips to help reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Dark Circles Concern:

Genetics, i.e., the skin around and under your eyes is thin, making the dilated blood vessels that like to set up camp there more apparent.

Solution:

Seek out formulas with ingredients such as retinol, Vitamin Cg—a derivative of Vitamin C that helps smooth fine lines—or rhamnose, a naturally derived plant sugar proven to gently fight signs of aging. Liftactiv Eyes uses rhamnose and caffeine, helps to diminish signs of aging and helps to reduce the look of dark circles and puffiness.

Dark Circles Concern:

Puffiness or irritation brought on by allergies or from rubbing your eyes.

Solution:

Refrain from tugging or pulling on the skin, especially when removing eye makeup or applying eye cream—this can aggravate the delicate eye contour area, creating fine lines and a tired appearance. Search for products whose labels list caffeine, which can help reduce the appearance of swollen areas and hyaluronic acid, which helps plump, hydrate, and smooth the appearance of the under-eye area. Try Liftactiv Retinol HA Eyes, which blends hyaluronic acid and retinol to help resurface and plump the appearance of the eye area

Dark Circles Concern:

Pigmentation, including sun exposure

Solution:

Concealer is your friend: Apply your serum and moisturizer, followed by a creamy concealer to reduce the appearance of dark circles try Dermafinish Concealer. Put a dab of highlighter in the inside corner of your eye for a brightening effect as well.

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