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Skin Care Solutions for Dark Circles Under Eyes

Dark eyes Dark circles under the eyes can make you look older, stressed or just plain tired.

Condition overview

  • Although most often thought to be caused by stress or fatigue, dark circles under the eyes can also be attributed to dehydration, water retention, nasal congestion and allergies.
  • Aging also plays a role, as skin thins, gets more delicate and collagen is lost over time.
  • Dark circles can be the result of genetics or lifestyle factors, including smoking, alcohol and caffeine.
  • Although not serious on their own, under-eye circles can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical issue including eczema or anemia.
  • After using an eye-specific treatment, under eye circles can be camouflaged with a yellow or peach-toned concealer set with a light dusting of translucent powder.

Key ingredient to look for

  • Eyebright

    Eyebright

    A natural astringent, eyebright helps constrict pores. It also contains tannins that calm irritated or sensitive eyes. Find it in the Dr.Hauschka Mascara, Volume Mascara and Liquid Eyeliner

  • Arnica

    Arnica

    Soothing and regenerating, arnica has a high concentration of flavonoids, vitamins and glycosides to improve circulation, relieve puffiness, soothe, hydrate and protect.

  • Harakeke

    Harakeke (New Zealand flax)

    Long used as a soothing agent, this antiseptic gel calms and hydrates. Its healing properties are also used on everything from cuts to burns.

Alternative recommendations

  • Get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen and avoid consuming too much salt.
  • Cold compresses or cool cucumber slices placed on eyes can temporarily reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels.
  • Antioxidants found in foods such as blueberries, pomegranates and green tea, may help strengthen blood vessels.
  • Also try taking a dietary supplement high in antioxidants such as the Suki Nourishing Day Cream

Recommendations

Treatment & Prevention

Kahina Giving Beauty Brightening Serum
Kahina Giving Beauty Brightening Serum Treat and prevent hyper-pigmentation with gentle plant actives, not acids, for an all-over radiant glow.

Camouflage

Living Nature Concealer
Living Nature Concealer Minimizes dark circles while moisturizing and treating skin with healing plant ingredients and pure mineral pigments.
Dr.Hauschka Concealer Pen
Dr.Hauschka Concealer Pen Soothes irritated eyes with nurturing Calendula and Anthyllis, while covering dark circles with mineral pigments.