Dark circles under your eyes can be a tell-tale sign that you’re running short on shut-eye. Don't lose hope though - when raccoon eyes mar your complexion, brighten your eye area with these Eminence Organics tips and tricks.
Cool Down Your Eye Area
In addition to age and genetics, stress and sleep deprivation contribute to the emergence of dark shadows and can betray any late nights and early mornings. Applying cool temperatures to your eye area can ease puffiness and help shrink dark circles. Stylecaster recommends dipping two metal spoons in water and placing them in your freezer overnight. In the morning, rest the rounded side of the spoons against closed eyes for five to ten minutes to minimize the look of bags and dark undereye circles.
Layer Your Eminence Wild Plum Eye Cream
Combat dark under eye circles by layering Wild Plum Eye Cream with another favorite to double the effectiveness. A personal favorite of Eminence Organics President Boldijarre Koronczay, the Wild Plum Eye Cream is infused with iron-rich plum to brighten the look of the skin, giving it a more radiant and revitalized appearance. Try storing your eye cream in the fridge to add an extra boost of refreshment.
To layer, we recommend first applying Wild Plum Eye Cream and then massaging in Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream. This eye cream uses naturally derived plant peptides and innovative algae extracts to improve the look of wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. Not sure how to go about layering your Wild Plum eye cream? Let Eminence Organics Lead Skin Care Trainer Natalie Pergar show you how in this easy how to video:
Apply A Creamy Concealer
When all else fails, apply a creamy concealer after your favorite Eminence Organics eye cream to mask persistent undereye circles. Real Simple recommends choosing a concealer with yellow undertones to neutralize the purplish tinge of the dark circles. Pro tip: Don’t swap your concealer for foundation, as it can have a drying effect that will accentuate any fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area.
Watch What You Eat
Poor diet and dehydration can also add to the look of dark circles under the eyes. According to Allure, increasing Vitamin C in your diet is key to brightening dark circles, so stock up on citrus and dark leafy greens. Increasing water and decreasing salt intake is also key in combating puffy eyes and dark circles. As WebMD suggests: “Water will always find its way from parts of your body that are low in sodium to those that have the most. The area around your eyes is a prime example. That’s why a dinner loaded with salt often results in morning-after puffiness.”
Change Your Sleeping Habits
Of course, sleep - in particular a good night’s sleep - is the most important part of the solution. The reason not getting enough shut eye makes those dark circles more prominent? As explained by Everyday Healthy, “lack of sleep tends to cause the blood vessels under the thin skin of the eyes to dilate, creating a dark tint.” A regular sleep routine with adequate time to wind down beforehand is key to ensuring your eyes look bright and well rested by morning. If you find you have difficulty disconnecting and getting a truly restful sleep, try our five step nightly detox routine for deeper relaxation.
Do you struggle with dark under eyes? Find the perfect eye cream at an Eminence Organics partner spa near you. Whether you’re a cucumber advocate or concealer aficionado, we would love to hear how you minimize the appearance of dark circles! Share your top tips with us in the comments below - and don’t forget to join the conversation on social media.
This article was originally written by Alisha Whitley in November 2017.