Dark circles can appear under your eyes for a variety of reasons. You may be doomed to dark circles thanks to heredity, or you may only get them when you don’t get enough sleep. A congested nose, bad habits, such as smoking, and aging can make the circles appear under some people’s eyes, according to MayoClinic.com. If the circles just won’t go away, use a concealer to cover them up.
While some under eye concealers simply cover up your dark circles, concealers that are designed to reflect light make your skin appear brighter and effectively camouflage the appearance of dark circles. Look for a light-reflecting concealer that is free of preservatives and other harsh chemicals, such as triclosan and petrochemicals.
Makeup that Reduces Puffiness
Some natural under eye concealers do more than just cover up the circles and reflect light off the skin. A few are designed to reduce dark circles over time by reducing the puffiness of your eyes. For some people, puffy eyes create shadows which make the under-eye area appear dark. The best way to cover up under-eye circles is to use a concealer that will reduce your eyes’ puffiness over time.
Concealers with Vitamin C
According to an article in the “New York Times,” vitamin C may help reduce the appearance of under-eye circles, because it reduces the amount of melanin, a dark pigment, in the skin. Make up with vitamin C may also make the skin thicker, thereby making dark circles less noticeable.
Makeup With Sunscreen
Exposure to the sun can make your under-eye circles darker and more noticeable, even if you use a concealer over them. To prevent your circles from getting worse, make sure to use a natural concealer that has some type of sun protection in it.
Creams with Vitamin K
A natural makeup that also contains vitamin K may be effective at concealing and repairing dark under-eye circles, according to MayoClinic.com. Like vitamin C, vitamin K can help make the skin thicker, which can help reduce the look of dark circles under the eyes.
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