How to Get Rid of Dark Circles
Here’s how to get brighter, younger-looking eyes.
-Paige Herman Axel
Who hasn’t been plagued with dark circles under their eyes at some point? Too little sleep, and too much partying are the usual suspects. Allergies and genetics run a close second While some turn to drastic measures like surgery or injections, most of us opt for less severe options. Here are a few essentials that will make you look fresh and well rested, no matter what time you crawled into bed.
If your under-eye circles are caused by the sun, try skin lightening products that reduce excess pigments like Murad’s Lighten and Brighten Eye Treatment (above, $75, murad.com), which will also reduce puffy under-eye bags.
Dark circles caused by blood vessels can be a little harder to treat since this problem zone is deeper in the skin. Many dermatologists recommend products that contain vitamin K to counteract this bruise-like condition. Here are two products that assist in diminishing those circles: B. Kamins Therapeutic Eye Cream (left, $98, dermadoctor.com) works on neutralizing the color differences in your under-eye circles. Another option is Korres Evening Primrose Eye Cream (right, $34, ulta.com). It contains vitamin C to help reduce fine lines.