Banish Under Eye Circles

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Banish Under Eye CirclesFor those of us who are trying hard to maintain our youthful glow, we religiously wear moisturizer with SPF, gently cleanse our faces both day and night, pamper ourselves with facials, and basically do whatever it takes to keep time on our side. But the telltale sign of aging that’s hardest to compensate for? Those stubborn, charcoal-hued under eye rings. The kind that no concealer—no matter what the packaging promises—can ever properly mask. Some mornings when you look in the mirror, you swear you can see Skeletor staring right back at you.

Raccoon eyes are often a by-product of thinning under-eye skin, which is largely a result of the collagen loss that naturally happens as we grow older. But your genes may also be part of the problem, since circles are often more pronounced in people who have olive or dark skin. And it probably goes without saying that if you’re chronically short on sleep, you can expect to see them too. So while the passing of time and genetics aren’t factors you can do much about, you can help yourself out with seven to nine hours of sleep a night, depending on your body’s own natural rhythms. A habit that is difficult for sure, but one that’s well worth developing.

Dark circles may also be an indicator that you’re suffering from allergies or nasal congestion, since those conditions make your blood vessels more prominent, which makes circles appear more obvious. Allergies can creep up at any point of your life, so even if you’ve never had the problem before, ask your health care provider for allergy tests to rule them out. Treating the condition with antihistamines may help reduce their dark appearance.

But there are also beauty treatments—beyond those failed concealers—that can help minimize their appearance too. DERMAdoctor’s Wrinkle Revenge rescue & protect eye balm contains white tea extract, grape seed extracts—plus caffeine, which is often touted as a topical remedy for dark circles. The eye balm also delivers immediate improvement of eye puffiness too, an all too common black ring companion. And like all DERMAdoctor eye products, DERMAdoctor’s Wrinkle Revenge rescue & protect eye balm is allergy tested, ophthalmologist tested and approved for use all around the eye, fragrance-and-dye free, and never tested on animals. In just a short time, you’ll look like you got a refreshing night of sleep—even when you know you didn’t.

By Cathy Garrard
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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