How to Banish Dark Under-Eye Circles for Good!

girl with white towel around her head, putting on some eye cream: text: How to banish dark under-eye circles for good Dark circles are hard to get rid of – so many women complain about looking tired, older, and even ill. There are different creams available to hide all those dark circles. But who knows, there might be a way to banish dark under-eye circles for good. Let us find out!

Contrary to what you might think, it’s not just because you ARE tired. Or you might be thinking you haven’t been getting enough sleep, that you have dark circles. Mostly there’s not a lot you can do with them, although there are many lifestyle changes that can help the way they look; they are pretty much genetic.

Your skin’s natural thickness and tone play a part in whether you’ll develop dark circles, as does its tone. Lighter skin tends to show them up more than a darker hue. But do you know that age and even diet can also make them worse? As we age, the skin in this area gets thinner. Veins under the skin start to show through more, causing a bluish effect.

If you’re prone to allergies or constantly rubbing your eyes, it can increase the amount of melanin pigment under your eyes and make things even worse.

What Helps?

Taking a look at what you eat could be the first step in making those dark eyes a bit brighter. We all know that processed foods are generally not great for our health. But many people also don’t know that they can even wreak havoc on our eye areas. Processed foods can damage cells leading to discoloration.

Replacing unhealthy junk with nutritious vegetables and fruits, getting enough sleep, and wearing a decent quality sunscreen are all ways to improve the appearance of dark circles.

The light from working on a computer, looking at a phone or tablet, and even just having the lights on indoors also affects your skin, making it more sensitive to sunlight. Fight the aging effects by always using an SPF product on the under eye and moisturizing the area every night. You can also fight to age with our natural retinol alternative, Brilliant Bakuchiol. Now available on our website and Amazon!

Brilliant Bakuchiol- Natural Retinol Alternative

Keeping Them Covered

If you’re blighted by dark circles that no amount of lifestyle changes seem to improve, you’ll probably have to resort to learning to love them or simply covering them with clever makeup. Go for a minimal approach! Caking on too much concealer will look strange and possibly draw attention to the area you’re trying to minimize.

Find a light concealer that’s matched to your skin tone. Much better with a built-in light-diffusing ingredient that gives your eyes a kind of soft-focus effect that detracts from the dark bits.

Active Light® Under-eye Concealer

Professional Treatments for Dark Circles

A professional esthetician or dermatologist will have some ideas for helping you banish the dark eyes. But first, your esthetician will recommend you to switch to gentle, hypoallergenic skin care products designed to work with your skin type. If that has no effect and the circles are still worrying you, you could opt for filler. If you go along this route, you can have filler injected deep below the skin just above the bone to make the lower lid area look smoother and younger in one treatment.

Ideal Complex® Restorative Eye Cream

You can also call our licensed esthetician or book a facial session to help you manage your dark under-eye circles for good.


Brilliant Massage & Skin

Burlington, Vermont