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Expert Tips For Dark Circles Under The Eyes


The delicate skin surrounding the eyes is prone to thinness, making the blood vessels beneath it more prominent. As a result, treating dark circles under the eyes can be challenging, as they may be inherited or caused by factors such as insufficient sleep, sun exposure, and dehydration.


With simple tricks, both dark circles and other signs of fatigue can be erased - see our best tips below:



The delicate skin surrounding the eyes is devoid of sebaceous glands, which play a crucial role in maintaining hydration and preventing moisture loss. To address this issue, it's essential to use a moisturiser specifically designed for the eye area. Such products can help to reinforce the skin's natural defenses and minimize the appearance of fine lines and puffiness.

What's the difference between eye creams and gels?

Both eye creams and eye gels generally contain the same amount of anti-aging ingredients to target the signs of aging around the eyes. The difference is the texture, eye creams are generally thicker and the gels & serums have a thinner texture. So really it comes down to personal preference, do you prefer a lighter or heavier product? 

It may be that in the morning you like a light gel formula, with a refreshing feeling, as it works well under makeup. At night you may prefer a rich eye cream to soak in while you sleep. It could also be based on your skin type or age, as the skin around our eyes tends to become drier as you age.



UV protection is crucial in preventing sun damage and premature aging signs. An effective eye product with SPF offers comprehensive shielding from the sun's intense rays, reducing puffiness and fine lines caused by dehydration.

We recommend Medik8 Advanced Day Eye Protect SPF 30


An intensive treatment using a luxurious under eye mask can visibly rejuvenate the eye area after just one application. These masks are specifically designed to target the delicate skin around the eyes, providing intense hydration, nourishment, and protection from environmental stressors. By incorporating a high-quality under-eye mask into your skincare routine, you can help to improve the overall health and vitality of your eye area, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed look.

Wake up with a brighter and more youthful appearance with Silcskin re-usable Silicone Eye Pads



Under-eye concealers play a vital role in enhancing the appearance of the under-eye area by effectively masking dark circles, puffy eyes, redness, and fine lines.

Look for formulations containing nourishing components to hydrate your skin while providing flawless coverage. Choose a liquid or cream base offering comprehensive coverage and select a shade that matches your skin tone as closely as possible. Ideally, a pink or peachy base will cancel out the bluish tone of dark circles.

Remember you dark circles you're trying to cover should be protected from the sun just as much as the rest of your face. Choosing a concealer with SPF can delay the onset of crow's feet and keep the skin around your eyes healthy and hydrated. 

As the delicate skin surrounding your eyes is susceptible to premature aging and photodamage, it is essential to take proper care to maintain its health and vitality.

Colorescience Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35 comes highly recommended because it protects you from the sun's harmful rays and environmental stressors.

Colorescience's 3 in 1 Total Eye Renewal Therapy innovative formula combines three powerful benefits into one convenient product, making it easy to achieve healthy, radiant eyes.

PROTECT - With its broad spectrum SPF 35 protection, this product shields your eyes from both UVA and UVB rays, as well as high levels of PABA (P-aminobenzoic acid), all of which can contribute to photoaging and cause damage to the skin around the eyes.

CORRECT - Brightens the eye area instantly and corrects imperfections to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness for a refreshed and rested look.

ADDRESS - The unique blend of ingredients in this product works together to nourish and hydrate, the delicate skin around your eyes, leaving you with a youthful and vibrant look.


We would recommend giving How To Cover Dark Circle BLOG a read for further help from our make-up experts.

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Andrea Patel Dermatology Nurse Practitioner & Director Author
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