WHY WE GET THEM?
The skin under the eyes is thinner and more sensitive than other areas of the face. Since we always blinking, moving eyes and often peers, usually we get wrinkles earlier around that area. Poor circulation, stress, caffeine, too much salt and alcohol can cause swollen eyes, but genetics and allergies are reasons that we have no more control over!
Swollen, dark eyes
Then swelling often caused by fluid build-up, you can try to minimize your intake of salt and avoiding alcohol. Sleep on your back with an extra pillow, it can help to drain the water and reduce puffiness.
As we age our skin loses elasticity so it's really important that we use an eye cream or serum to lift and smooth out the wrinkles. Avoid crow's feet using a SPF of eye area and always wear sunglasses when outdoors to avoid squinting. Your eyes will thank you.
A quick trick that you can take to get rid of puffy, dark eyes is to cool them down. Soak a teaspoon of ice-cold water and then hold the back of the spoon towards your eyes with light pressure. Or try to cool the tea bags with black or green tea and hold them under eye area - the combination of cold and caffeine causes blood vessels to shrink.
Tip - select an eye cream and store it in the fridge!
Make sure you always remove eye makeup before you go to bed, to prevent you rub your eyes and wake up with puffy eyes.
Light up dark circles with a concealer that is lighter than your skin tone. If the dark circles have a bluish
Use a brush
when you apply an eye cream use your ring finger for easy application. However, when applying concealer make sure that you use a brush. A flat, but firm, brush ensures that the concealer does not interfere in the fine wrinkles.
color, neutralizing them with a yellow-toned concealer. If the rings have a brown or yellowish color, pick a peach hue.