How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under Eyes
No one likes hearing, “You look tired.” It’s just a euphemism for “you look like crap” and it’s usually due to big, dark circles under the eyes—so how do you get rid of dark circles under eyes? There are a number of ways, depending on the severity of your under-eye circles.
- Sleep. If those circles are getting darker and heavier, chances are you’re not getting enough sleep. If your batteries are used to running on empty, with four hours of sleep every night, it’s no wonder those pesky spots are hanging around! The most natural way to take care of this is by getting into a good bedtime routine and getting in some serious REM cycles. If you sleep eight hours each night, but aren’t getting the kind of sleep to ditch those dark spots, consider using a sleep aid like Pzizz, to gently lure you into a deeper kind of sleep. If all else fails, drugstore sleep aids work like a charm.
Cucumbers. For those night owls who just refuse to sacrifice the best time of day to sleeping, nature has a little secret. Cucumbers over the eyes for fifteen to thirty minutes will reduce the darkness and also calm the puffiness that usually accompanies under-eye circles. Cut them into thick slices and don’t rinse (!) – the “juice” is what cools the swelling and takes away the dark shadows.
- OTC Creams. Over the counter creams like Oil of Olay and Neutrogena may not be the fountain of youth, but their eye creams really do reduce the look of dark circles. Best of all, they do it instantly. Use a thin layer under the eye and smooth it to the corners of the eye for an instantly tighter, brighter complexion.
- The Right Makeup. OK, so makeup is for girls, right? But...if you're really that concerned about dark circles under your eyes, you can dab a little bit of "neutralizing" cream over those circles to conceal them. No one has to know but you! Just be sure not to try your girlfriend's foundation or powder—those skin tone shades just won't cut it. To cancel out the shades of gray and blue in the skin’s dark areas, you need a yellow or green toned cream. These “neutralizers” are individually marked and sold specially for under eye circles and other skin spots.