Ever walk into work feeling great and still have someone say “Wow, you look really tired”? Dark circles can form under your eyes for several reasons. Allergies and sun exposure are a couple of outside causes—or you could have just inherited them. No matter what the cause, it may be time to make a change.
How Do I Get Rid Of Dark Circles?
Whether you are actually tired or not, no one wants dark circles affecting their appearance. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways you can refresh your appearance so you can look as good as you feel!
Fight Dark Circles with Fruits and Vegetables
You read that right—veggies and fruits fight dark circles! Including fresh produce in your diet is extremely important when it comes to healthy skin and overall health. In addition, there are a few fruits and vegetables you can apply directly to your skin for added benefits.
Slice up some cucumber or potato, stick them in the fridge for 30 minutes, and then place over your eyelids for about 10 minutes. This will help minimize extra puffiness, making you appear less tired.
Tomatoes and lemons have skin benefits, too! The juice from either one can be applied around the eye with a cotton ball and left on the skin for 10 minutes. Both juices contain lightening properties, which will help get rid of dark circles—but be careful not to get the juice in your eyes!
Use Oils to Reduce Dark Circles
Almond, coconut and vitamin E oils can do wonders for you skin—especially the bags under your eyes! Apply the oil of your choice under your eyes before going to bed, lightly massaging it in. Rinse off the oil in the morning when cleansing your face. These oils can be used together or on their own, for as long as you’d like.
What If At-Home Dark Circle Remedies Don’t Work?
Worry no more—DIY skin care tricks don’t work for everyone. If you’ve tried at-home remedies but you haven’t seen results, you should take the next step and consult a specialist. If you have sensitive skin or any other existing skin condition, we recommend that you talk to a skin care expert before trying at-home remedies in the first place.
Dark Circle Products at Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care
Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care specializes in skin care for men and women of all ages! We carry several dermatologist-approved products, such as the Jan Marini Skin Research line. For dark circles, we recommend the Jan Marini Transformation Eye Cream to improve the appearance of skin around the eye.
This eye cream utilizes epidermal growth factors, hyaluronic acid and anti-aging peptides to restore hydration around the eyes and reduce puffiness. It’s safe for all skin types, and can be applied to the lower eyelids and brow both morning and night.
If you’re interested in trying the Jan Marini Transformation Eye Cream, or any of our other skin rejuvenation products, call us at 650.565.8683. For questions about your skin care routine or our treatment options, schedule a consultation to meet with a specialist. At Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care, we want you to look as wide-awake as you feel!