Under eye circles happen for many reasons.
Prevention is always best, but dark circles can easily be covered.
You can use concealer or a combination of concealer and lipstick to cover the dark areas. Choose a concealer that is suitable for your skin complexion, and always set your concealer with translucent powder.
How do you prevent?
1. Use an eye cream
The skin around your eyes is very delicate and is much thinner than the other skin on your face. Some extra attention can go a long way. Eye creams can be used day and/or night. These creams work by strengthening the blood vessels around your eye, reducing inflammation, and strengthening the skin.
2. Use cucumbers
Cold cucumber slices or cold green tea bags can reduce puffiness and dark circles. Place either one of these on your eyes for 15 minutes. You should see a difference as soon as you take them off.
A good night’s sleep is one of the best ways to prevent dark circles. If you are a teenager, try to get 8-10 hours of sleep each night. If you are between the ages of 18 and 64, try to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
How do you cover dark circles though?You can use a concealer.
1. Always cleanse your skin first
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser before you start. You may also apply a lightweight under eye cream before you apply your concealer. Look for a cream that is formulated for daytime wear. Nighttime eye creams are too heavy and will not do well under your concealer.
2. Then apply your concealer
If the concealer does not provide enough coverage, you may need to apply a color corrector first. If you have fair skin, a pink color corrector is best. If you have medium to dark skin, a peach or orange color corrector is best.
3. Set the concealer