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by Lorisa Hasenbush March 01, 2022
Lack of sleep, premature aging, allergies and uneven skin tone can all lead to dark circles under our eyes. Environmental factors like UV damage and pollutants can make things worse. Here are some tips to help lighten those under eye circles.
Cold compress - Dilated blood vessels in the eye contour area can form dark circles under your eyes. Place a cold compress, a chilled teaspoon, a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth, or washcloth rinsed in cold water against the area for five minutes to make these vessels constrict.
Extra pillows - Fluid can pool under your eyes when you are sleeping and cause them to look puffy and swollen in the morning. Elevate your head with extra pillows to prevent fluid from accumulating in your lower eyelids while you are getting your beauty rest.
Tea bags - Tea contains caffeine and other antioxidants that can stimulate blood circulation and reduce retention of liquid in the skin. Soak two black or green tea bags in hot water for 5 minutes, and then cool them in the refrigerator. Once cold, place the tea bags under your eyes for 15 to 20 minutes to reduce under-eye circles.
Rose water - Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties and it reduces redness and skin irritation. Spray I AM JOY rose mist on a cotton ball or reusable makeup pad and wipe gently on the eye contour area. Adding this step to your daily skincare routine will decrease the puffiness and dark spots under your eyes.
Eye cream - Use a high-performance eye cream, like BRIGHTEN ME, to moisturize the delicate skin around the eyes and decrease the appearance of dark circles. BRIGHTEN ME contains Adipoless, a patented quinoa extract, which reduces the concentration of red blood cells under the eyes that are responsible for causing dark circles. Apply a small amount along the orbital bone, from the inner to the outer corners of the eye contour area morning and evening, after cleansing your face.
Cucumbers - Cucumbers have a hydrating effect, and can reduce dryness and redness in the tissues around the eye. Slice a cucumber and chill it in the refrigerator for a half hour. Once cold, place the slices on the darkened skin areas for 30 minutes. Finish the treatment by gently washing your face.
More sleep - Lack of sleep can cause your skin to appear pale, making existing dark circles under your eyes more obvious. Make sure to get seven to eight hours of sleep every night, so your skin as well as your body and mind can really rest.
With these tips, you can keep dark circles at bay and make sure you look fresh and healthy.
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