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Apr 26, 2024 | Blog

5 SKINCARE PRODUCTS FOR DARK CIRCLES

Dr Naomi McCullum

Cosmetic Doctor, Student Cosmetic Chemist. Founder, Dr Naomi Skin and The Manse Clinics.

HOW TO IMPROVE MY DARK CIRCLES

Dark circles are a common skin care concern and can be difficult to get rid of, but don’t worry; we’re here to help! In this article, you’ll find out the best ways to banish dark circles from your life once and for all with simple yet effective serums and skincare ingredients. Learn what causes dark circles so that you can arm yourself with knowledge on how to prevent them in the future!

Few things are as aging – or as frustrating – as dark circles. No matter how much you sleep or how many concealers you layer on, they always seem to peek through. And while there are a slew of products that claim to banish under eye circles, few of them actually deliver. We’ll share some of our most popular and best selling products that have hundreds of positive reviews… we’re so confident with our skincare range that we’ll let the results do the talking.

What Causes Dark Circles?

There are many possible causes of dark circles, including genetics, aging, allergies, and lack of sleep. Treating dark circles can be difficult, as there is no one-size-fits-all solution. However, there are a few general tips that may help reduce the appearance of dark circles.

If you think your dark circles may be due to genetics, there’s not much you can do to change that. However, you can try using concealer or foundation to cover up the darkness. If your dark circles are due to allergies, try using an antihistamine cream or gel to reduce inflammation and redness.

For those with dark circles due to aging, there are a few options available. One is to use a product with retinol or vitamin C, which can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Speaking of which, the Dr Naomi Sweet Spot Intensive Spot Corrector is the ultimate one stop wow factor that targets dark spots and blemishes. It contains a blend of botanical extracts and vitamin C to help penetrate deep into the skin to address both surface and underlying concerns. This fast acting gel also includes 17% AHAs and 2% BHA to target the appearance of pesky dark spots and blemish control. 

The Best Routines To Help Banish Dark Circles (For Good):

1. Improve your diet

As the old saying goes, you are what you eat and unfortunately, what we put into our bodies do reflect our external appearance. Consuming fatty and salty foods and not keeping yourself hydrated is the number one factor that causes breakouts and other skin problems. So what should we be incorporating into our diets? Collagen supplements, any foods with vitamin A (think leafy green veggies, fish oils and eggs), as well as foods rich in vitamin C as they are anti-inflammatory and water soluble. 

Another quick way to incorporate all these vitamins throughout the day is by packing all the goodness in juices and smoothies!

 

2. Be sun-smart

We cannot stress the importance of wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, especially living in Australia with one of the highest UV levels! It’s also SO critical to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays which age the delicate parts of your under-eye skin. More often than not, the eye area is neglected. UVA and UVB rays can not only be life threatening and cause skin cancer, but also causes wrinkles and aging as the sun breaks down collagen and elastin, leading to eye bags and puffy skin. Speaking of nature, the Dr Naomi Swipe Bright Super Oil is packed to the brim with a blend of organic ingredients including  jojoba oil, rosehip oil, and vitamin E to help reduce the appearance of sagging skin.. The oil is applied under the eyes using a cotton ball or pad. (P.S Use twice a day for best results). 

Also a hat, sunglasses and a 50+ sunscreen, like The Future, is vital.

3. Manage your stress

We get it. In today’s society there are so many factors that stress us out where we feel overwhelmed and in desperate need to book that Bali vacay! But did you know stress also affects your cortisol levels (a steroid hormone that sits on top of your kidneys and regulates a wide range of processes throughout the body). This in turn increases the appearance and intensity of puffiness, dark circles and eyebags. This is why whenever we are stressed, we tend to have those irritating breakouts and look even more visibly tired! Meditation and exercise are common ways to combat stress. 

Looking for that quick fix to banish dark circles during your time of stress? Fan favourite, Dr Naomi’s Catfish Blurring Eye Cream is an innovative new product that promises to target dark circles and under eye shadows.. The miracle cream contains a unique blend of ingredients that work together to brighten and smooth the under-eye area, working like a skin-blurring Instagram filter so you have one less thing to worry about. 

4. Get plenty of sleep 

Beauty sleep – say less! Resting not only decreases stress levels and therefore your cortisol levels (mentioned above), it also gives your body time to regenerate and rejuvenate. Figuring out a good night time routine is the best way to help you fall asleep in no time. Think of a soothing bath, scented candles, and less time on your phone to help maximise your sleeping time. 

One product to incorporate into your night time routine is the Dr Naomi One Night Stand AHA Overnight Facial. When it comes to finding effective under eye creams, you’ll want to look for one that contains hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin. You’ll also want to find a cream with light-reflecting properties to help brighten up the area. Our Overnight Facial contains both of these key ingredients! This cream also has a unique delivery system that helps to deliver the active ingredients deep into the skin. So whilst you sleep, the glycolic acid in this facial gently exfoliates the skin, which means you get to wake up with a brighter and more youthful complexion come morning!

5. Makeup

When all else fails, there’s nothing like a trusty concealer to cover up dark circles. While you’re working on improving your eye bags and dark circles, you’ve got concealer, primer, foundation and setting spray to get you through the day looking glamorous and ready to tackle anything! Our fan favourite Pore Relation Power Essence is the ultimate skin saviour by giving ‘big pores’ a minimising makeover! This dual action power essence is your must have pore minimising toner and daily exfoliator all-in-one. It helps to resurface and balance your skin that’s non-stripping and alcohol free to leave you with a bright and even out skin tone.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dark Circles

We’ve rounded up the most frequently asked questions and concerns relating to dark circles… and how to banish them for good! 

Are there any risks associated with dark circles?

While generally harmless, in rare cases dark circles can be a sign of a more serious medical condition such as kidney failure or anemia. If you have concerns about your dark circles, please consult a medical professional .

Can they be prevented? 

Unfortunately, there is no sure way to prevent dark circles from forming. However, there are a few things you can do to minimise their appearance. First, make sure you’re getting enough sleep every night. Fatigue can contribute to the formation of dark circles, so getting plenty of rest will help keep them at bay. Additionally, try to avoid rubbing or touching your eyes too much, as this can further irritate the delicate skin around them and make darkness more apparent. Finally, use an eye cream or gel specifically formulated for treating dark circles when you notice them beginning to form.

No matter what causes dark circles in the first place, we hope that this blog article has given you some insights on how to banish those under eye shadows and help restore a fresh faced look. Finding the right combination of treatments can be tricky at first but with a bit of trial and error, we’re sure you’ll eventually find a set of methods that works for you. With determination and effort, it won’t take long before you start greeting each morning looking more refreshed than ever! 

If you’ve tried any of the products mentioned above, we’d love to hear your thoughts by sharing your reviews and comments on our social media pages or leaving a review on our website!

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