Dark Under-Eyes

Dark undereye
Q: I have dark under-eyes. What can I do to get rid of it?
A: The easiest method is camouflage. You can minimize the appearance of dark circles and under-eyes by using a concealer under your make-up foundation. The concealer should be a shade lighter than your normal foundation and should be used sparingly.
However, to treat the under-eye darkening, you should use a light under-eye moisturizer and try to find ones that contain alpha-hydroxy acids, collagen, elastin and vitamin-E. The alpha-hydroxy based products are especially designed for mature skin as they help to disband dead skin cells, which allow nutrients to penetrate the skin.
You can also use cooling packs to help minimize any puffiness and stimulate blood-flow to the darkened areas.
If your problems with dark under-eyes are chronic or become increasingly severe, you may want to discuss options with a dermatologist for more aggressive options. Lightening creams, chemical peels and laser treatments are all potential corrective processes available which must be directed and or supervised by a qualified technician.
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Make-up tips and advice
How to use corrective make-up for your eyes