Help for Dark Circles?

on Nov 22, 2011 @ 08:16 am

Hi everyone,

I have been on this endless search to find a solution to my dark circles. Maybe someone out there has found a regime or a solution that has worked for them. Please do share!! For now, I just use concealer, but I would love to find something that helps so I dont' have to rely on concealers.

I know about drinking lots of water (check), getting lots of sleep (check), the cucumbers (sometimes), the lemons (tried it), the vitamin E (tried it) there anything else?

I have to admit with things like using Vitamin E...I only try it for like 2-3 weeks then give up when I dont see results, should I be more patient?

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Me too.... on Nov 22, 2011 @ 09:49 am

I have dark circles under my eyes.....a lot of it is just due to genetics and your skin. But I definitely know that for me the amount of sleep I get directly has effect on this.....the only product that I've used (faithfully) that seems to be very effective is this:

Actually, I'm going to do a review on it right now.

Aren't we all... on Nov 22, 2011 @ 09:59 am

I know just how you feel and haven't found any thing that
will get rid of mine, just to cover and hide them. I don't think you can get
rid of them completely ounce you have them, but what do I know. Any how I've
been using Physicians formula cover up concealer and it’s worked well to hide
them for me. If you do find something please let us know.


What Helps Me: on Nov 22, 2011 @ 10:35 am

I've been using Garnier's Anti Dark Circle Roller in a tinted shade- they also sell it in a clear formula. I haven't written a review yet but I will!

I've found that it really does help reduce puffiness, but also lightens my under eye circles. Over top of this, I usually use either a liquid or a cream concealer and the then I always highlight in the corner of my eye and under my brow to make my eyes more awake!

product and method on Nov 22, 2011 @ 11:07 am

I don't have huge under eye issues, but I do have some and I'm also always on the lookout for a solution. Just like you I want a permanent solution, not just a cover up. I've tried Clinique all about eyes cream, and it's OK i guess. As I said, mine aren't that dark so it's hard to tell if there's an improvement... I did find a video that shows a really effective way of applying concealer to cover up under eye circles and bags. You can check it out here:
Kandee J's method to remove Under Eye Circles

Meanwhile I'm using BodyShop Vitamin E under eye cream ... it's also OK. I assume if my circles don't look darker, then it means it's good and both Clinique and Bodyshop were similarly good. I think I prefer the Body Shop's one though, because it comes in a tube and I feel it's cleaner than the Clinique one that comes in a pot.

ps. on Nov 22, 2011 @ 11:17 am

I also recommend:

Smashbox HD Concealer: comes in a tube and is supposed to have healing properties that heal the under eye area, not just covers it up. This is more of a light to medium coverage

MAC Studio fix concealer: comes in a pot, very thick consistency that you need to warm up between ur fingers before applying. This is medium to full coverage concealer, you need to only rub your ring finger on the pot to pick up a tiny bit of the product, warm it up by rubbing your finger and thumb together, and then applying it to your eyes. One tiny bit is enough for both my eyes.

Benefit Erase Paste of course does magic under the eyes. It brightens and opens up the eye area. It only comes in 3 colours, but I find these 3 colours work on every skin tone.

I always apply my concealer (regardless if which I use) by patting it on using my ring finger. Patting, not rubbing. I then apply my foundation all over my face and gently apply it over top of the concealer, being careful not to rub the concealer off. Lots of people apply concealer after foundation, which makes sense because foundation should be your first step at concealing. However I find as my foundation always matches my skin better than my concealer, when I apply foundation after concealer, my foundation evens up my under eye colour with the rest of my face.

Hope this helps :-)

Thanks everyone on Nov 22, 2011 @ 11:27 am

Thanks for the tip so far everyone. I'll definitely check out those concealers Becky, as I'm always looking for the best coverage in the mean time.
Alexjc I've heard about the Garnier roll and will do some more research on that, as I'm willing to try anything.
Adeptbrunette, that product has received some high ratings, I'll have to look into that too.
Takoda, it does seem to be an issue that plagues a lot of people, if I ever find a proven solution, I will definitely share!

Dark Circles on Nov 22, 2011 @ 05:59 pm

Dark circles are often heredity,lack of sleep,sun exposure,medication,nutrition.Unfortantly the skin under our eyes is so thin and shows so many flaws.The best thing really is rest,drink lots of water,try eat veg and fruit that is high in vitamin A.For natural remedies olive oil or crushed mint leaves massaged under your eyes(don't get the mint in your eyes!)As for creams read the ingredients and look for cream with vitamin k,kinetin or AHA.Then of course makeup or concealer,gold-based concealers are good and don't use a concealer that is lighter then your skin.

Hope this helps.. on Nov 22, 2011 @ 06:54 pm

The gals gave me this:

and it worked like a hot damn. Only thing is it's on the pricey side..

Me too on Nov 22, 2011 @ 09:58 pm

I know how you feel. I have the same problem. I really want to try Peter Thomas Roth Instant Firmx Eye. I have read a lot of great reviews on it and it was featured on the Dr. Oz show. I can't find it in Canada though and Sephora or the Roth site will not ship to Canada :(

More wonderful advice on Nov 27, 2011 @ 08:21 pm

Ladyflash...I'm very intrigued with the elizabeth grant product...hmm.....Keeks, I've read about the Peter Thomas cream, have you tried maybe Ebay?
Bren51, thanks for the natural remedies you've suggested, I will do the olive oil treatment right now! But overall, you've got a lot of helpful information!
Thanks everyone :)

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