- Dark circles get their colour from the blood vessels beneath the skin.
- Genetics and aging are two major causes of dark circles.
- If using concealer, choose tones from the opposite side of the colour wheel.
Why do I get dark under-eye circles?
While many people attribute dark circles to fatigue and/or stress, these aren't the only reasons you may develop under-eye shadows. The blue/green tone to the skin actually comes from the blood vessels beneath, more visible because of the skin's thin texture.
As we age, this skin thins even more, losing elasticity and moisture, which is why dark circles seem more apparent as we get older. Some people experience dark circles even when in their teens and twenties, which is often due to genetics.
A combination of a tailored eye cream with a tone-balancing corrector pen can help fade out and lift those dark circles, giving you a more wide-awake look. Opt for a corrector with tones from the opposite side of the colour spectrum: if you have purple or green-tinted under-eye circles, a yellow or red-based concealer will help correct the colour imbalance (and vice versa.)
La Roche-Posay would recommend...
Because the skin around the eyes is particularly thin, it is more fragile and sensitive than the rest of the complexion. This is why it's recommended to use skincare formulated specifically for the eye area. The Redermic R Retinol Anti-Aging Eye Cream by La Roche-Posay uses the powerful anti-aging properties of retinol to smooth out fine lines at the corner of the eyes and brighten dark under-eye circles.
For significant brown or blue under-eye shadows, the Pigmentclar Eye Cream targets hyperpigmentation caused by excess melanin and/or poor circulation, using light-reflecting pigments to instantly rejuvenate the expression.
Bye-bye dark, dull shadows and hello radiant, sparkling eyes!