How to Get Rid of Those Pesky Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

Hey there, lovely ladies! Today, I want to dive into a topic that many of us have dealt with at some point in our lives: under-eye dark circles. Robin B. recently reached out with the question "What is best for under-eye dark circles?", and I thought it was high time we tackled it together.

I totally get where you're coming from with those pesky under-eye dark circles. They can be such a bother, right? But hey, you're not alone in this!

What's the Cause?

So, why do we get those dark circles and thin skin under our eyes? Well, there are a few reasons:

  • Genetics: Unfortunately, some of us are just born with a predisposition to dark circles (thanks, genes!).

  • Aging: As we get older, our skin naturally thins out, making blood vessels beneath the surface more visible, which can lead to dark circles.

  • Lifestyle Factors: Late nights, stress, too much screen time – they can all contribute to those dark circles making an appearance. Plus, if you're not getting enough beauty sleep, it can make the skin under your eyes look even thinner and darker.

  • Skin Tone: People with darker skin tones may be more prone to hyperpigmentation around the eyes, which can manifest as dark circles.

How Do I Get Rid of Them?

Now, onto the good stuff – how to bid adieu to those under-eye circles and welcome in brighter, more refreshed-looking eyes!

  • Moisturize: Keeping the skin under your eyes well-hydrated can help plump it up a bit and reduce the appearance of dark circles. Look for a gentle, hydrating eye cream with ingredients like hyaluronic acid or vitamin E. Check out our Ocean Caviar Eye Contour (which has both of those superstar ingredients)!
  • Cold Compresses: A little chill-out session can work wonders for those dark circles! Try applying a cold compress or chilled cucumber slices to your under-eye area for a few minutes to help reduce puffiness and brighten up the skin.
  • Tea Bags: Who knew your morning cup could double as an under-eye remedy? Steep some green or black tea bags in hot water, let them cool down, then pop 'em on your eyes for a few minutes. The caffeine and antioxidants in the tea can help constrict blood vessels and reduce dark circles.
  • Under-Eye Patches: These handy patches are infused with hydrating and brightening ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and caffeine, which can help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness in a flash. Pop them on while you're getting ready in the morning or during your evening skincare routine for an instant pick-me-up.
  • Sun Protection: Don't forget the sunscreen! Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays can help prevent further thinning and darkening of the skin under your eyes. Opt for a broad-spectrum SPF and remember to reapply throughout the day.
  • Beauty Sleep: You've probably heard it before, but it's true – getting enough sleep is crucial for maintaining bright, youthful-looking skin. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality shut-eye each night to give your skin the chance to repair and rejuvenate.

And hey, while those dark circles might not disappear overnight, with a little TLC and some good skincare habits, you can help improve their appearance and rock that bright-eyed look!

I hope that helps, Robin!



  • Arlene, thank you so much for your kind words! It’s wonderful to know that you find them helpful. If you ever have any questions or topics you’d like to explore, don’t hesitate to reach out.

  • I love your ask me anything dialogs, very informative and fun.

    Arlene Costa

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