Monday, December 3, 2012

How To Get Rid of Under-Eye Circles

It’s another Monday readers and with it comes another Manic Makeup Monday question from a Makeup Examiner reader. So Happy Monday my lovelies and let’s get to this Monday’s question!

Today’s Makeup Monday question comes from Makeup Examiner reader Jesse L. of Columbus, Ohio, USA. Jesse asks: “I have dark circles under my eyes and always look tired. Can you recommend anything?”

There are several causes as to why we end up with under-eye circles. Some people naturally have them, but heredity aside; lifestyle can play a major factor. Issues such as illness, stress, lack of sleep, and tobacco and alcohol use can contribute dark circles. However, there are a few tips and tricks to lessen this issue.

1. Get Sleep - We all tend to ignore the eight hours of sleep rule, but it truly does make a difference in the way that we look. Failing to consistently get a good night’s rest causes you to look pale and enhances those dark circles.

2. Eat Well - The importance of a healthy diet cannot be emphasized enough. Aside from physical health, an improper diet shows all over your face.

3. Avoid Tobacco and Alcohol - Smoking is responsible for premature ageing, which is one of the biggest causes of under-eye circles. And excessively partaking in adult beverages dehydrates your body, which in turn cause under-eye circles.

4. Get Circulating – Rev up the blood circulation in your under-eye area by VERY gently massaging your under-eye area by making fluttering motions with your fingertips.

5. Stay Hydrated - Dehydration is one of the biggest causes of dark circles and a lot of other beauty issues. Our bodies are almost 60 percent water and we need water. There is no magic amount to dink each day, but try to replace that can of soda with a glass of water and you’ll see a difference on your face!

6. Avoid The Sun – Well, no one wants to live like a vampire. So you don’t have to wait until nighttime to venture out. But, you do need sunscreen and invest in a pair of sunglasses!

7. Avoid Eye Stress - The Makeup Examiner is constantly in front of a computer or on the cell, but I stick to a strict rule of resting my eyes often. Look away from your computer for 10 minutes, close your eyes if you can (not always feasible in an office), but do what you can throughout the day to give your eyes a rest.

When all else fails, make sure that you have a good concealer!

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