Besides lots of refreshing sleep at night, what can you do to look well-rested at all times? It’s simple: get yourself a good concealer! With these tips, you’ll have no trouble finding one that’s right for you.
What causes dark circles?
The skin around the eyes is especially thin, which makes it possible to see the blood circulating underneath it. When dark circles appear under your eyes, it means the circulation is poor in this area. Why? Often, dark circles are a sign of sleep deprivation, an unhealthy lifestyle, smoking, alcohol or drug abuse, or a diet with too much saturated fat. What can you do about it? Try getting more sleep and adopting a healthier lifestyle. Sometimes, however, dark circles are due to heredity and can’t be avoided...
How do I conceal dark circles?
By getting a good concealer! First of all, you need to choose a texture that suits your skin type. For instance, stick concealers are not recommended for people with dry skin. If in doubt, go for a liquid concealer, which is appropriate for all skin types.
How should I apply concealer?
Apply it under the eye by first making three small dots forming the points of an inverted triangle, then fill in the triangle with short, upward strokes.
What colour should I choose?
If your dark circles are bluish: choose a golden-orange shade.
If your dark circles are brownish: select a pink, peach or salmon concealer.
If your dark circles are purplish: opt for a golden-yellow tint.