The skin around your eyes is about 40% thinner than the skin on the rest of your face which means that you need to take extra care with this area. While most of us assume that we have dark circles because we’re tired, the more scientific explanation is that the dark hue is caused by blood passing through the veins just below the skin’s surface. A number of things can make the circles more prominent, including ageing, hereditary factors, dehydration and tobacco smoke.

We give you  the scoop on how to get rid of  those dark circles – for good.

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The Quick Fix:

The quickest and most effective way to disguise dark circles is to use a good concealer. The trick is to keep it simple and not worry about blending multiple shades or using redness correctors. Choose a lightweight concealer in a shade as close to your skin tone as possible – using anything lighter will most likely give you a ghostly look.


Clarins Instant Concealer – R310


M.A.C Pro Longwear Concealer, 9ml – R260

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Keep your skin bright even when it gets  dark early

The Long-Term Solution

Considering any kind of surgery should always be your last resort. A healthy lifestyle, getting enough rest, eating a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water will all help to get rid of your dark circles. A crucial product that you should add to your skincare routine is an SPF to protect the delicate area from getting any darker.


Chanel Sublimage La Protection UV SPF 50, 30ml – R1520

You will also want to use a preventative product. Clinique’s Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector is one of the best products for under-eye circles as it instantly conceals while strengthening the eye area over time to reduce further ageing.


Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector, 1oml – R460

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