How to Diminish Dark Circles and Under Eye Puffiness

There are many reasons why some people have dark circles and puffiness under their eyes.
RockyRacoonThe annoying shadows can be stubborn and unfortunately they make you look tired, even though you’re not.

A healthy lifestyle and a good night’s sleep does help diminish the appearance however, recent research has found that dark circles are actually from super fine capillaries that are darkening the skin (shadowing) under the eyes. It also seems that they can be hereditary. Although individual reasons vary for the stubborn shadows, there are a few treatments that I have found over the years that my client’s vow has helped for the discoloration and puffiness.

  • illuminating_eye_therapyOne of them is an eye cream with GHK copper peptide in it. Copper is a natural anti-inflammatory. One that I love is Neova’s Illuminating Eye Therapy, it’s clinically shown to speed up blood flow and improve circulation which significantly reduces the appearance of dark circles.


The best way to apply your eye cream is using your ring finger, which is the weakest finger. Starting from the outer eye area and with little tapping movements slide the cream in towards your tear duct then when you get to your sinus area use a little pressure to release and drain any fluid. Ahh feels so good to release some of that pressure!

Antioxidants vitamin C and A have also been proven and tested to help reduce the appearance of dark circles. Because of Vitamin C’s active ingredients, it’s important to purchase a product that has a stabilizer in it. Vitamin A is a great antioxidant that will also help smooth fine lines.126e2fc1ae3-cache

Dark circles usually look better when the puffiness subsides, one easy and effective at home treatment is the Galvanic Spa by Nu Skin. Using micro-current technology, this powerful treatment stimulates and tones the skin resulting in an improved appearance.

I hope these tips help, please contact me to share any tips of your own!

Source: Skin research and Technology September 2015

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