How to Get Rid of Dark Circles

Woman wearing under eye gel masks

Are dark circles a serious health problem? Not really, but they seem to be a persistent and vexing issue for so many people.

Looking in the mirror with serious dark circles, you see an older, eroded version of yourself. Eye bags create a very real and serious road-block to looking put-together and youthful.

It’s perplexing how one small area of our face can completely betray us. They secretly signal to family that we had a few too many drinks last night, and they covertly notify colleagues that we haven’t slept well all week.

It’s time to tame these bags and get them under control so we can go about business as usual.

As we age, skin naturally loses collagen and grows thinner. This means no matter what kind of skin you have and no matter what routine you’re loyal to, veins and dark circles will inevitably start to show through the thin skin around your eyes.

According to Dr Natasha Sandy, a board certified physician with specialist training in Dermatology, “as early as 25, your collagen and elastin production decreases, causing skin to become loose, saggy, and puffy.”

Although there is no treatment on the market currently that will permanently eradicate under eye circles, there are a number of methods people use to reduce them, both natural and medically prescribed.

One of the best and most underrated treatments to cure under-eye bags is to monitor quality and quantity of sleep. Getting a full 8.5 hours of sleep each night will help your cause.

When you are well rested, it’s only fair that you look well-rested, right? When sleeping still fails you, use these products that have been tried and tested by Bondi Beauty, but be warned the solutions are not cheap:

Green box of under eye masks for dark circles

Wrinkles Schminkles 5x Eye Smoothing & Depuffing Masks RRP: $50

These fabulous masks work hard and quick, with a 15 minute turn-around time for a quick fix for under-eye bags. These masks are custom made for the under-eye area and almost feel like a second skin when they’re on.

The technology uses a rapidly infusing mask that plumps, depuffs and minimises the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles. It may be placebo, but these masks seem to make you feel less tired or hungover after usage…

White and orange bottle of under eye cream for dark circle

REN Clean Skincare Radiance Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream RRP: $76

There has been a lot of noise on social media from various influencers about this wonder cream that is transforming under eyes. A rehydrating eye cream that helps to brighten and smooth, reducing the appearance of dark circles. It leaves the delicate under eye area feeling fresh, firm and more even looking.

Within just one week, improvements are noticeable and you don’t look as weathered as before. The only issue with this product is its price and size – its price being high and its size being very small. If you have the budget, it is well worth it.

White bottle of under eye cream

Avene A-Oxitive RRP: $59.99

Avene helps fight against harmful effects of daily aggressors (blue light from digital screens, pollution, free radicals, stress) and preserve youthful skin, thanks to a unique combination of active ingredients.

A-Oxitive uses innovative Gradual Release which transforms Pro-Vitamin C into Pure Vitamin C when it comes in contact with the skin. This Pure Vitamin C is gradually released throughout the day for optimal efficacy, excellent tolerance and long-lasting antioxidant protection. The highly concentrated Antioxidant defense serum seems to reveal results at around the 2 week mark. It’s a soft thin cream that is applied once daily in the problem areas.

Tub of advanced eye lift cream for dark circles

Advanced Cosmetica Instant Eye Lift RRP: $67

A small and delicate cylinder container of only 20mL holds a product with some serious punch. Once opened and applied, scents of Kakadu Plum and Licorice root waft from your eyes to your nose.

This non-surgical eye lift targets wrinkles to reduce the signs of aging while energising, creating lift and tone to the upper and lower eyelid. This multi-functional formula immediately begins to rejuvenate and reduce the appearance of fine lines resulting in healthy, vibrant and youthful skin.

Orange and white tub of gel masks to get rid of under eye bags

Arbonne Prepwork Gel Eye Masks RRP: $73

Everyone will be ‘jelly’ when they see these gel-like eye masks. They soothe and cool on contact, transforming tired, puffy-looking eyes into wide-awake, “I’m a morning person” eyes.

Plus, the moisture-boosting superfood cocktail of antioxidants, omegas and phytonutrients help soften the look of baby lines around the eyes. Although the price may seem high, the container comes with 30 sets of masks. These are ideal for some pampering and self-care time any day of the week.

With these products you will be well equipped to fight the dark circles that linger under your eyes.

Claudia Remedios

If Claudia isn't working one of her three jobs, you can find her lifting weights, practicing yoga, or getting experimental in the kitchen. With an interest in media and film and all things foreign, Claudia hopes to find herself in a production role overseas in the not too distant future - New York, London, Los Angeles...who knows.

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