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How To Get Rid Of Bags Under Eyes And Dark Circles

How To Get Rid Of Bags Under Eyes

They’re the tell-tale signs you’ve had a late night – and sometimes a good concealer just isn’t good enough. Dark circles are super common and caused by a wide range of issues. Like a fly in the ointment, they might be the only thing standing in the way of your flawless complexion. If you’re wondering how to get rid of bags under eyes and dark circles, you’re not alone. Natural skincare can help reduce the appearance of dark circles when your concealer isn’t cutting it. 

What Causes Dark Circles Under Eyes?

It’s a myth that dark circles are only caused by fatigue. In fact, there are many reasons you could wake up with under eye bags and dark circles. They tend to show up when we rub or strain our eyes, as this causes blood vessels under the eyes to enlarge.  

Thinning skin can also be a culprit. When we age, the skin around our eyes naturally thins. As we lose this fatty tissue, dark circles become more prominent.  

Dark circles can also be an inherited trait – part of your unique genetic make-up. Dehydration, smoking, or conditions such as anaemia can all cause dark circles to appear. We recommend consulting with a doctor if you’re concerned about dark circles. 

How To Get Rid Of Bags Under Eyes And Dark Circles

If your dark circles are due to external (non-genetic) factors, think about making easy lifestyle changes. There are lots of natural remedies to get rid of bags under eyes. For example, aim to get plenty of rest. Drink lots of water. Try elevating your head and applying a cold compress to your under-eye area. What this does is help to shrink dilated blood vessels, which in turn minimizes the look of dark circles. An anti-aging eye cream can have a similar effect. 

The Best Eye Cream for Dark Circles 

When it comes to an eye cream for dark circles, it all starts with ingredients. Look for plant-powered products with ingredients that are rich in nutrients and antioxidants. These work to brighten skin and protect from the harmful effects of free radical damage. A smooth-textured cream, suited to your skin type, will help to calm stressed skin under the eyes.  

Oily Skin With Dark Circles 

If you have oily skin, look for ingredients with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Our Manuka Honey Skin-Brightening Eye Cream is packed with these. Of special note is the high concentration of New Zealand manuka honey. This superfood helps to promote a blemish-free complexion thanks to its antibacterial properties.  

Manuka honey joins Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi, formed from antioxidant-rich Vinanza® grape seed and Vitamin C-rich kiwi skin. This powerful antioxidant extract is known to help brighten skin by targeting redness and pigmentation. Meanwhile, extract of Persian silk flower contains an active skin-brightening compound. Together, these ingredients contribute to the fading of dark circles. It’s like a cocktail of skin-brightening nutrients.  

Related: The Benefits Of Manuka Honey For Skin

If you’re worried about applying a heavy eye cream for dark circles, don’t fret. This manuka honey eye cream is rich, yet light – so it delivers moisture to skin without leaving a greasy residue 

Dry Skin With Dark Circles 

If you have dry skin, hydration is key. Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream features a host of skin-enhancing ingredients. Its key bioactive botanical is kiwi seed oil. This superfruit oil is ultra-rich in Vitamin C from the seeds of the New Zealand kiwifruit. Nutrient-rich avocado oil, carrot seed oil, and manuka flower feature, too. These antioxidant-rich ingredients work to help rescue damaged tissue. They also help to protect the skin from the damage caused by free radicals. It’s a nutritional skin boost for the delicate under-eye area. 

Texture is super important in an eye cream. Our devotees are obsessed with the cooling yet soothing formulation of our award-winning eye cream. Not only does it help reduce dark circles, it also helps to reduce puffiness under the eye area by helping to relieve inflammation. 

Pat, Don’t Rub: How To Apply AEye Cream For Dark Circles 

The skin under your eyes is super delicate, so be gentle when applying your eye cream. Warm the formulation between your fingertips after cleansing. Then, gently pat to the orbital bone – the bone that sits under your eye. Dab the cream rather than rubbing it. Rubbing can make dark circles worse by causing blood vessels to enlarge.  

Follow with your daily moisturiser or night cream. If you use a water gel moisturizer, you may wish to apply this first, as it’s a lighter formulation than a rich eye cream. 

Tip For Getting Rid Of Bags Under Eyes

It’s important to store your skincare below the specified temperature on the label. But here’s an extra tip that Antipodes® staff swear by: keep a jar of Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream in the fridge. It’ll deliver an extra dose of the cooling factor for your skin, particularly in the summer months.  

Dark circles can be annoying, but they’re not usually a sign of something serious. The best eye cream for dark circles has natural and antioxidant-rich ingredients. Skin not only looks brighter, but it feels soft and hydrated. Now that’s a sight for sore eyes. 



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