5 Ways to Get Rid of Dark Under-Eye Circles

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You would think it’s summer and I’ll have more time to catch up on sleep, but it’s just not happening. I stay late at night and then feel sleepy during the day. As a result, my under-eye circles are darker than ever. I don’t worry too much about it though as I follow some tips and tricks that help me to look more alive when I’m underslept and tired. In case you are dealing with the same problem, here comes my list of 5 best practices to get rid of dark under-eye circles.

1. Chamomile Ice

I’m not the biggest fan of using anything cold on my skin, but the ice trick really works for my under eye circles. Usually, I freeze a special batch of chamomile ice for the problem area as it helps to reduce swelling and help with puffy eyes. Basically, I just add some chamomile tea into the ice freezing form and wait until it’s set. Then, I’ll use one chamomile tea cube in the morning before washing my face.

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2. Oxygen Eye Cream

While all of the do-it-yourself tips are great and really help to fix the problem fast, without proper skincare regimen all these recipes are useless. In my humble opinion, you could cover yourself in green tea bags and rice paper masks, but if you don’t use a good eye cream, you’ll never see the results. Recently I’ve been using and loving the VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream which is designed to fight the around eye wrinkles and help with the under-eye circles. Featuring the extracts of evening primrose, avocado, and elderberry, this eye cream features a very gentle super absorbing formula that is a perfect overnight treat for the sensitive around eye area.The cream comes with a cute vegan leather bag and a half-moon shaped applicator which makes this dark circles fighting cream even more luxurious.

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3. Green Tea Bags

Ever since I was a kid, all the Russian do-it-yourself magazines were talking about the benefits of using green tea for the under-eye area. And it was not until recently when I finally decided to give this tip a go. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and tannins that help to lighten the dark circles. It also contains caffeine that helps to reduce puffiness by shrinking the blood vessels. You don’t need any specific type of green tea to make this trick work — just reuse tea bags from your morning’s cup of tea and place it under your eyes for 5-10 minutes.

4. Concealer

If you don’t have time for any of the tricks and products that I mentioned before, use a good high-end concealer to camouflage the problem area. My current favorite everyday concealer is Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Super Natural Concealer. It’s one of the most lightweight and full coverage products that blurs any discolorations and provides a flawless finish whether you are using it in a combination with a foundation or on its own. Usually I prefer “baking” my under eye area while my dark under-eye circles are getting out of control, but this product is pigmented enough to work on its own. Just set it with a translucent powder and you are ready to go!

Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Super Natural Concealer

5. Rice Paper Under Eye Mask

For centuries, rice (and particularly rice paper) has been used as one of the most effective products to brighten up and moisturize your skin. Rice is also an important “beauty product” in Russian natural skin care too as it’s known for it’s under eye brightening properties. This affordable sheet mask recipe in one of the best examples of how to incorporate rice into your beauty regime.

Directions: In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together ½ cup almond milk and 3 drops of sweet almond oil. Microwave a mixture for about 20 seconds. Cut rice paper into quarters and place each piece of rice paper in a warm almond milk for one minute (don’t put them together so they do not stick to one another). Apply each piece of rice paper under each eye area and let the mask work for 15 minutes.

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There you have it: 5 tips on how to get rid of dark under eye circles. I wonder if you already use any of these tips? Please share your thoughts on what’s helping you to fight the under eye circles in the comments area below!

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  • Thanks so much for sharing these great tips!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • sweetlee

    I will be trying some of these tips for my dark circles.

  • Abigail

    I think I’ve looked tired since my first son was born 8 years ago – Id love to try these!

  • inkchick

    These are all great tips. I shall have to try them.

  • Tiffany D

    I love all your tips! Ive had dark circles under my eyes for years. Cant wait to try!

  • Diane Romeo

    I would love to try this eye cream. Great tips.

  • jennifer

    I would love to try this eyecream since i have a little bit of dark eye circles

  • Kim Pincombe-Cole

    Dark eye circles are my biggest skin concern! I need to buy stock in eye concealer… love the ice chamomile tea trick!

  • patty wright

    I am 59 and have dark circles

  • Gail Weisblat

    Eye cream is my best friend

  • diane sabatini

    Thanks for the tips. I have had dark circles since my 20s.

  • Anne C

    Great list! I have to try the rice paper mask!

  • margaretporter

    I have dark circles and saggy skin

  • shannon fowler

    This is amazing! I can’t wait to try these tips. Ive noticed dark circles a lot recently.

  • Markita Hamilton

    Am too young to have these problems. Have searched for years for a true antidote. Haven’t found one. Thanks for the review!

  • Jodie

    Thanks for this article! I hate my dark circles and will try anything to help them!

  • angela

    your eyes are stunning. who knew the rice paper I love to eat can help my eyes.

  • Carole Harris

    I will have to read this in more depth, so I thank you ahead of time. I skimmed through the ideas. Have a great rest of your summer!!!

  • Judy Thomas

    This stuff looks awesome.I need some badly for the bags under my eyes!

  • Anita Singh

    This looks so effective n attractive too ??

  • Anita Kennett

    Beautiful review,very helpful,
    Thanks ?

  • Raymond Stone

    So cool! Thank You!!

  • Jenandjason Raska

    Can’t wait to try

  • Jeo

    I have huge bags under my eyes and would love to try

  • Debra Holloway

    This would be great for me as long as there is no aloe in it.

  • Laura

    This looks great! Love it!

  • Gina Stevens

    I would love to try this eye cream.

  • Love this post! You should definitely check out the Dermalogical undereye de-puffing cream too. I’m sure you’ll love it! Lately I’ve had a lot of late nights working, green tea and cool compresses all work well. Both to wake me up and reduce swelling.

    xoxo – Kelly

    • Thank you for the recommendations, Kelly! I love the brand for their face oil, peel, and lip treatment, but I haven’t tried the eye cream yet — I’ll make sure to check it out!

  • Patricia Simpkin

    Sounds amazing; I would love to give your cream a try!

  • Janet OBrien

    Would love to try this product

  • Ace

    I’m in need of dark under eye help, would really appreciate the opportunity for any dark under eye help, I would love to see a difference trying your product.

  • lhayes

    I would love to try this because I’m tired of looking like a raccoon!

  • Robin

    I have great skin, but the one thing I’m always trying to correct is the dark circles under my eyes! Puffiness too! Seems like it’s genetic, but I’m still trying to find a product that will help with this.

    • Have you tried any DIY treatments yet? There are quite effective especially if combined with an great eye cream!

      • Robin

        I’ve tried the green tea bags before. I usually take my used tea bags, and put them in the fridge in a plastic bag. I’ll definitely try the other suggestions you mentioned. Thank you! <3

  • Hope

    I need help with my under eye circles! I would love to win this!

  • Dana Rodriguez

    This sounds really nice. I love skincare products.

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  • Hope Channell

    Thank you for the tips!

  • Racheycakes27

    I’m going to try these!

  • Mariel

    Love your post! How would you compare KA Concieler to Tarte Shape Tape? Less coverage, but more hydrating..? And is it your fave concieler or have you find even better ones (for dark under eyes)?

  • Thank you for the tips! Dark circles under my eyes are such a pain I’m always looking for ways to reduce them so will be giving a couple of your tips a try! X

  • What fantastic ideas! I have just found another use for my green tea 😉

    Thanks for sharing!

    Laura xo