If you’re waking up with dark under-eye circles even after a good night’s sleep, you’re probably wondering what—if anything—you can do to prevent them. The unfortunate truth: Dark circles are largely caused by genetics and aging, two factors beyond your control. The good news? With a little skincare and makeup know-how, you can make the look of dark circles disappear before your eyes! Read on for what IT Cosmetics regional education manager Eliexer Rodriguez recommends.
Apply Anti-Aging Eye Cream in the AM & PM
The skin around the eyes is extremely thin and delicate, which is why dark circles are so noticeable, and why it’s a good idea to use an anti-aging eye cream infused with skin-strengthening ceramides morning and night. For daytime, Rodriguez likes Confidence in an Eye Cream, which features an exclusive apricot tint and Drops of Light Technology™ to visibly color-correct and brighten the under-eye area.
At night, switch to an eye cream with a slightly richer texture that also helps soothe eye puffiness after a long day and can double as an eye mask simply by layering on more of it.
Conceal Dark Under-Eye Circles With Care
The best under-eye concealers provide hydrating, highly pigmented full coverage that lasts all day. In addition to our original best-selling anti-aging concealer that comes in 48 shades to suit every skin tone, IT Cosmetics offers an illuminating version to add subtle radiance to your eye area. Both under-eye concealers work beautifully to cover dark circles and can also be used for targeted coverage of other skin imperfections, including blemishes and age spots.
For your most flawless concealer application, Rodriguez says just remember to warm, tap and blend! First, use your fingers to warm a tiny amount of concealer onto the back of your hand. Next, use the flat side of a dual-ended concealer brush to pick up the concealer and tap it along your under-eye area. Lastly, use the fluffy end of the makeup brush to blend and buff for an airbrushed finish.