Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Dreaded Dark Circles - Solutions?

Dark circles! Every girl's nightmare! But dark circles can happen for different reasons so you might be able to do something about it!

First and foremost, get enough sleep! Lack of sleep has a lot to do with under-eye dark circles. When you're asleep tissue fluid flows from your blood all over your body, so when you go longs periods without sleep the fluids don't flow as well! That's why sometimes if you go without sleep you might find yourself looking a little pale. A good 7 to 8 hours should do the trick. If you can't get to bed early or sleep in, try taking a refreshing nap.

Second, make sure you're drinking lots of water. Water not only hydrates your skin and improves your blood flow but it can also help maintain some elasticity under your eyes! We've all heard of the frozen green tea bags and cucumber slices over the eye treatments. Those are great for reducing swelling and bags but water does the same thing, but on the inside, where it matters more and makes all the difference!

Thirdly, sometimes people have dark circles because their skin is really light and since the skin under your eyes is already much thinner and frail from your other skin, the blood vessels are more visible,creating that deep purple look. Pretty much all you can do then is just use the power of makeup!

How to Conceal Your Dark Circles with Makeup!

First, use a neutral  foundation stick that is about 1 or 2 shades lighter than your regular skin tone. Apply this under your eyes and in the corners where you can get dark spots. On top off that you'll use a certain type of concealer depending on the color of your dark circles. If your under eye circles are more on the blue side, using a more orange based concealer. If not, any type of yellowish concealer will work. A trick that many people use is to not just conceal right under the eyes because then your makeup will look obvious. Blending really well down into the sides of your nose can help create a seamless look.

Tutorial will be up soon!

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