Your eyes tell others a lot about your mood and health, whether you’re happy, sad, angry – or very tired. Those dark eye circles that seem to appear out of nowhere have you pulling your hair at quick solutions to get rid of them.
Well, you’re not alone, throughout history, women have come up with bizarre yet effective methods of getting rid of dark eye circles.
Often the main culprit is lack of sleep caused by stress from work or school. Singaporeans have been ranked the 2nd most overworked city in the world – making it no surprise that many Singaporean women are scurrying to find effective ways to keep their skin clear and faces fresh – free of dark circles.
With so many clinical treatments and home remedies to choose from, how do you know which is best for removing those under eye bags?
Let us delve into our history to find proven methods that have been used to treat dark eye circles.
- Dark eye circles treatments do not have to be expensive or time consuming!
- Antioxidants and peptides help treat dark circles
- Brighter, refreshed looking eyes requires more than just face serum and moisturiser
- Understand your lifestyle to take better care of your skin
Tested and Proven Secrets of How to Get Rid of Dark Eye Circles
Remember that old saying “There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep”? Well, here are 6 secrets that can enhance your evening routine for well-rested eyes – with no eye bags – the next day.
Apply a Cold Compress
This is one of the simplest and cheapest methods if you are wondering how to get rid of eye bags (All you need is a fluffy towel and cold water).
I recommend applying your cold compress for at least 10 minutes. What this does is to reduce pressure in your capillaries under your eyes. I love to add an extra massage to promote circulation by massaging the eye area gently
Make sure to be gentle with the massage as the skin around your eyes is one of the areas where the skin is thinnest. Instead, opt for a gentle massager that adds slight warmth on top of the calming massage.
If you are a veteran in the skincare world, you would be familiar with the Vitamins A, C and E. Here’s a new rising star – Vitamin K. According to a 2015 study, Vitamin K, with caffeine has been found to be able to lighten the shade of your under eyes and aid in dark circle removal.
As we age the skin around our eyes starts to thin out. This makes the capillaries under your eyes look more pronounced, creating dark circles. Combat tired eyes with Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides.
These 2 ingredients help to hydrate and plump out your skin, making them look fuller and more youthful
Soak in Green Tea
Who would have thought that the cure for eye bags can be found in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)? Tea has always been a staple in TCM. For many centuries, it has been used for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Even women in Indonesia use tea to heal their dry skin. The caffeine in these tea leaves contain powerful antioxidants which help promote blood flow to your skin. By pumping in more oxygenated blood, it helps relieve the appearance of dark eye circles caused by poor circulation.
Green Tea, in particular, has been found to have a high flavonoid (antioxidant) content that aids in anti-inflammation.
Cucumbers on Eyes
We all have this image of cucumbers on our eyes for dark eye circles from television shows. But do they really work?
In fact, cucumbers are rich in vitamin c and folic acid. Just chill cucumber slices and leave them on your eyes for 10 minutes. You’ll definitely see the difference!
When your body is dehydrated, your eyes tend to look more sunken in, creating the appearance of a more haggard look. So, the solution is to drink more water!
Finish those 8 glasses of water a day to keep your skin looking plump and firm! We also love nourishing our skin with a healthy green smoothie to add a boost of glowing skin goodness in our meals.
Clinically Proven Products to Help Remove Dark Eye Circles and Eye Bags
During this period, as many of us are working from home, we tend to spend more than 8 hours in front of a screen every day. Protect your delicate skin with these gentle products that deliver clinically proven results for your eyes and your skin:
- Boosters and Serums with Antioxidants Actives
Boosters and serums are an essential to any skincare routine. Add a boost of antioxidants into your skin with snowperk Skin Firming Booster, formulated with Knotgrass Extract – Award Winning active that is rich in antioxidants.
- Rose Water Essence that Calms and Relaxes
Dark circles are often linked to excessive physical or mental stress. One great way to counter those heavy eye bags is to relax your mind, body and soul with the sweet aroma of Damask Roses. snowperk Skin Glowing & Hydrating booster is a must add for any skincare routine that seeks to reduce the appearance of those dark rings around your eyes. Containing 16% of the Damask Rose concentrate, the calming scent of Damask Rose also aids in reducing visible signs of stress & fatigue – especially after a long day at work. The great thing about this face serum is that it is clinically proven helps to improve dark spots by up to 25% in 28 days
- Hydration Replenishing Moisturisers
Especially in the humid Singapore weather, you should take care of your skin to prevent dehydration. With a 24-hour long lasting moisture lock, the snowperk Balancing Moisturiser Gel-Cream seals in moisture with its lightweight, fast-absorbing and gentle for sensitive skin formulation.
Understand Your Skin Type and Personalise Your Skincare Routine
Like wrinkles you cannot remove dark eye circles completely. They reflect your lifestyle and body! As seen throughout time, the methods to cure dark circles have always centred on balancing one’s overall health.
While skincare products can help alleviate the discolouration under your eyes, it will always come back if you do not take care of your skin health.
Our skin iD test will uncover your skin type and offer you a fully personalised routine with detailed information on which ingredients your skin needs.
What’s more – these products are developed and made right here in Singapore to ensure the highest standard of quality and safety.
Do you want to learn more about your skin type? Take the skin iD test today and receive a personalised skincare routine instantly.