Stay away from the dark side!

Have you ever woken up after a good eight hours of sleep only to look at the mirror and see the face of someone who seems so tired because of dark under eyes? You deserve to look fresh everyday, so bid those monsters of darkness goodbye by following these tips.

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1. Sleep

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Yes, it’s such a common piece of advice, but maybe you need to sleep more and in longer quantities. Fatigue makes your skin pale, hence making you look more gaunt. Make sure you log in 7 to 8 hours of shut eye every night and to sleep on your back with an extra pillow to help flush out water buildup from your face

2. Hydrate

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Drink lots and lots of water. Dehydration makes skin less plump, and this might be the reason why your undereyes look sunken. Plus, water is so good for you because it helps you lose weight, keeps skin soft, and improves mental and physical performance!

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3. Take a collagen supplement

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As we age, the collagen in our skin begins to break down faster, making skin look older and less elastic. This causes the skin under the eyes look thinner, making the blood vessels under your eyes more visible. Or alternatively,

4. Use a retinoid

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Retinol (vitamin A) creams boosts collagen production and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It makes the skin look younger and healthier and normalizes cell turnover to reveal brighter skin.

5. Apply cold tea bags

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Tea contains tannins, which is a diuretic that shrinks blood vessels, thus reducing the appearance of dark circles and eyebags. Steep some tea and save the bags. Chill them in the fridge for a while and place them on your eyes for 5 minutes then rinse off with cold water. This brightens the eyes and make them look energized.

6. Cut out salty food and alcohol in your diet

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Too much salt and alcohol dehydrates your skin and makes it look puffy, worsening the shadow that’s cast on your undereyes. Replace salty food cravings with vitamin C-rich fruits that promote collagen production, and alcohol with fresh juice to give your skin and body nutrients that it needs.

Some people naturally have smokier eyes due to genetics or illnesses. If you’re one of these people, consider these tips instead.

7. Use correcting concealers

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Peach or orange cancels out the purple and blue hues under your eyes and makes them appear brighter and neutralized. Use the corrector on darker areas of the undereye, then apply concealer in a V shape to lift the tone of the skin, making it look like you never had to pull an all-nighter.

8. Up your iron intake

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Iron deficiency means the blood lacks healthy oxygenated red blood cells, which is responsible for giving that healthy pinkish glow. People who are anemic lack color and it makes them appear more tired than they actually are. Anemia is not something you could self-diagnose, so head to the doctor for a blood test.

9. Go to an aesthetician

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If you have extra coin and would like to get rid of your dark circles ASAP, seek the help of an aesthetician. There are laser treatments specifically for lightening skin around the eyes, chemical peels that address uneven skin tone, or IV treatments that help whiten dark spots and boost collagen production and nutrient absorption.

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