How to hide dark circles?

To get rid of dark circlesTo get rid of dark circles, let's be clear, there is no miracle product :) However, by combining the right product with the right tool and the right technique, you can easily improve the appearance of dark circles (and bags). And if dark circles are easily visible, it's simply because the eye area is the area where the skin is thinnest, with the circulation underneath only a few millimetres away...

What causes dark circles under the eyes?

The dark circles are mainly due to poor blood circulation and disrupted lymphatic tissue. Lymphs ensure the drainage of the blood, its good circulation and nourish the tissues. The pigments gathered under the skin are no longer eliminated correctly because the lymphatic system is disrupted: this is what gives the appearance of blue, brown or purple. Dark circles are very easily noticeable because the layer of skin under the eyes is much thinner than the epidermis on the rest of the body.

The appearance of dark circles is often equated with extreme fatigue. However, this is far from the truth. We have come to realise that dark circles are the result of many other factors (including hereditary factors). The dark circles can also be the result of a psychological state: stress or anxiety or simply our lifestyle and, of course, skin ageing. Skin colour does not really have an impact: very light skins easily have dark circles, as do dark and black skins.

What are the different types of dark circles? 

There are three main types of dark circlesThere are three main types of dark circles, which are more or less easy to treat.

  • Hollow circles: Hollow circles, as their name suggests, are those that deepen with age. They can be caused by the melting of fatty tissue in the eyelid or by ageing. The dark circles and cheeks are the first places to lose volume.
  • Full circles: unlike hollow circles, full circles under the eye reflect an accumulation of fat, sometimes associated with excess skin.
  • Dark circles: these are recognised by the appearance of pigment spots on the lower eyelid, caused by an accumulation or high concentration of melanin.

How to get rid of dark circles under the eyes?

To conceal dark circles dark circles under the eyesTo conceal dark circles under the eyes, it is recommended to use a targeted eye care product as regularly as possible (once or twice a day).

For those looking for comfort, soothing and radiance, we recommend the Eye Contour Balm Oh My Cream Skincare which is suitable even for very sensitive eye contours.

Combine this treatment with a highly effective beauty tool, such as the Decongestant Roll-On Herbivore. This massage tool helps to decongest puffiness, activate circulation and improve skin elasticity. Using the small roller, start at the inner corner of the eye and roll along the eye socket to the temple in one go, applying increasing pressure to the temple.

The Gua sha face are just as effective and provide a lifting and detoxifying action. They have the advantage of working more deeply than a roll-on, and thanks to their specific angles, thicknesses and curves, they adapt precisely to the morphology of each face. Used around the eyes, they help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

Finally, thedark circle remover is THE product to have in your make-up kit to reduce dark circles. For those who prefer liquid formats, the True Skin Serum Concealer Ilia True Skin Serum Concealer with its silky texture is ideal for reducing the appearance of dark circles, evening out and brightening all skin tones! Alternatively, opt for our favourite compact dark circle concealer, theEnlighten Corrector Jane Iredale.

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