Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Beauty Tip: Dark Under Eye Circles Remedies?

Most of us are dealing with baggy and dark under eye circles. Unfortunately, there are no symptoms to this problem. Ageing can be a factor for the main development of under eye circles and stress is also a common cause for this.

Here are some of what I noticed from myself that causes me to get under eye circles.
  1. Lack of sleep
  2. Lack of healthy diet
  3. Lack of water that causes my skin to get dry and weak
  4. I know it's kind of inappropriate for my age but ageing is still considered on this part.
And here are some of the remedies that I do for myself and hope it works for you as well.

Concealing:

Typically, under eye circles  are purple-ish or green-ish so what you wanna do is use either yellow/goldy or pinky shade concealer.


First, check if you have purple-ish or green-ish under eye circles.


As you can see in the color wheel, the opposite color for purple is yellow. Same with applying make up. Purple-ish under eye circles can be corrected with yellow toned concealer. 

With green-ish under eye circle it's much better if you conceal it with more of a pinky color. 




Row A are best for purple-ish under eye circles and row B are best for green-ish under eye circles. If you have darker skin, you can use a warmer shade from the two rows posted in the photo. For example, you're more of a morena type skin tone and have purple-ish under eye circle, you can use the 2nd shade from row A. Hope you get my point. :)


It is best to apply concealers with your fingers. Why? The heat of your fingers melts the concealer and helps it to blend with your skin really well.

You can purchase this palette from Dollface cosmetics but I recommend to buy a single shade concealer that matches your skin. You don't need this much if you can't use it all right? They are also selling individual concealers here.


Make sure you apply it under your eyes in triangular area as seen in my photo. Blend the lower part with your skin to make it look natural and powder it really well.


The powder helps your concealer stay long, especially if you get sweaty. Your skin may absorb your concealer if you don't set it with powder.


You don't have to go buy special products for this, your just need a good concealer. :) I use Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer in Cream.

Natural Cure at home:
  • My aunt used to to this, apply 2 thin slices of cucumbers on your eyes for 15-20 minutes. This can relieve stress and refreshes you eyes.
  • Make sure you get 8 hours of sleep daily. It is very important that you sleep without being disturbed at all. This is not only good for the eyes but also for the body as you will not have any health problems in the future. 
  • Consume at least 8 glasses of water a day.
  • Consume meals that are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. Like fruits and vegetables.
  • Cold tea bag on top of each eye for 10-15 minutes a day. It's much better than using ice.
  • Work less and relax more. :)
Additional tips from my dolls:
  • Raw potatoes works like cucumbers. It helps your eyes hydrated...try it!:) - Debi
  • Ellen suggested to use Garnier eye roll on.
  • Black tea also helps with eye bags and dark circles. - Hercy
Hope this helps. 
Do you have any other options that can be a remedy for under eye circles? :)
Share it with us!
Hugs and kisses,

60 comments:

  1. wow i love this post. Thanks for the tips. I like your picture there. I have super puffed eyebags, para na syang maleta, hinde na eyebags..hehe

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  2. cool post! I just wish I can work less and relax more! =)

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  3. @jenggay: Thank you. :D super relaxed ako nyan kya wala masydong under eye circles. hehe :)) Maleta na talaga sayo? tara abroad na tayo. Fully packed ka na. LOL. Try to relax girl :)

    @aie: you should get a day for spa! :)

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  4. its my problem too, I have a work in the morning and a part time job in the evening...:)

    By the way, raw potatoes works like cucumbers. It helps your eyes hydrated...try it!:)

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  5. @DEBI: Added your tips in my post! tagged you also. :D thanks for sharing!

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  6. Thanks for sharing! :) how about Garnier eye roll on?

    Anyway, I prefer the natural care that your Aunt share. :)
    btw, I sent a follow request on your twitter. :) hope you will follow me too. :) have a nice day!


    twitter.com/ellenreviews

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  7. @ellen: followed you back dear :D

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  8. Oh, thanks for this! I never knew that the color wheel really has something to do with this. :p

    But I actually want to add that black tea also helps with eye bags and dark circles. I have read them in a loot of articles. :)

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  9. I hate dark circles under the eyes. So glad concealer exists! I have dark circles and I think it can also be hereditary! THANKS FOR THE TIP. (: It's been a while since I've been on blogger, I much catch up with your blog!

    Missa

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  10. very helpful entry... but I just don't know though hoe to identify whether I have greenish or purplish eye circles. :| any suggestions?

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  11. What a great post! Very helpful. :)

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  12. This is a very helpful post! And you look like a doll. Cutie! :)

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  13. I actually do this too!! I learned it from youtube! :))

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  14. hello kat!

    thanks for following my blog. your post here is very interesting and informative. i am not very good in applying concealers as I don't often use it so this post is really helpful especially for noobs like me hehe LOL.

    thanks again! will be following your blog too.

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  15. Thanks for this :) Really helpful...

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  16. @hercy: added your tip :D

    @hellomissa: Update your blog deary :)

    @tessa: to make it simple, try to check if it's more of a red-ish tone you can use yellow toned concealers. If it's more of your skin color but darker, you can use a little bit of a pink tone concealer ;) hope this helps :)

    @nika & char: thank you! :D

    @michelle: haha. most of it I got from youtube gurus :)

    @ems: thank you for following dear :) I would try to make more of this soon :)

    @aya: welcome deary :)

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  17. Now I know what to do :) thanks for sharing this.

    Dara-http://iamcertified.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi thanks for the tips! and thankyou for following me :)

    you have a lovely blog so i will def be following you back

    ^^
    xox
    amy

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  19. Thanks, great tips, I'll try some of them out :)

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  20. Hi!Thanks so much for following my blog.I love your site!Very informative and truly interesting. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    More power!
    Kaye

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  21. Will try some of them soon! :) Cool tips!

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  22. love your post! ive learned a lot from this post! thank you! this is actually my major prob. :)) i also use garnier roll on! and its a life saver!:))

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  23. oh i love this post, such useful tips, i think everyone suffers from this at some point or another, i'm finding it really hard to sleep at the moment so the concealer tips are great! x

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  24. thank you, so helpful! will totally bear this in mind and fingers crossed eye bags will be a thing of the past :D

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  25. @Iamcertified, amy, lt, timeless confection, umi, ann & dibdabs: welcome dearies! :)

    @jasmin: try avoiding coffee at night and replace it with hot or cold milk. :)

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  26. Great Guide! Followed!:)

    Btw, your blog is so cute!

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  27. Fantastic post! I'm always trying to conceal my under eye circles- thanks for the tips! I'll def be comparing the colour of my circles against the colour wheel- you're so smart!
    Awesome blog by the way!

    Following you because you're awesome!

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  28. @haute style: thank you so much! :D

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  29. : D That was helpful~ Having a concealer palette would be so awesome. >w< Also another person named Kat! yehey~Hello.

    Oh I wish there was something you could do about fine lines though oAo the usual methods don't seem to get rid of them buu.

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  30. i ♥ this post :) thanks for sharing dear

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  31. Fantastic post! I'm always trying to conceal my under eye circles- thanks for the tips! I'll def be comparing the colour of my circles against the colour wheel- you're so smart!
    Awesome blog by the way!

    Following you because you're awesome!

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  32. oh i love this post, such useful tips, i think everyone suffers from this at some point or another, i'm finding it really hard to sleep at the moment so the concealer tips are great! x

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  33. Hi!Thanks so much for following my blog.I love your site!Very informative and truly interesting. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    More power!
    Kaye

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  34. Thanks, great tips, I'll try some of them out :)

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  35. Now I know what to do :) thanks for sharing this.

    Dara-http://iamcertified.blogspot.com

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  36. This is a very helpful post! And you look like a doll. Cutie! :)

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  37. wow i love this post. Thanks for the tips. I like your picture there. I have super puffed eyebags, para na syang maleta, hinde na eyebags..hehe

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  38. Undereye circles- anything cold helps. Cucumbers are useless unless they are cold. That is the biggest myth in the skincare world. Unless you have a concentrated serum with cucumber in it. Caffeine infused eye creams help. Keep hydrated!

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  39. thank you for sharing! :D

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  40. thanks for sharing!!! i really need this =_= i look drugged from just one all-nighter >.< x

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    <3

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  42. Wow I never knew matching colours was so important! I'm going to go have a long look in the mirror...

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  43. goodluck deary :D

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  44. yaaay thankssss doll..

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  45. love this love this love this..

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  46. thank you so much dear!

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  47. welcome deary :)

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  48. you're very purrtyyy <3 followed you back ^_^ (and in twitter too hehe)

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  49. thank you for following your deary. would follow you back on twitter :D

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  50. this is very helpful!

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  51. thank you doll! :)

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  52. hi kat! i have dark eye circle tips in my blog as well http://gelleesh.blogspot.com/2011/06/beauty-tip-001-dealing-with-dark-eye.html i love the very specific concealing tip you gave. kudos to your blog! :D

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    super love the pic!

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