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How to reduce the appearance of
dark circles under your eyes

Why is my face dry? 

Let’s face it, dry skin isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. It can feel uncomfortable and can make your skin look red or flaky, so it’s not surprising that people want a quick fix to hydrate their skin and make it look and feel as if it’s at its best.   

There are many reasons why you might find yourself with dry skin. Fortunately, there are ways to help get rid of it. You might want to change the soaps and detergents you use or avoid chlorinated pools, or simply try a hydrating face cream for dry skin.  

Read on to find out all about dry skin, including our best creams to use. From the best night cream for dry skin to the symptoms of dry skin, it’s all here.

How to reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes? 

Late nights take their toll, making you look tired with dark circles and puffiness. Saying goodbye to dark circles starts with a good sleep routine and a great dark circle eye cream, along with a few handy makeup tips to give your eyes a little lift.  

What are dark circles under the eyes?  

Depending on your skin tone, circles might appear brown, black, blue, or purple. Your delicate undereye skin can also look baggy or puffy, unfortunately emphasising these dark circles. 

What causes dark circles? 

The main cause of most dark circles is a lack of sleep. Ageing also takes its toll. Skin around the eye is very delicate to begin with, but it grows even thinner with age. As blood vessels dilate overnight, they become more prominent. Genetics play a role too, as do certain vitamin deficiencies and a lack of iron in the diet.  

Skincare routine for dark circles  

Look for hydrating skincare products specifically formulated for the sensitive undereye area. Eye creams provide the perfect prep by smoothing and moisturising skin.  

The best eye creams for dark circles not only moisturise – they also reduce the appearance by brightening eyes. Our Advanced Genefique Eye Cream is clinically tested to visibly reduce fine lines and dark circles for visibly brighter results. Massage a pea-sized amount under your eye and pat gently into skin. Combine this with the Advanced Genefique Yeux Light-Pearl serum, tightening any puffy or saggy areas for a tighter, brighter appearance.  

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Makeup techniques for concealing dark circles 

Using a good dark circle eye cream creates a smooth canvas for your makeup application. When it comes to dealing with dark circles, concealer is your best friend. Our Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer masks dark circles in a flash, with brightening 24-hour wear and skin-soothing hydration. Choose a tint one shade lighter than your natural skin tone for extra brightening power. Apply directly to the undereye area and blend using your fingertips. For even more coverage, apply Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation before concealer.  

Mascara is another must-have in your makeup bag if you want to conceal dark circles. It makes your eyes look bigger and brighter – try our Lash Idole Lash Lifting Mascara for the ultimate wide-eyed look.  

Lifestyle changes for dark circles  

A little self-care goes a long way. Eat a balanced diet, visiting your doctor to address any vitamin or iron deficiencies. Make sure you get 7-9 hours of sleep per night to reduce undereye circles, elevating your head with an extra pillow to prevent puffiness. You’ll improve sleep quality by making sure your bedroom is quiet and dark, setting the scene for a relaxing routine. 

Life is busy, so when you can’t fit in a full eight hours of beauty sleep you can turn to the best eye creams for dark circles. Our Advanced Genefique creams and serums leave your eyes refreshed and radiant. Try Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Eye Care to erase signs of stress and fatigue, or Absolue Yeux Premium Cream to naturally fill in fine lines and wrinkles. Explore Lancôme’s eye care collection to find the best cream for dark circles that works for you.  


What are the common causes of dark circles? 

Fatigue, genetics, ageing, and diet can all lead to dark circles.  

How long does it take to see results when getting rid of dark circles? 

The best eye cream for dark circles will give you instant results, smoothing circles with a lifting and brightening effect. Over time, this will continue to improve. 

What skincare ingredients help with dark circles? 

Look for eye cream for dark circles packed with ingredients like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and retinol.  

Can a lack of sleep contribute to dark circles, and how can I improve my sleep? 

Yes, most mild cases of dark circles are caused by a lack of sleep. Create a consistent, calming routine at night, removing any electronic devices from the bedroom. 

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