Some of us are more susceptible than others to the dreaded under-eye circle. Whether it’s puffiness or a hollowed out look, it can be a real challenge to address. There are so many products and “remedies” out there that promise to refresh your complexion — but is there a magic cure for dark circles?
We asked Dr. Robin Schaffran to give it to us straight. Here’s what she had to say:
“Dark circles under the eyes are very difficult to improve with anything. Topical creams, laser, and even surgery are all largely ineffective. Dark circles often stem from genetic factors, and lack of sleep usually worsens the problem. Additionally, some people get dark circles that are associated with chronic allergies. If the dark circles are a result of a “hollowing” under your eyes — which can happen to some with aging — then fillers under the eye can improve that. If you don’t want to go that route, then your best bet for improving the look of dark circles is to focus on getting a good night sleep. Honestly, a good concealer can be your best friend, working wonders to help hide the appearance of darkness under the eyes.”
And don’t worry, we asked Dr. Schaffran for her concealer recommendation. She suggests the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Concealer. There you have it, ladies. The truth is it's all about finding a good concealer. So save your coin on treatments and head out to your nearest Sephora or Bluemercury for a fix.