What Should My Skincare Routine Be to Remove Dark Undereye Circles?

Here’s how to reduce dark circles and restore vitality to your undereye area.

We all know the feeling of looking in the mirror and immediately being drawn to the area under our eyes, which can often seem to look more fatigued as the years go by. Let’s explore what causes the worsening of dark circles and overall tired-looking eyes, along with the best products, ingredients, and treatments to rejuvenate your undereye area. 

What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eyes?

There are a few different factors that contribute to the increased severity of dark circles under the eyes. Notably, the skin under our eyes is some of the thinnest skin on the body, meaning that it’s extremely susceptible to the influences of aging and other factors. 

As we age, our skin, tissue, and bones go through many changes that lead to the increased prominence of dark circles, including:

  • Changes in underlying ligament and bone structure 
  • Changes in midface tissues
  • Reduction of collagen and elastin
  • Skin around the lower eyelid area becomes even thinner and more delicate 

In addition, continual unprotected UV-ray exposure is another reason for worsening dark circles. Hormonal changes and inflammation may also contribute to edema (aka puffiness), which can create a tired look. 

What Can I Do to Remove or Reduce the Appearance of My Dark Circles?

There are a variety of options, including skincare and injectable treatments, to help decrease undereye darkness. No matter what, using specific skincare formulated for your undereye area will help rejuvenate and revitalize! 

Depending on the severity of your dark circles, you may find topical skincare to be sufficient, or you may want to combine your skincare with an injectable option for maximum rejuvenating results. 

Best Skincare Products for Dark Circles

In the Morning: ISDIN K-Ox Eyes

ISDIN’s K-Ox Eye Cream is a go-to for dark circle relief. This holy-grail status eye cream effortlessly combats bags, puffiness, and dark circles while hydrating and nourishing your delicate undereyes. The cooling ceramic applicator adds luxury and relaxation to your morning eye-care routine. 

Key Ingredients:

Vitamin K Oxide is a master at defeating dark circles. This ingredient has antioxidant properties, which help with discoloration in the eye area. It’s also healing, soothing, and anti-inflammatory, which fights puffiness and makes K-Ox an excellent AM product.  

Hyaluronic Acid increases moisture retention, boosting undereye skin’s natural firmness and texture and supporting the moisture barrier for ultimate protection.  

Shop ISDIN K-Ox Eyes here!

$97 | 0.5 oz

In the Evening: Tensage Stem Cell Eye Cream

Biopelle’s Tensage Stem Cell Eye Cream contains retinol, which makes it the perfect PM eye treatment for dark circles to pair with K-Ox. Cell Pro Technology helps support stem cells in your body to regenerate and renew your skin, making this eye cream stand out.

Key Ingredients:

Cell Pro Technology contains extract from the egg of the Cryptomphalus aspersa snail and is clinically proven to promote healthy stem cell function. 

Caffeine helps eyes appear more awake and rejuvenated by eliminating puffiness and dark circles.

Grape Seed Extract protects the delicate undereye skin from free radicals.

Retinol supports skin cell renewal and promotes the formation of new collagen and elastin.

Shop Tensage Stem Cell Eye Cream here!

$130 \ 0.5 oz 

PRF EzGel Treatment for Dark Circles 

If you feel your undereyes need a little more TLC, I recommend pairing your undereye skincare regime with PRF EzGel treatment. This minimally-invasive injectable procedure can be done in as quickly as 30 minutes and provides incredible rejuvenating results that can significantly improve the appearance of your undereye area. 

PRF EzGel is a specific version of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) that we obtain from your body via a blood draw to inject. Once injected, the PRF slowly releases growth factors that begin to reduce signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles and loss of firmness and elasticity.

PRF is more potent than traditional PRP (platelet-rich plasma) due to how the blood is processed (in a slow-spinning centrifuge) and the fact that no additional ingredients are added to the blood. PRF also has a thick fibrin matrix that allows growth factors and cytokines (healing elements) to release slowly over time post-injection, leading to maximum regeneration.

During your PRF EzGel appointment, your provider will strategically inject your PRF in your undereye area. (The area is numbed prior to treatment.) Swelling and puffiness can happen with this procedure, so plan for 2-3 days of downtime post-treatment. 

Ready to book your PRF EzGel treatment in Atlanta, GA? Book now with Cult Aestheticss.  

Remember: When it comes to removing dark undereye circles, start with using the right skincare for this delicate area. Then, if you feel you need further rejuvenation, try PRF EzGel to restore and revive naturally.

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