How to Easily Brighten Your Under Eyes at Home
Today, I’m going to teach you how to brighten those tired, dark circles under your eyes. A huge part of getting rid of dark circles was due to a change in my lifestyle, sleep, water intake and stress levels.
Follow along to learn how to brighten your eyes and face.
Tools and materials:
- Clay mask
- Niacinamide Zinc Serum
- Eye cream
1. Wash your face
To start off the routine, use a gentle foaming face cleanser. The aim is to give you a good, clean base for the other products. Choose a product that has salicylic acid, which is key for smoothing textured skin.
2. Brighten your skin with a mask
Apply a mask that has turmeric in the ingredients. This is the brightening agent. My mask also has willow bark.
Even if you don’t have a mask, you can mix turmeric powder with honey and apply it under the eyes. Whichever you choose, leave it on for about 20 minutes and then rinse.
This DIY under eye mask is really effective, though turmeric can sometimes temporarily stain the skin, so proceed with caution!
Apply face moisturizer to hydrate the skin. I recommend choosing a daily moisturizer with natural ingredients.
4. Apply serum
Use a serum with niacinamide and zinc, as these ingredients aid in brightening those dark circles under the eyes.
Apply to your face and gently rub it in. Then, add a bit more under each eye. Make sure not to touch the dropper to your skin, as this will contaminate the serum.
5. Apply eye cream
This next part is a game changer. Choose a product with rosehip oil, which combats scarring, wrinkles, dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
It absorbs quickly, so it won’t leave your skin feeling oily. Apply a small amount under each eye and blend the cream gently until absorbed.
6. Apply sunscreen
No matter how bright it is outside, you should get in the habit of applying sunscreen.
This is the layer that helps prevent discoloration and keep your skin healthy. Use the two-finger rule to determine the amount of sunscreen to use. Apply to your face and neck.
You can see how everything is blended in nicely.
How to get rid of dark circles
Now that you’ve learned how to brighten your eyes, I hope you start your transformation to getting rid of those dark circles today.
Do you have a favorite skincare step? Let me know in the comments below.
- Cleanser: CeraVe Foaming cleanser
- Clay mask: Botanic Clay mask with Turmeric and willow bark
- Moisturiser: Aveeno daily moisturising lotion
- Serum: The Ordinary Niacinamide + zinc serum
- Eye cream: Botanic eye cream with rosehip oil
- Sunscreen: Hawaiian tropic sunscreen
- CeraVe Foaming Cleanser
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- Clay mask
- Niacinamide zinc serum
- Eye cream
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Great tips. In all my training as a Licensed Master Esthetician the serum goes on the skin first before the moisturizer which seals in the skin and pushes the serum in.