Since heading back into the office after an (un)restful period of WFH and furlough, many of us are feeling the strain of post-pandemic life on our skin. Whether you’ve been navigating a move, spending all-nighters finishing off a project or simply getting back to grips with an out-and-about social life, chances are you’re starting to see those trademark dark circles begin to take root under your eyes. Fight the effects of fatigue with our roundup of the best eye creams.
When it comes to skin, we’re prone to feeling self-conscious about natural blemishes and textures. The small details that hint at our daily schedules can also become a source of anxiety – one which we usually want to cover up with layers and layers of foundation. One such issue we all seem to face is dark circles under our eyes. While factors like genetics, diet, stress, pollen levels, fatigue and skin irritation can impact our skin, the cause for dark circles is notoriously difficult to pinpoint. We can take measures like getting more sleep, cutting down salty foods (a key contributor to puffiness) and avoiding rubbing the skin under our eyes, but sometimes it takes a good cream to help get rid of the darkest of shadows.
But picking the right eye cream can also be a struggle. The skin under our eyes is especially sensitive, making it prone to irritation which could in fact make dark circles worse if too strong a cream is used. We also need to take skin tone into account, as those with darker skin can be more prone to discolouration and hyperpigmentation as a result of high melanin levels – in which case, you’ll want to go for products that use botanical brightening ingredients, iron chelators and light-diffusing particles.
Get started on your skincare regime with our edit of the best eye creams for dark circles below…
The Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles
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