What causes dark circles?

and how to reduce them in less than 60 seconds

What are they?

Most people have experienced dark circles under their eyes, but what are they? Dark circles are the areas under your eyes that appear darker than the rest of your face. They can vary in colour such as purple, black and brown depending on your skin tone. Some people are chronic sufferers and others get them from time to time due to lifestyle changes, stresses or occasional reactions. 

A lot of people assume dark circles and puffiness around the eyes are solely caused by lack of sleep, but there are many factors that cause them to occur such as dehydration, genetics, allergies and ageing. Outside of a healthy, well rested lifestyle, there are certain things you can do to significantly reduce the signs of dark circles, lines, wrinkles, puffiness.

How to reduce the look of them?

It’s easy to reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and even dark circles with a few simple tricks in your daytime and night-time routine. 

Daytime routine

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1. Hydrate + Colour Correct  

Hydration is absolutely key when reducing the signs of puffiness and dark circles, it is also crucial in priming the skin before makeup. Once you have used your daily moisturiser, use the Wunderlift Wrinkle Reducer which instantly lifts, firms and delivers a wrinkle-reducing finish in just 60 seconds. The universal shade blends seamlessly and easily adapts to every skin complexion. The treatment is formulated with Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamins A, C + E to tighten, colour correct and smooth fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles around the eye area.

WUNDERLIFT 60 Second Wrinkle Reducer
£16.00 £20.00
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2. Apply Concealer

Once you have hydrated and set the skin, it’s time to add concealer. The skin under the eyes is the thinnest and most delicate of the entire face, so less is more when it comes to applying concealer. Most people believe that more is better, but this is not the case. Apply the product to the inner corners of your eyes, just next to your nose and then gently blend the product with a finger, small brush, or damp blender outwards towards the outer corner of your eyes. 

NIGHT-TIME ROUTINE

Dark circles, wrinkles and puffiness are a natural factor of ageing and certain life experiences like stress and lack of sleep, but by incorporating some specialist products and ingredients into your routine, you can significantly reduce the appearance of them. 

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1. Use a Retinol Eye Cream

Another way to reduce the signs of dark circles, puffiness and tired eyes is by applying a night time retinol eye cream. If you haven’t used retinol before, it’s important to build it up slowly by applying it once a week and over time build it up to three times a week but no more. Make sure to always wear SPF 50 on your face during the daytime as the skin can be very sensitive to this ingredient. We recommend the Wunderlift Night cream, specifically designed for the delicate eye area, Wunderlift Night helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and even out the skin. Slow-release 3% encapsulated Retinol Complex minimises irritation and promotes skin renewal, making it suitable for all but very sensitive skin types. Infused with Coleus Forskohlii, a natural alternative to caffeine which revitalises the under-eye area, brightening dark circles and reducing puffiness.

WUNDERLIFT NIGHT Retinol Eye Cream
£20.00

Dark circles, wrinkles and puffiness are a natural factor of ageing and certain life experiences like stress and lack of sleep, but by incorporating some specialist products and ingredients into your routine, you can significantly reduce the appearance of them.