Been burning the candle at both ends? Learn how to get rid of dark circles and under-eye puffiness with this guide.

How to ditch dark under-eye circles

Spent too many late nights up past your usual bedtime? Burning the candle at both ends is a sure-fire way to score yourself some of the dreaded under-eye dark circles. Besides lack of sleep, there are also a number of other factors that can contribute as well (which we’ll get into below).

But, if you’ve found dark circles have made themselves at home beneath your eyes, don’t panic. There is a fix and it’s easier than you’d think.

What Causes Dark Under-Eye Circles

Sleep is the most commonly known cause of dark circles but research has found there are many other triggers that come into play including illness, allergies, excess stress, hormonal changes, eye irritation, eye strain, UV light exposure, dehydration, poor nutrition, vitamin deficiency, smoking, and drinking too much alcohol. Scientists also believe that some medications might also contribute to dark circles.

How to Treat Dark Under-Eye Circles

Choose skincare aimed at targeting dark circles

Incorporating some key products into your skincare routine can go a long way. Meet your new besties for banishing dark circles:

BOOST LAB Bio-Active Eye Reset Serum

With the latest Gold Standard peptides and a bio-blend of active eye nutrients, this cutting-edge formula makes the perfect dark circle serum. Plus, you won’t have to wait long to start seeing results: You’ll begin seeing visible improvements within just seven days. Our Bio-Active Eye Reset Serum is also oil-free, fragrance-free, sulphate-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free.

To supercharge your results, we also recommend the BOOST LAB Hyaluronic + Vit C Dull + Dry Skin Perfect Pair. This dynamic duo features Hydro Boost Serum to plump and nourish your skin with two types of hyaluronic acid along with the multivitamin (C, E & B3)  Vitamin C Brightening Serum to add radiance and promote collagen production.

Get plenty of sleep

It’s easier said than done (trust us, we know), but enough rest is crucial if you’re serious about nixing dark circles. You can also up the ante on your beauty sleep by ensuring your head is elevated with an extra pillow. This helps to encourage blood to travel away from the head during sleep which may lessen any under-eye puffiness or dark circles.

Manage your risk factors

Think you’re already getting enough sleep? It might be time to think about whether any of the other causes of dark circles we’ve spoken about could be relevant in your case. Some of these are pretty easy to deal with while others might warrant a chat with your GP for advice.

Try a cold compress

Applying a cloth-wrapped cold pack beneath your eyes can help reduce dark circles and minimise puffiness. This is a great trick to have up your sleeve before a big event. But remember - it’s more of a quick fix than a long-term solution.