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Can wearing makeup cause dark circles?
Your makeup could be irritating you. But if you’re using a product, whether it’s a mascara, eyeshadow, or even concealer, that bugs your skin, it could be leading to worsened circles. “Some people develop allergic reactions to makeup, and they get circles from the irritation, rubbing, and scratching,” warns Dr. Katz.
Why does makeup make my dark circles worse?
Circles and bags under the eyes are tricky, confirms Laurel Geraghty, MD, a dermatologist in Medford, Oregon. “Concealer can make them look more pronounced,” she notes, “especially if it doesn’t sit flawlessly on the skin, it isn’t moisturizing enough, or if it dries you out.”
Why do I suddenly have dark circles around my eyes?
The most common causes of dark circles under the eyes are lack of sleep and genetics. Dark circles under the eyes can also be caused by allergies, excessive alcohol consumption, and aging. More serious medical conditions like anemia or iron deficiency may also be causing your dark circles.
Can eye makeup remove dark circles?
“You can’t use just a foundation over really dark circles as it will show up ashy. A corrector uses colour theory to cancel out the tones of pigmentation or bruised eyes so you can conceal on top,” explains Asadi. She likes using an orange corrector to neutralise the purple tones in the skin.
How do you fix dark circles?
Some of the more common methods include:
- Apply a cold compress. A cold compress can help reduce swelling and shrink dilated blood vessels.
- Get extra sleep. Catching up on sleep can also help reduce the appearance of dark circles.
- Elevate your head.
- Soak with tea bags.
- Conceal with makeup.
Is dark circles permanent?
Ideally, a combination of a medical and natural treatment plan would be necessary to completely get rid of dark circles. The results are usually not permanent. Appropriate home care and follow-ups with the physician and lifestyle modifications would be required to maintain results.