Quarantine Skincare: How to Combat Zombie Eyes

7 under eye treatments to keep the dark circles at bay

With stress, sleep cycles and screen time all off the charts, it is safe to say that quarantine has made zombies out of the best of us. Whether you’re dealing with dryness, dullness, wrinkles or bags, there is a solution to every concern. While a full night’s sleep may be known as the best cure for baggy eyes, it’s definitely not the most reliable solution for two main reasons: firstly Corona anxiety and unhealthy self-isolation routines are keeping a lot of us awake on most nights, so a good night’s sleep is a rare blessing these days; secondly even if you do manage to be well-rested, dark circles can still be caused by genetics, pigmentation, allergies, and ageing skin.

An eye-cream is most certainly no miracle worker when it comes to erasing dark circles, but the right one can help in decreasing the appearance of most, if not all, under-eye conditions. A good eye cream works it’s magic by employing advanced ingredients that have anti-ageing, anti-oxidant and hydrating properties; this includes scientifically proven ingredients like Retinol, Vitamin C, Peptides and Ceramides. Also, ingredients like Caffeine and Kojic Acid constrict vessels and are known to provide instant (perhaps not lasting) results in bettering the appearance of tired eyes and can be used as a pre-event quick fix (or pre zoom meetings fix for current times). Natural anti-inflammatory ingredients like Aloe Vera and Green Tea work similarly and just as well.

Check out some of our tried and tested favourites and see which works for – click the image to shop the product and remember to be careful when using it. The skin under our eyes is very thin and sensitive, use your ring finger to gently tap (never rub or swipe) in the product.

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