Undereye Circles: Causes and Remedies


Today I would like to write about one of the biggest concerns of women of all ages – undereye circles! I myself have had undereye circles all my life and I swear it’s a curse! Before we look at the remedies, let us take a look at some of the causes for undereye circles.


* Poor Blood Circulation

* Hyperpigmentation

* Hereditary

* Lack of Sleep

* Allergies

* Thin Undereye Skin


Sadly, there is no way you can get rid of your undereye circles completely unless you are willing to go under the knife. The good news, however, is that there are a few things you can do to help:

1. Exercise regularly and massage your eyes daily to improve blood circulation.

2. Invest in a good concealer. For a list of concealer reviews, please check out Concealer Reviews.

3. Make it a habit to use an eye cream daily. Keep your eye area well hydrated and never ever rub your eyes. Look for a lightening eye cream with an ingredient like hydroquinone or with SPF.

4. Remember to take your eye makeup off gently and completely every night before you go to bed.

5. Soak two cotton pads with skim milk and lay them over your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes.

6. Sleep, sleep and sleep some more!

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I know this is pretty unrelated but my mascaras tend to make my lashes clump. Is there any way to use volumizing mascara without this happening? Thanks.

  2. I got the skim milk tip from this really famous model in Hong Kong. She swears by it so I figured I might as well post it on here =)

  3. I’m 22 and so I didn’t think I would need eye creams because I thought they were only for older people but everybody tells me that I should really start using it. Do you have any recommendations for eye creams to get rid of dark circles? Thx!

  4. For everyone on eye cream recs:I am a makeup artist for Lancome and had previously worked for Shiseido, a Japanese skincare line that for my opinion, have the best skincare regimen for every skin types. They have this all in one eye cream called Bio Performance Super Eye Contour Cream that can be found in your local Macy’s, Dillards and other dept. stores. I had received more good feedbacks on Shiseido eye cream than Lancome’s High Resolution Collaser for Eye that everyone’s crazy about right now. Anyhow, I think ya’ll should try this one. It’s a treatment so you have to give it approx 1-2 weeks for dark circles to disappear.

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