Q: I’m tired of looking tired! Is there anything I can do to make these dark undereye circles disappear?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
Tired, puffy, dark eyes can leave you looking and feeling blah! Undereye circles are a concern for many women and men. The eye area is composed of thin, delicate skin. Think of the skin around your eyes as tissue paper and the rest of your skin as a cardstock. You’d treat it differently, right? Also keep in mind that genetics play a huge role in skin, especially around your eyes. If your family members experience dark circles and puffiness, it likely runs in the family!
Let’s face it: the eyes are the first place to show signs of aging, stress and lack of sleep. That’s why MyChelle eye care features technologically advanced peptides, antioxidants and shadow brightening and de-puffing ingredients to help counteract all that can happen.
MyChelle Magnolia Fresh Eyes contains magnolia leaf and daisy flower extracts to strengthen tissues and reduce the bruised appearance caused by undereye shadows. Ultra-soothing calendula flower extract and allantoin keep the delicate eye area calm and alleviate environmental stresses. Resurfacing and collagen boosting retinol (pure Vitamin A) combines with corn silk extract to reduce the look of wrinkles and provide a silky-smooth texture. EYESERYL®, a skin firming peptide, increases elasticity, and is proven to visibly reduce under eye bags within 14 days, while decreasing the look of undereye circles.
Additionally, seasonal allergies or a common cold can increase the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Try a neti pot (a device that looks like a small teapot) which irrigates the nasal cavity and can help relieve fluid buildup caused by allergies, sinus congestion or a cold.
To cover up those pesky circles, try a MyChelle Concealer. These heavier coverage concealers make flawless skin a simple reality. Their convenient, compact design and creamy, non-powder consistency ensure an easily accessible, on-the-go spot treatment that blends perfectly with your skin’s changing needs. Therapeutic ingredients such as grape seed oil and passionfruit extract boost effectiveness by protecting and nourishing the skin.
We offer three mineral concealers with excellent neutral shades designed for all skin tones. They counter the reds and pinks of blemishes and the dark circles and purples under the eyes.
The available color palette includes:
• Cream. Perfect for fair skin with a yellow hue, this concealer is a good compliment to the Ivory and Porcelain foundations
• Solar. Just right for medium skin tones with a yellow hue, this concealer is a good compliment to the Cashmere and Latte Foundations
• Terra. Designed for dark skin tones, this concealer is a great compliment to the Chai and Coco Foundations
Your eyes do indeed reflect your personality and who you are – and now they don’t have to reflect your age, stress, allergies or lack of sleep!
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skincare industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.