Run Circles Around Dark Circles With Our Prevention And Actionable Treatments

Dark circles around the eyes are nothing unfamiliar, especially in the cosmetic industry. In fact, when you turn to Google for help about which products to buy from where, the multitude of results can even be off-putting.

Thankfully, you’ve found us, and you’ve found this blog. We’re diving deep into some of the reasons why individuals show dark circles around the eyes, some prevention methods, and as always, which of our products are bound to do wonders for the skin around your eyes!

Primary causes

Our top three primary causes for dark circles around the eyes.

Sun exposure:

None of us want to hear it, but once again, UV is the cause of more skin damage. Exposure to the sun increases your melanin content (what gives your skin colour) since the skin in this area is so thin that it can pigment a lot quicker, causing it to appear blue/purple (Freeman, 2018).

Sleep deprivation/stress:

When one doesn’t get enough sleep, this causes the blood vessels that lie beneath the skin to dilate, which increases blood flow. We mentioned before about the skin around the eye being very thin, alas the increased amount of blood becomes very visible (Mattress World North West, 2017).


Dark rings around the eyes do not necessarily mean that you aren’t sleeping enough or you’ve spent too much time out in the sun. A large portion of the population who have dark circles around their eyes is due to genetics. It can be an inherited trait from early childhood (Anthony, 2019).

Our 101 To Prevent Dark Rings

We have identified some primary causes for blue and purple under eyes, so let’s seek some ways to prevent them!

Cold Compress

First thing when you wake up and last thing before you go to bed, apply a cold compress for 10 minutes to reduce blood flow and reduce the appearance of dark circles (Mysa, 2016)!

Sleep More

The one we all want to hear. If you’ve been particularly busy or stressed, your sleep may have been compromised. An easy, all-natural, and very good way to reduce circles is getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep every night! Try reading a book and switching off screens an hour or more before heading to bed and notice a world of difference.

However, if genes happen to be the reason for your dark circles, there’s not a lot you can do to get literally get rid of them. Enter the makeup industry. We can suggest, instead of trying endless remedies (as it’s doubtful they’ll work), to look into some corrective coloring makeup (Aghaei, 2016), even scientists have agreed that makeup could be an at-home solution!

Our Top Three Products

If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious than a cold compress to reduce your dark circles, enjoy these 3 products, scientifically proven, to help reduce your dark rings!

  1. Clay Wash
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A non-foaming wash to thoroughly cleanse the skin and wash away impurities. But gentle enough to leave your skin’s natural oils. Use twice daily for optimum hydration and healthier-looking skin.

  1. QuSome Lotion
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This is the toner to pair with your current moisturiser. Its Herbacea extract (comprised of rich minerals and moisturizing ingredients) helps to build a healthy barrier function in the skin.

  1. QuSome Eye Serum

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Revive your eyes! This serum is packed full of hydrating ingredients, restores clarity, tones and is made up of a formula to combat daily challenges that increase the appearance of dark circles (high computer and phone usage as examples of those daily challenges).

Don’t ignore dark circles around the eyes. They, often, can be easily reduced in appearance, you’ll be amazed at how you see yourself. Revive your eyes today!

Be sure to check out our EYE AREA CARE program for a step-by-step guide on how to reduce the appearance of dark circles.


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Mysa, 2016. 27 Ways to Get Rid of Dark Circles and Bags Under Eyes. [Online]

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