The Truth About Under Eye Circles

Under eye circles, or eye bags – one of the first signs of tiredness and dehydration. But there’s lots of myths about why they exist and how to deal with them. We debunk some rumors and give you the low down on how to really reduce them.

Did you know that the skin around your eyes is up to 10 times thinner than the skin on the rest of your body, so it needs lots of extra care and attention!

There’s lots of ‘old wives tales’ you can try to attempt to hide those circles. Drinking lots of water, using eye gels which have been kept in the fridge and wearing good sunscreen will all help to lessen the appearance.

Here’s three myths about eye circles which could help you combat them in the future…

1. Under Eye Circles are caused solely by lack of sleep – FALSE

Under eye circles, or dark circles can be caused by a number of things. A lack of sleep can lead to stress which can then lead to the circles developing under the eyes.

But did you know that dark circles can actually be hereditary, or the result of blood vessels under the eye that are swollen or not draining properly.

Other factors like health and having certain medical conditions can also contribute to the development of under eye circles. Diet and lifestyle can also lead to circles developing.

2. Under Eye Circles can be improved by exposure to the sun – FALSE

Many people believe that exposing skin to the sun will help improve the appearance of under eye circles. However, this is not true. Exposing skin to the sun can actually make you more prone to dark circles.

And that’s not all – exposing the skin to the sun’s rays can cause harmful effects such as premature ageing and the increased risk of developing cancer. Because of this, it is best to keep your skin and eyes protected by applying sun protection creams and shielding your eyes by wearing protective eyewear when outside.

3. Under Eye Circles can be cured – FALSE

Although you can make lifestyle changes to improve the appearance of your under eye area, there is no cure for under eye circles. If the appearance of your under eye circles is getting your down there are products on the market that can help.

We put our very own Cover Cream to the test with some very tired mums, students and early risers, and the results were fantastic.

As well as being the perfect concealer for a range of skin imperfections, Veil Cover Cream is also great for everyday wear, especially to cover dark circles and create a flawless base for highlighting.

Our high coverage concealer contains more pigment in comparison to the average concealer on the market, which means that a little goes a long way when it comes to concealing dark circles.

Do you struggle with dark circles under your eyes? Have you tried using Veil Cover Cream on them? Let us know in the comments!

Veil Features On Katie Piper’s Face To Face

Veil Cream Cover Cream featured on Katie Piper’s Face to Face on Channel 4 and we couldn’t be happier with the result.

Last night the inspirational Katie Piper’s Face to Face aired on Channel 4. The hour long programme saw women who have been diagnosed with skin conditions invited to London’s Harvey Nichols for beauty makeovers.

It was only after the women had completed their transformation that they discover that the make-up artists and beauticians who have treated them also share the same condition as them.

The show addressed various skin imperfections including vitiligo, eczema and fellow acid attack survivors, and eagle eyed viewers may have spotted our Cover Cream make an appearance on one of the makeovers!

One of the make-up artists featuring on the show was Amy Elsegood, who you may recognise from our website.

Amy has been a loyal customer of Veil for many years and uses our Cover Cream to camouflage her port-wine stain birthmark. During the show she worked her magic on Lisa, who also suffers from birthmark very similar to Amy’s.

The feedback we have since featuring on the show has been amazing, and we’re so happy that we could be a part of Lisa’s transformation!

Did you watch the show? What did you think? Tell us in the comments!