What really helps under-eye circles?
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IF you search for under-eye dark circle treatment on Google, you'll get pages and pages of suggestions for how to treat this issue that affects so many women's self-confidence. And if you don't tame yourself, you may spend thousands of dollars on "solutions", which many times are just temporary.

What actually works? Experts will tell you that for the most part this is a genetic condition and there's no long-term cure. But women who have the condition have still found ways that have helped, and here they share three.

Ann-Marie, 53:

Surgery. Nothing helps except blepharoplasty for under-eye bags and circles. I spent so much money over the years on creams and at-home treatments, but nothing worked. Mine was genetic — all my family have the bags, which had us looking tired all the time. I did surgery and it wasn't very expensive, and my eye bags are now gone, and I shaved 10 years off my face.

Tricia, 38:

The Ordinary products, specifically the hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, and niacinamide. Everyone is talking about these products online, and I know many people don't want to go for hype, but trust me, these work. In just a matter of weeks you will have clear, toned skin that looks and feels like a newborn baby's.

Ann, 40:

It's a specific regimen that I've been following for the last year, and my dark circles are not so visible anymore. I take pre-natal vitamins and cod liver oil (two times per day). I drink lemon-infused water and have no alcohol, except for red wine. I moisturise, use sunscreen, and get a minimum eight hours sleep per night. I also don't stress, laugh a lot, and just live a healthful life.


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