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What's the best way to get rid of under eye circles--fair, normal skin?

I've got fair skin, pretty smooth and healthy. But I have two main issues. I HATE my under eye circles. They aren't... horrible, haha. But they're there and make me look tired when I'm not, sometimes. So I want them gone! Any ideas?


Also--some good ways to get rid of some pimples. I don't have many, only on my forehead, for the most part. Any ideas for that? Shouldn't be heavy duty, my skin will take most products. 🙂


Thanks for your help!

First of all, let's talk about the dark circles.  I would...

First of all, let's talk about the dark circles.  I would try Kate Somerville's CytoCell Dark Circle Corrective Eye Cream.  It's an eye cream that treats all signs of aging around your delicate eye area.  Formulated with Peptide P-199, this concentrated treatment helps with dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness.  This formula is paraben-free and sulfate-free.  According to Kate Somerville, this eye cream reactivates dormant stem cells.  Also, according to Kate Somerville's research results, after four weeks of use, a 25-person user study revealed:
- 88% said skin around their eye area appears dramatically more hydrated
- 72% said their overall appearance feels significantly more youthful
- 64% reported that darkness under the eye appears significantly lighter and brighter
- 60% said dark circles under the eye appear dramatically reduced
- 76% reported they would highly recommend this product to a friend

You can find it here:

If you're interested in disguising your dark circles with makeup, my favorite concealer which is Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer does a fantastic job under the eye area.  It is a full-coverage concealer ideal for any kind of imperfection, including dark circles.  This highly pigmented, super-emollient, waterproof formula blends seamlessly into your skin, giving you a flawless finish to your complexion that looks and feels natural.  The Amazing Concealer is formulated to erase all skin imperfections:  dark circles, broken capillaries, sun damage, blemishes, redness and more.  Unlike traditional concealers, the Amazing Concealer is so concentrated that you only need to use tiny pin-dot amounts of product to create flawless coverage.  And it does not settle into fine lines when used around the eye area.  You can find it here:

Now about the acne...Since you only have some acne on your forehead, I think a great acne treatment for you would be a spot treatment called First Aid Beauty Blemish Eraser.  It's an acne treatment that contains 3.5% Benzoyl Peroxide, the perfect strength to start fighting acne break-outs without causing undue irritation and drying out of the skin.  The formula also contains witch hazel to gently exfoliate dead skin trapped within sebaceous units that cause black and white heads and aloe to sooth any inflammation that an acne pimple has created.  It contains FAB Antioxidant Booster to combat free radicals.  The Blemish Eraser feels light and fresh on your skin—leaving no residue. The product dries down to a soft matte finish that will not interfere with makeup application.  It is free of parabens, sulfates and synthetic fragrances, too.  It has been allergy-tested and is dermatologist-recommended.  You can find it here:

Hope this helps!  🙂

I really like Dermadoctor's eye balm. Although expensive...

I really like Dermadoctor's eye balm. Although expensive (to me), I did see a difference when I stopped using it. You could try getting a sample of it; mine lasted for a month!


Since you only have a few pimples, you could try a spot treatment with sulfur. DDF makes a good sulfur mask and Philosophy's On a Clear Day is also great. I think DDF might be a better choice, because if your pimples are on your forehead, it may be a possible oily T-zone and you can use it as a mask or a spot treatment. You only need a very thin layer to make a difference, so try getting a sample of that. You won't need to use it everyday (maybe not even once a week) if you have normal skin to begin with.


I hope this helps and good luck!

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