Post-holiday weekend can leave us feeling over partied, over tanned, and over tired! If there’s one request we hear most often at Precision Skin Institute in Davie,  Florida it’s skincare tips for those dreaded raccoon eyes!

No offense to raccoons, but their trademark puffy eyed appearance does nothing for our cuteness factor. Under eye circles contribute to a tired, aging appearance – and the more stress we’re under, the deeper and darker they seem to get.

Which is why women everywhere are always looking for a way to get rid of dark circles under their eyes.

The dark circles surrounding the eyes (periorbital hyperpigmentation) are due to thinning of the skin, atrophy of malar fat, and enlargement of the orbital bony space resulting in an increasingly hyperpigmented concavity at the medial border of the eyelid and cheek known as the tear trough deformity.

At Precision Skin Institute, one of the best dermatology centers in the Fort Lauderdale area, we love sharing the tips and tricks we’ve learned along to the way to help you with your most pressing skin issues. As a leading full-service surgical, medical, and cosmetic dermatology center in Davie – we are always asked for ways to treat skincare problems at home.

When it comes to under eye circles, caused by constricted blood vessels under the eyes, – from constricted change to dilated and prominent blood vessels. If the dark circle is looking more purple then brown, then this is likely due to prominent blood vessels.

Apart from H20 and trying to sleep a bit more (yes, we know this can be difficult) here are a few ways to treat your under-eye circles at home!

  1. Fake it ‘til you make it.

In a bind and can’t whip up a home treatment for your dark circles? Stock up on your favorite concealer. For quick circle camouflage, start with our all-star Tensage eye cream and let it dry for a few minutes. Then pat on a creamy concealer that matches your skin tone. Top with a layer of loose powder, which helps prevent makeup from caking in your under-eye creases.

  1. Growth Factors

Growth factors play an integral role in the repair and remodeling of dermal infrastructure. Dark circles, puffiness, and bags under the eye have been known to respond extremely well to products with growth factors, due to their collagen-stimulating effect.

  1. Highlight those Eyes.

Using products to brighten the eye area is a surefire way to reduce the look of dark, sagging skin around the eyes. The best highlighter for the eye area is a growth factor cream that has a brightening effect is Biopelle Tensage Radiance Eye Cream, which is ideal for use as part of your morning skincare routine. In the evening, we recommend using Biopelle Stem Cell Cream to help with crepey skin and wrinkles by boosting collagen and elastin production. Another winner to help you reduce dark under-eye circles is our Biopelle Dark Circle Relief Cream, which has light-reflecting minerals to help reduce the transparency of the skin.

  1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle!

There are a million and one reasons to maintain a healthy lifestyle – and your skin is one very important reason. Eating well, getting adequate sleep, avoiding smoking, alcohol and excessive sun exposure will all play a major role in the quality of your skin.  And in case you didn’t already know, you CAN eat your way to much better (and healthier) skin).

And of course, make sure to visit Precision Skin Institute for one of the best facials, chemical peels, or skincare checks you’ll find in South Florida. Other great treatments at Precision Skin Institute for dark under-eye circles are fillers and laser procedures to significantly improve the appearance of the eye area. A consultation with one of our skincare professionals will have you on the right track to looking and feeling your best in no time.

Precision Skin Institute, where healthy skin means a healthy you.