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Advice please on how to look less tired and reduce dark circles please!
I look really tired even though I think I get enough sleep. My friend pointed it out to me and she's right. Its not just the dark circles but my skin generally looks a bit, well, dull and lifeless I think. I had a facial a couple of weeks ago and I think that did have some effect but not enough. The dark circles are somewhat hereditory but have definitely got worse since kids.
Agree with the exercise comment. I'd been spending a fortune in recent months on products to make my skin look better. I started back at the gym a few weeks ago and the difference to my skin (and overall well-being) is enormous!
Even if you can't manage the gym, a good brisk walk in the autumn weather would work wonders.
Definitely exfoliate, even if you think your skin is dry (just start gently). Estee Lauder So Polished microdermabrasion cream is good and No 7 also do a good one.
Don't use overly rich creams on your skin unless it really needs them - on most people they are just clogging.
Exercise will help, and consider taking a vitamin C supplement (it is an antioxidant).
I am about to start reading a book called the Murad Method by the American dermatologist Howard Murad, but only just borrowed it from the library so haven't got any tips from it yet! I am very sceptical of cosmetics companies' claims on their products so I've decided to do a bit of reading for myself!
Benefit erase paste covers mine but I've also had them all my life and nothing seems to make them go away.
As well as being related to your bone structure, I've heard them referred to as 'allergic shiners,' as they're apparently a side effect of being generally sensitive to various dietary /atmospheric conditions.