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Dark under-eye circles can be a real distressing concern especially
to the fair-complexioned guys and ladies.
However, knowing their causes may put you at ease and offer some
If they are mere natural lighting shadows caused by your deep-set
eyes and high nose bridge then there’s no cause for concern. Simply use a lighter shade of
foundation to conceal them to some extent. Surely you won’t want to go for an op to flatten
your nose bridge and reconstruct your orbital bones.
If it’s hereditary using makeup to conceal is also a more realistic
All other causes can be treated provided that the root cause is
addressed. For stress, late-nights, eye-strains and insomnia cases only you can help
yourself, although frequent eye massages by yourself could help.
If you believe in magic potions that are advertised heavily in
getting rid of those panda eyes you’ll be in for disappointment after disappointment despite
burning your pockets deeper.
While our Dr Pierre Products #s VTB and 95RF have been repeatedly
reported by end-users to have helped lighten much of their under-eye circles, we still do not
want to promote these items as if they have been specifically formulated for this particular
These two products work by their powerful revitalizing properties
and, as such, do enhance blood circulation surrounding the eyes area.
I will have to research more before launching a real product to
effectively treat the Dark under-eye circles.
Dear Beauty Box, I just read your reply on undereye circles and I found the
With all of the cosmetic surgery procedures these days, there must be
something they can do about dark circles.
Isn't there a way of bleaching/lightening the skin so the area does
not appear to be so dark? I have heard of people lightening their skin because of pigmentation
Can't ’something be done for those of us who have inherited dark
circles? I am sick of using concealer, and my circles are so dark that they can not be completely
I literally look like I have two black eyes.
Sara (submitted by alias:
Hi Sara, sorry for giving you such depressing news,
but as of now, I am yet to hear of any cosmetic surgery procedures to treat dark eye circles,
though there might be one or some elsewhere.
While bleaching treatment may work on areas with
hyper-pigmentation(that is area where the skin's melanin cells are more concentrated than the
surrounding areas), it doesn't seem to work on skin that's naturally of dark complexion.
Skin Grafting and Skin Flaps procedures are commonly used to replace
skin areas affected by burns, ulcers, cancerous skin lesions, or used to resurface scarred or
contracted areas of skin.
Such procedures are not used for dark eye circles probably because of
its complexities and nature of risks, to achieve a perfect job.
When a part of the body(even on the face) is already badly damaged,
some small left-over surgical scars are deemed acceptable, but no one will accept any left-over
scars(no matter how small they are) for dark eye circle treatments.
Having the dark circles is much better than having some scars left
permanently on the face, especially on the eye areas, a very prominent facial feature.
I believe this is probably the main reason why Grafting and Flaps
procedures are not used.
Anyway, do continue to look around and visit some plastic surgeons
for further advice.
And if you really cannot find any solution as yet, may I encourage
you that your inner-self is more important than your outer appearance.
I am sure your loved ones and your acquaintances still love you as
much as what you are.
Great looks are only temporal and will pass away, as one
I know how you feel, and I do sympathize with your
Best Regards: Pierre
Everyone including a lady who did my facial at Adrien Arpel say I
have beautiful skin, I would say I do but I do notice tiny whiteheads around my cheeks and under my
eyes this beautician said there is nothing I can do, is this true?
Can you let me know what I can do to get rid of
them? and how about dark undereye circles besides sleep and make-up?
Also since we are on the subject of facial
features I noticed that my face is small is there any way I can fatten up just my face or
de-empathize it's narrowness that to me looks gaut? Thank you, complimented yet unsatisfied
(submitted by alias: Demi)
Hi Demi, Whiteheads are milia seeds.
They are embedded.
Unlike blackheads which can be quite easily squeezed out, whiteheads
have to be pricked out with a sterilized needle.
They are primarily accumulated sweat waste, and salt from sweat and
soap-based products that clogged the sweat pores, and are as hard as rice grains.
Treatment will not produce results as fast as for blackheads, but
will be gradual.
Avoiding the use of soap, and using an effective cleanser that really
cleanses, and application products that do not promote clogging to the pores help.
If you would like to have a Free set of Dr Pierre skincare samples
matched to your skin, you can visit http://www.pierrechenxu.com/ and submit your particulars
there. (site and scheme no longer
Dark undereye circles may be due to natural deep-set eyes which can
only be concealed by makeup.
If they were not born with, then adequate rest, sleep, and frequent
eye massage will certainly help.
Besides, makeup is the fastest way to conceal them.
Apply a shade or two lighter( of foundation cream ) than the other
surrounding areas of your face.
Likewise, for your small facial features, the best solution is again
Apply a brighter shade around the narrow parts of your
I do not know of any effective means of puffing up narrow facial
features by way of skincare products applications.
I have dark under-eye circles that I cannot seem to diminish (short
of using concealer).
I have tried many products that claim to reduce them, but I have not
noticed any improvement.
Could these circles be a pigmentation problem that I could fix by
using a lightening cream? I would appeciate any help.
Thanks! (submitted by alias: Marie)
Hi Marie, Do not be easily taken in by promises of a
In fact for dark under-eye circles concealer is the best
Please read the reply on this beautybox page I've given to someone
called Adrian who had asked a similar Question too.
Simply scroll this page to look for Adrian.
This is Adrian.
I'm terribly sorry that I've not collected the samples.
I was intending to do it on Monday but my company's server crashed
and we all have to data-entry from scratch.
I'm really sorry.
Please hang on to it for me for one more week.
Thanks and really sorry for any incovience cost.
I would also like to thank you for all the Q & A you've sent
They really enhance my knowledge on skin care.
I've never knew jojoba oil would be good on all-skin type , even on
oily and preventance! They should be in all comestic products.
I've have a Question myself.
I was wonderinf if there's any way to get rid of dark eye
Many eye cream states they could but they are all useless.
I've seen an ad in 8 Days about getting rid of dark eye
The price is $250! And this is after discount.
The original price was $500, although they promise instantaneous
I would like to hear bout your opinion.
Thanks and sorry again.
(submitted by alias: Adrian)
Hi Adrian, OK, I’ll arrange with our shipping to hold your sample set
for one more week.
As for eye creams promising to remove dark circles, do not be
deceived by the advertiser.
The cream will not work on dark circles, and the price is certainly
Do visit http://www.pierre-chenxu.com/ and navigate around the
site. (site and scheme no longer
I have put up a lot of warnings to consumers in that site.
These companies and salons made a lot of money through such
Recently, there is another new salon which retails a 10ml cream for
over S$1, 000! Customers who walked into their salon pay over S$10, 000 for each set of products!!!
Like many others doing the same, you will soon find this salon also expanding at least two to three
more new salons each year.
2 to 3 sales a day is enough for them to spend in
their advertising in a big way.
Their big ad will in turn attract more innocent people to be deceived
It is therefore a great incentive for them to set up more
By the way, dark circles are caused by various causes such as:
(a) People who were born with sharp nose(high nose
bridge) and deep-set eyes will naturally have their eye circles appearing dark(look at the
indians for example. Most of them will appear to have dark cricles).
(b) People who were born to have genuine dark
(c) People who suffer from long period of insomnia - lack of adequate
rest and sleep.
(d) People who need to light midnight candles - overstressing their
(e) Pigmentation after childbirth or due to side effects of some
drugs - these hyper-pigmentation around the eye area will appear like dark circles.
How can their cream remove them? It's just absurd.
For condition (a), you will need plastic surgery to flatten the nose
bridge, and push up the eye sockets to make the dark circles disappear. Unless in extreme cases, I
believe no sane person would want to go through that.
For (b), you need some relatively lighter shade of makeup foundation
to conceal the dark circles.
For (c), medical/psychiatric treatment has to be sought to treat the
Once this person gets to sleep normally, his/her dark circles will
automatically go away.
For (d) the person can only help himself/herself to avoid staying too
late to the wee hours.
For (e), it is a problem with hormonal imbalance, and requires
At times the body's hormonal system can get back to normal on its own
over time, and the dark circles would gradually disappear on its own.
Eye massage will also help to improve conditions (b), (c), (d), and
(e) to some extent, by way of stimulating and enhancing blood circulation.
Eye creams that claim to rid wrinkles are often also promoted in a
deceptive way, by promising permanent wrinkle-free youthful looks, irrespective of age.
Wrinkles are caused by:
(a) Constitution - naturally by birth due to the
(b) Aging - sagging of muscles as one ages.
(c) Dehydrated skin - skin creases due to moisture loss.
(d) Gesture habits - frequent frowning, and smiling or laughing in
such a way that the eye muscles were often creased.
(e) Lack of muscles - especially with skinny people.
What a good eye cream really does is to :
1) prevent further moisture loss.
2) assists the skin in absorbing moisture from the air.
3) compensates the skin with the natural sebum it may
4) stimulates blood circulation(usually mild action only).
All of the above eventually do only one thing - that is to puff up
When skin around the eye area is puffed up, the 'valleys' of the
wrinkles will appear to be on similar levels with the 'peaks'.
crease lines became less obvious, and wrinkles appear to have gone.
But this is only temporary.
Once the moisture is gone, the valleys will become valleys again, and
crease lines will reappear.
Hope the above helps in your understanding of eye creams.