Beauty

Forever Young

Even if you don't feel any older, your face can give you away. Here's how to look as youthful on the outside as you feel on the inside.
Forever Young
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Nothing says “exhausted” more than dark under-eye circles—whether from lack of sleep, genetics, allergies, or a breakdown of the skin due to aging, rubbing, smoking, or sun damage. When under-eye skin thins, it exposes the blue veins and vessels underneath.

WHAT TO DO
• If the darkness is the result of pigment, eye creams with skin-lightening ingredients like vitamin C, licorice root, kojic acid, soy, or yeast extract may fade discoloration and pigmentation, says Fusco. Use an eye cream with a minimum SPF of 15 to prevent more melanin from building up.
• “Though there’s little research to prove vitamin K erases dark circles, there is anecdotal evidence that it works,” says Baumann. “Products that also contain retinol help the vitamin K penetrate better.”

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