Regardless whether your 16 or 66, those dark circles under your eyes are a nightmare come true.

We’ve been told time and time again the importance of applying eye cream from an early age, but really we all know we have a CBF attitude in our twenties, and it’s only when we reach our early thirties where we start scrambling for anti-ageing solutions. It’s at this point in time when you realise that no matter how much eye cream or concealer you apply, there’s no escaping the damage already done.

Then we have those those who blame it on their genes, complaining their parents have dark circles under their eyes and therefore they do, too.

Of course in our modern day world you can opt for laser treatment to revive your eyes from looking like total crap, but results are often unreliable and vary from person to person.

So… is there really no solution?

Before you give up all hope, we’ve turned to one of the world’s most famous facialists, Ole Henriksen, to get to the bottom of this pesky problem once and for all. Henrisken reveals that the number one key to banishing dark eye circles doesn’t lie in exxy treatments and serums. In fact, it all comes down to the c-word no one likes to hear… constipation.

“When a body is semi-toxic from constipation, that toxicity is reflected in bloating and not proper circulation,” the celebrity expert tells myBody+Soul.

“The eye region is the mirror to the soul, and it will show there as well as through dark circles and puffiness.”

On top of stress and lack of sleep, Henrisken explains dark circles are a sign of dehydration, too.

“Water is the key to continuously purifying every vital organ of the body. It helps to flush and purify both the body and skin.”

But just like exercise and diet work hand-in-hand, your skincare routine and diet also work seamlessly together.

Henrisken firstly wants you to eliminate Retinol products from your stash of anti-ageing products. Wait, why? Unfortunately, it might be making your dark circles more visible.

“The reason I have never been a fan of Retinol used in the OLEHENRIKSEN formulas is simply that there are too many negative side effects. For one, it sensitises the skin and turns it red, dry and scaly.

“It also often makes the capillaries very visible, which from my perspective, this is not a desirable condition for the skin to be in. When skin is red and irritated, the skin’s immune mantel is compromised,” he adds.

Instead, you should opt for gentle ingredients like Bakuchiol – a natural alternative to Retinol found in the OLEHENRIKSEN Retin-ALT range.

“Bakuchiol actually reduces redness in the skin, makes skin feel comfortable and calm, and it is clinically proven to help rebuild new collagen, reduce lines and wrinkles, improve skin’s firmness, while also gradually helping to even skin discoloration and reducing the look of open pores. I am excited to say that it is safe for all skin types and all age brackets.”

Well, Christmas just came early.

Head to Sephora Australia to get your hands on the OLEHENRIKSEN Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum and Sleeping Crème.

For more beauty tips and tricks, this is how you can reduce wrinkles and acne with facial cupping, and these are 5 supplements that will help you get rid of your acne once and for all.

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