Skincare SparkNotes: Easy Ways to Erase Dark Circles

In our new series, Skincare SparkNotes, we’re going to break down your most burning skincare questions in easy, digestible pieces of information. Similar to when you “read” The Taming of the Shrew in high school (we’re not judging), our Skincare SparkNotes cards will help to quickly lay out all the key information you need to know on the subject. Except instead of “cutting corners,” per se, this series brings you fast, definitive answers to your skincare problems so you can get back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Next up in this quick and easy skincare skim is a hot topic we'd all like to be fluent on how to treat (or, more appealingly, be completely unfamiliar with): dark circles. They're a tell-tale sign of being tired (or bad genetics) and are more easily covered than diminished. Countless bottles of serums and creams that deplete our bank accounts more than the purple tone in our undereyes seem moot at this point. In our busy everyday lives, we don't have time to sift through piles of products; we need to know how to get rid of them stat. That's why we turned to a panel of dark circle experts: DC-based dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, and celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas.

Want more quick tricks? Refer back to our summer skin SparkNotes.

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