Want to banish undereye circles in the blink of an eye? Pass the parsley. It’s rich in vitamin K, a nutrient that, when applied topically, reduces blood flow to the eye area—a key factor in the formation of circles, says Kansas City, Missouri—based dermatologist Audrey Kunin, MD, founder of DERMAdoctor. “Over time, the fatty layer of skin under your eyes thins out, which, in turn, makes underlying blood vessels more visible,” she explains. “Their slightly bluish color is what creates the illusion of circles underneath the eyes.” To fight back, try this recipe from Wohrle once a week:
brightening eye mask
1 small handful of fresh parsley
2 Tbsp plain yogurt
Place parsley and yogurt (which has a cooling and hydrating effect on skin) into a food processor. Pulse until a smooth paste is formed. Apply the mixture generously to your undereye area. Let sit for 20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.