Eye circles are the one of the most prominating issue. Are you tired of looking in the mirror every day and seeing tired eyes? Many factors can cause under-eye circles, including genetics, age, and sun damage to the skin. Although you cannot change the root cause of dark circles under eyes, there are things you can do that will lighten them and give your skin a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
Why Do Dark Circles Form?
Under the eye, circles can be caused by genetics and aging. Your skin gets thinner as you age and your skin starts to lose collagen (which gives you skin elasticity) along with fat. Hollows around the eyes can lead to dark circles and shadows. Many people are genetically predisposed towards darker pigmentation around their eyes. There are many things that you can do to prevent or treat under-eye circles. The most common and easily controlled triggers for under-eye circles are allergies, fatigue, and dehydration. Learn how to calm these triggers, and how to treat all types of under-eye circles.
Although it doesn’t cause dark circles or skin problems, sleep deprivation can make your skin paler and make shadows that are already present more apparent. Good sleep will make those dark circles fade.
Cold can reduce puffiness and dark circles by constricting the blood vessels beneath your eyes. There are many ways to do this. For 10-20 minutes, hold a chilled teaspoon, a frozen cube wrapped in a towel, or a bag full of frozen peas, against your eyes. Have fun with vegetables! Hold chilled potato or cucumber slices against your eye.
You should sleep with at least 1-2 pillows underneath your head. Your head should be elevated while you sleep to prevent fluid from pooling around your eyes and causing swelling and puffiness.
Caffeine, a diuretic, can be applied to the eyes to constrict the blood vessels and cause dark shadows and reddish coloring. Two caffeinated tea bags, either green or black, should be soaked in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Then chill in the refrigerator until they cool down to room temperature — approximately 15 minutes. Let the tea bags cool for about 10-15 minutes before placing them over each eye.
Extra pigmentation can be caused by sun damage. Dermatologists recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher as a daily moisturizer. Use the best hydrating eye cream for dark circles.
Dark circles under your eyes can often be caused by allergies. Allergy-triggering histamines can cause swelling and dilation of blood vessels, as well as inflammation around your eyes.
Extra rubbing of your eyes can cause irritation and even damage to the delicate skin beneath your eyes. Use a mild cleanser such as a balm, cleansing oil, or a towelette. Use warm water, not hot. Don’t use too much pressure.
Salt can lead to water retention, which can lead to puffiness and under-eye circles. Water retention can also be caused by dehydration. When the body doesn’t get enough water, it attempts to conserve it by holding on to its reserves. Be sure to drink enough water, avoid alcohol, and avoid high-sodium diets.
Carefully Choose Your Makeup
Make sure you are careful when selecting your make-up. Some products can cause allergic reactions or irritation, which can lead to more under-eye circles. Avoid mascaras, eye pencils, and eyeliners that smudge easily. They will make your eye circles look darker. To cover your eye circles, you can always use a concealer. Make sure your concealer is no more than 1-2 shades darker than your skin to prevent dark circles from turning white.