A good night’s sleep alone won’t alleviate those dark circles under your eyes.
Admit it we’ve all been there; when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror, you see the eyes of a tired woman staring back at you. However a good night’s sleep isn’t enough to get rid of those dark circles. It may help lessen their appearance a bit, however, to get rid of those dark circles read the following post.
Why They Appear
Genetics are the biggest culprit. If you inherit fair or thin skin under the eyes, it’s more obvious when blood pools there (often because of slower circulation from lack of sleep).
Age is another factor. Over time, skin loses collagen and becomes thins, therefore veins appear more prominently. Sunbathing speeds up this process by breaking down collagen, causing pigmentation.
Seasonal allergies are to blame for many people. To determine why your circles happen, gently stretch the skin under your eyes. If that area becomes darker, the circles are probably due to genetics or aging. If the color doesn’t change, UV rays or allergies are probably the cause.
How to Treat Them
If your circles are the result of vascular issues, double up on pillows at night to stop blood from building up under your eyes. In the morning, apply a cold compress for about 5 minutes to constrict the blood vessels.
For allergy-induced circles, consider taking an over-the-counter antihistamine.
And, last, if thin skin is the issue, use a collagen-building cream. One with a listed ingredient called, “retinol”. It helps in increasing collagen production”. Vitamin C also encourages collagen production and can help brighten skin tone. And remember to wear sunscreen daily, or you’ll cancel out the benefits from any of these treatments.
For quick dark circle camouflage, apply eye cream and allow it to dry. Afterwards, pat on a creamy concealer that matches your skin tone. Top it up with a layer of loose powder, which helps prevent makeup from caking increases.