Some of us can attest to that loathe feeling when looking at yourself in the mirror,especially when you notice those hollow dark circles that appear on your face.It’s not a good feeling at all.
Definitely,no one like having them.
SO,WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT DARK CIRCLES ANYWAYS?
First things first,it’s important for us to know what it is all about.
They occur around the under eye area.’This under eye area is one of the thinnest areas of the skin,and is easily neglected in basic skn care’ says a cosmetic dermatologist.
You know,it could go beyond being stressed out,having less of sleep or having them due to an increase in pigmentation in that area.
This is going to shock you…Sometimes,they could be inherited!
Yes,so true.Did i hear you scoff?.
That could also be the reason why you have it there.
Before we look at getting rid of them,let’s see what causes them
CAUSES OF DARK EYE CIRCLES
1)Lack of sleep/Stress:Not getting enough sleep could lead to having bulgy eyes and dark circles.
2) Too much make up:There’s no need going defensive here.In as much as wearing make up makes us look good,it has its side effects,especially when they are not being washed away properly.
3)Smoking:Yes,it has a whole lot of tendencies to cause dark circles.
4)Drinking:I will not leave this one behind,especially after the hang over that come with alocohol.
HOW DO I GET RID OF DARK EYE CIRCLES?
There are many effective ways of eliminating dark eye circles.
1)Use of Retinoids: These dark eye circles occur because the blood vessels around your pre-orbital region does not flow well and sonetimes could pool there.So with retinol,it could eliminate the production of collagen making the skin less thin and improving the dark circles.
2)Sleep with a pillow and get adequate sleep:By elevating the head with a pillow during sleep,blood will travel away from the head and face and may reduce swelling which will lessen the dark colour under the eyes.
3)Applying Cold Compresses:
Cold compresses can constrict the blood vessels around the eyes,thus reducing their appearance at the skin surface.It also reduces swelling around the eyes.
4) Vitamin C and Essential Oils:
These can increase collagen production.Increasing collagen production under the eyes can reduce blood stasis,which may cause discolouration.Essential oils containing vitamin E improves appearance of dark circles.
5)Cucumber slices and tea bags:
Often times,people apply cucumber slices to their eyes and also tea bags,this is because tea bags contain caffeine which can constrict blood vessels and reduce appearance on the skin surface.
6) Skin lightening cream:
Creams like kojic acid,glycolic acid or hydroquinone can lighten under-eye hyperpigmentation.
7) Laser therapy:
Laser treatments use heat energy to vapourize damaged cells.The darker pigment under the eyes can be targeted,and induce new collagen formation.