When we see a person with dark circles, our initial thought is probably, “Oh, she’s lacking sleep!” But medical experts have discovered that there are more than a handful of factors that contribute to these dark circles, besides fatigue.
Today, we covered the reasons why you might have dark circles, as well as sharing some tips on how you can combat them to keep your face fresh.
Why Do We Get Under-eye Circles?
The reason behind dark circles is different from person to person, but one common cause is that under-eye shadows are caused by a lack of free flow of oxygen in the blood vessels, which causes hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is caused by an amino acid called melanin. What is commonly known as dark circles, can be attributed to the unconscious act of rubbing the eyes, excessive exposure to the sun, or inadequate sleep.
How To Fight With Dark Circles?
Melanin is a natural brown or black pigment in our body, responsible for giving color to our skin, hair, eyes, and some other parts of the body.
Here are some tips on how you can prevent excess melanin from getting under your eyes and giving you those gloomy eye bags.
5. Avoid Direct Sunlight
Ask any dermatologist and they will tell you to keep your face out of direct sunlight. Not only does sunlight force our skin to age faster, but harmful ultraviolet rays can also damage the skin.
This aging of the skin leads to the formation of puffiness and dark circles. So if you plan on staying in the sun, put on sunscreen and wear a pair of sunglasses and a hat!
4. Try Out Natural Ingredients
Common ingredients that you can find in your own homes, such as used cucumbers and tea bags, can be beneficial in fighting dark circles.
Cucumbers have excellent cooling and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce puffiness under the eyes, while the caffeine and tannins in tea bags also help reduce inflammation and tighten the skin.
For best results, apply cucumber or tea bags for 5 minutes as a cold compress to dark circles and then rinse your face.
3. Prep An Ice-cold Facial
In the same way that cold cucumbers and tea bags can reduce puffiness in the bag of eyes, using an ice cube or cold pack (or ice pack) can also reduce the puffiness left by dark circles in the face.
Applying ice also accelerates skin healing and gives your skin a healthy, renewed glow.
2. Get Enough Sleep
When our bodies don’t sleep, our skin tends to pale, making the darkness under our eyes more noticeable.
As the skin under our eyes is very thin, it can easily darken due to fatigue, due to the constant dilation of the blood vessels.
For adults, it is important to sleep at least 7 to 9 hours a day to keep your face fresh and young.
1. Apply Moisturizers And Healing Oils
Hydrate your face with beneficial, moisturizing oils to prevent lines and wrinkles. Choose facial products rich in antioxidants, which can have a positive impact on dark circles.
The massaging motion that you use when you apply something to your face also helps improve blood circulation, thus preventing any build-up or constriction of blood vessels.
Some popular choices for daily moisturizers are vitamin E or C cream, almond oil, and coconut oil.
What did you do to treat your dark circles?