Dark circles under the lower eyelids are pretty common in both men and women. Sometimes, they are accompanied by the appearance of eye bags. In most cases, dark circles are not a sign of serious medical condition. However, they can make you look much older than you actually are.
What causes Dark Circles under the eyes?
Dark circles are often considered as signs of ageing. However, this is not necessary true as dark circles can affect everyone even children. There are some conditions that trigger the appearance of dark circles such as:
You are likely to suffer from dark circles if one or both of your parents have them too. Those with darker skin tones are generally more prone to dark circles. Genetic predisposition can trigger the appearance of dark circles in children and teenagers too.
Fatigue or lack of sleep can make your skin looks pale and dull, allowing the blood vessels and veins beneath your skin to show even more. For some reasons, oversleeping can also cause dark circles.
3. Eye strain
Staring at a computer or mobile screen for too long can cause strain on your eyes. This strain can cause the blood vessels around the eyes to enlarge and darken the appearance of the skin.
Certain allergic conditions that caused a nasal congestion can trigger the appearance of dark circles. When the nasal passages are blocked, there is an increased amount of pressure in the nose. This pressure prevents the blood in the surrounding capillaries from draining back to the heart. These blood pools in the veins and capillaries underneath the eyes darken the appearance of the skin.
5. Iron deficiency
Not getting enough iron in your diet can make your skin looks pale and the area under the eyes looks comparatively darker.
Unfortunately, ageing is still a major factor in the appearance of dark circles. As we age, the thin skin around the eyes are becoming even thinner, causing the blood vessels and veins to show through.
How to get rid of Dark Circles under the eyes?
In most cases, you can get rid of dark circles by eliminating the source of the problem. Even when ageing and heredity are the main factors, there are few things that help reduce the appearance of dark circles such as:
1. Avoid excess sun
UV rays can age your skin faster than it should. They can cause significant damage to the skin structure. As a result, your skin becomes thinner and dark circles look more noticeable. During the day, wear sunglasses and use a sunscreen to protect your skin from UV damage.
2. Use Caffeine-based eye cream
Caffeine has been proven to be effective in reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes. A clinical study revealed that Caffeine has anti-inflammatory and vasoconstriction properties that help stimulate the blood circulation and increase the blood flow around the eyes. As a result, the skin around the eyes looks refreshed and renewed.
If you are affected by dark circles or puffy eyes, use a gentle eye cream that has been formulated with caffeine to improve the skin condition. PariQu Rosehip Eye Cream is specially formulated with Rosehip oil and Caffeine as its key ingredients. Caffeine helps boost circulation and reduce the appearance of the dark circles and puffy eyes. Rosehip oil helps renew the look of your skin. Apply this cream to the skin around the eyes every morning and at night or more frequent if necessary.
3. Be gentle with your skin
The skin around the eyes is the most fragile and thinnest skin on your entire body. It is particularly prone to damages. Be gentle when you clean it, also when you apply an eye cream or makeup.
If you have mature skin or suffer from premature signs of ageing, protect your skin from free radicals, oxidative stress and pollution; the major extrinsic ageing factors. Gently apply Henry Tianus Bio-Collagen Serum all over the face and neck including the skin around the eyes, every morning and evening. Formulated with Resveratrol, Ferulic Acid and Coenzyme Q10; this extra lifting and firming serum helps rejuvenate the skin and reduce the signs of wrinkles, lines and sagging skin.
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Sources: Evaluation of the clinical efficacy and safety of an eye counter pad containing caffeine and vitamin K in emulsified Emu oil base, Advanced Biomedical Research, 2015 Jan 6, 4: 10.