Regardless of how old you are, we bet that one of the last things you want to see on your pretty face after wrinkles and acne is a “wonderful” set dark circles under the eyes.
Unfortunately, the skin under the eyes is very thin. Therefore, the slightest lack of sleep, stress, fatigue or too much with a glass of wine on Friday evening will necessarily appear in the morning under the eyes in the form of dark circles or “bruises”. You can get rid of them. However, it is better to prevent the problem. It is not so difficult if you seriously approach the issue.
The causes of dark circles under the eyes
The main cause of dark traces under the eyes is genetic. If you have thin skin, most likely the slightest deviation in the diet, lack of sleep and stress will immediately appear in the form of blue or purple “bruises”. Sometimes you don’t even need to do anything, if the capillaries are too close to the skin, then the dark circles will be your faithful companions for life. This condition haunts girls with very fair and thin skin.
Dark circles under the eyes of a brown hue are also often a genetically determined trait. They are caused by hyperpigmentation, which can be exacerbated by exposure to sunlight and other factors. Usually from dark circles due hyperpigmentation people with dark or olive skin suffer.
Other causes of dark circles include:
- bad habits;
- violation of the water balance;
- inappropriate diet;
- lack of sleep and fatigue;
- anemia and poor circulation.
You can solve all the problems. Even in the case of a genetic predisposition to the formation of dark circles, you can control the situation.
How to prevent the formation of dark circles under the eyes
To get rid of dark circles before they appear, it is worth identifying the reason why they arise specifically for you. If this is chronic fatigue and lack of sleep, then everything is simple – you need to get enough sleep and establish circadian rhythms. For circles caused by allergies, consider taking an antihistamine before the allergy causes “shadows” under the eyes (consult your doctor about this). If the problem is something else, follow these tips.
Use products with retinol
If you have dark circles due to thin skin, use retinol. With regular use, retinol can stimulate collagen production, making the skin tighter and improving its tone. Retinoids also contribute to the restoration of the volume and elasticity of the skin, providing support for the vascular network in this area. In the end, you can say goodbye to dark circles. But do not apply your face serum with retinol to the delicate skin around the eyes. For this sensitive area there are funds with a suitable concentration of retinoids.
Use brighteners and sunscreen
Sometimes dark circles are caused by an increased content of dark pigment in the skin. And the problem can be exacerbated by exposure to the sun. The best way to overcome the problem is to regularly use brightening agents for the skin around the eyes and sunscreens. Look for eye creams with vitamin C, kojic acid or licorice extract. These ingredients help reduce skin pigmentation over time, which ultimately leads to lightening of dark circles.
Use essential oils
If you like essential oils, You will be glad to know that there are several of them that struggle with puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. Try mixing one drop of essential oil with coconut or jojoba oil and rub it into the skin under the eyes. The most useful essential oils from dark circles and puffiness are oils of pink geranium, fennel, lavender, German chamomile (has a bright blue color) and rosemary essential oil.
Change your pillowcase and sleep on your back
If dark circles are accompanied by swelling in the periorbital zone (bags under the eyes) every morning, think about sleeping on your back and replacing your pillowcase with a silk one. A sleeping pose will help avoid fluid buildup during the night. A silk pillowcase will protect against allergens (dust and dust mites).
It is well known that sodium (salt) can cause the body to retain water, but did you know that it can cause swelling and dark circles under the eyes? It is also worth revising the attitude to spicy and fried foods, which also cause shadows under the eyes. Reducing salt, spicy, fried and fatty foods that have a bad effect on blood vessels, will help get rid of dark circles and bags.
But remember about the water balance, so that instead of swelling you do not have wrinkles from a lack of fluid.
Use cold for good
If you need to minimize the appearance of dark circles and bags under the eyes as quickly as possible, cooling this area is one of the solutions. Sliced Cucumber, Potato, gel patches for eyes special gel face masks, cold crystal massager roller and even just cold spoons can help. Whatever you choose, leave a cold compress for ten to twenty minutes and let it soothe the skin under the eyes. Applying something cool to the area around the eyes effectively narrows the swollen blood vessels under the eyes, eliminating swelling and dark circles.
If you choose a skater, then they will have to do easy self-massage for five minutes. At first the zone will turn a little red, but then you will notice the result.
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