Do not let your precious eyes tell how old you are, or how hard you work or even if you were counting sheep last night! Undoubtedly, sunken eyes with puffiness, under eye dark circles, and crow’s feet can ruin your entire personality and shred away your confidence.
The Power Of Your Eyes
Psychologists, through research, are convinced that your eyes can tell a lot about your personality, mental state and lifestyle. Notice how your eyes look sparkly and bright after a good night sleep?
Or when you devour sodium rich fast food, you may notice how puffy your eyes can get the next day.
What’s more? Your pretty peepers can let others peep into your emotional state as well! For instance, how glee you feel from within, how unhappy you feel when you miss a loved one.
What Are Under Eye Dark Circles?
Dark circles under your eyes usually happen when the skin beneath both eyes appear darkened. It is different from swelling or redness as a result of infection, bruising due to any injury.
You may seem exhausted, unhealthy and even older than your actual age if you carry those under eye dark circles around. As if this wasn’t enough; it also quite a challenge to erase those under eye dark circles.
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Who Is More Prone To Under Eye Dark Circles?
- Older people who have any underlying medical condition.
- People suffering from any emotional trauma or clinical depression as well as those who use antidepressants.
- Your parents may have passed on those dark circles under your eyes.
- Asians and African ethnic groups are also prone to hyperpigmentation around the eye area.
- People who work for long hours and do not get a sufficient amount of sleep. Moreover, poor quality of sleep may be another cause as well.
9 Eye Opening Facts About Your Under Eye Circles (that you did not know before!)
1- You Do Not Recharge Your Body At Night
A lack of sleep can cause dark circles around the eyes. In fact, you can also blame the poor quality of slumber for that tired and weary look in the morning. For instance, you are sleeping with lights on or in a noisy environment.
2- It Can Run In Your Family
Your ancestors pass on to you their values or heirloom and the legacy of hereditary pigmentation. Therefore, you may have inherited under eye dark circles.
Moreover, you may have acquired hollow eye sockets that can worsen the appearance of your eyes. To make matters worse, your dark rings can deteriorate as you age.
3- Insufficient Hydration Levels Lead To Dark Circles
Water is life, and when you are dehydrated, you are practically taking the life away from your body. Dehydration can not only cause under eye dark circles to appear but also worsen them. Your eyes look more sunken, and you look incredibly aged and worn out.
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4- Lack Of Iron Can Give You Panda Eyes
One of the most crucial reasons behind under eye dark circles is Anaemia. Iron is responsible for carrying oxygen throughout your body, and in case you become anaemic, you lack oxygen too. This condition gives rise to dark circles under the lower eyelids.
5- Your Age and Under Eye Dark Circles Have A Link
As you advance in age accompanied by a thinning of your skin, and you begin to lose collagen and fat pads in your face. What’s next? You get deeper troughs and sunken eyes, thus, making you look older than you are!
Also, since the skin around the eyes is thinner than elsewhere, the exposed blood vessels will appear more prominently as blue black discolouration. Since the skin around the eye is also thinner than elsewhere, the dilated blood vessels and pigmentation will show up more easily under the eyes.
6- Under Eye Dark Circles Indicate A Stressful Lifestyle
Are you straining your eyes too much? Do you spend hours in front of your computer or TV screen? Chances are, your eyes are working harder than they should, and that blue light causes blood vessels around your eyes to enlarge. As a result, the skin surrounding your eyes can darken.
7- Dark Rings Can Result From Allergies
Did you know that allergic reactions can cause your blood vessels under your eyes to dilate? This gives rise to dark circles. Along with this, you may also experience redness, itchiness and puffy eyes.
8- Too Much Sun Can Be Too Bad
Sun is good for your bones but bad for your skin, especially if it is too much! Overexposure to the sun can lead the delicate skin around your eyes to produce an excess of melanin. It is a pigment that gives colour to your skin.
Therefore, too much UV exposure for your peepers can cause dark pigmentation around your eyes.
9- Not Enough Vitamin C and K in your diet
Vitamin K helps your blood to clot, and Vitamin C protects your skin from damage. Therefore, if you do not consume these eye friendly vitamins already, start including them in your diet. Deficiency of Vitamin C and K has also shown to worsen the under eye dark circles,
How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles?
Time To Revive Your Eyes!
It goes without saying that under eye dark circles treatment is the most difficult task. However, you can break the norm by adopting a holistic approach to brighten your eyes! How? A nutritious diet, an active lifestyle and effective cosmetic treatments can help.
What’s more? You can also use smart makeup tricks to banish those panda eyes as if they never existed!
1- Get A Well Rested Slumber
Our top tip for those under eye dark circles and eye bags is quality sleep at night. Lack of sleep, fatigue, stress can affect your body from inside, and your eyes can reflect that!
Moreover, stay away from tea and coffee and even alcohol when your bedtime is near. You have to prepare yourself for the bed mentally as well as physically.
2- Use An Extra Pillow
Are you tired of waking up with those stubborn eye bags every morning? Try sleeping with an extra pillow under your head to prevent fluid buildup under your eyes. It is a great way to prevent puffiness around your eyes and even your face!
Pro tip: Use silk pillow covers to prevent hair breakage and face wrinkles.
3- Be Friends With Your Sunscreen
Your eyes cannot become friends with the sun. So, it would be best to reduce frequent UV exposure and invest in broad spectrum sunscreen. But what is the connection between the sun and your dark circles?
Shielding your eyes and sensitive skin around them can help prevent the following issues:
- Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet
- Dark pigmentation and Under eye dark circles
- Skin Cancer
- Eye’s sensitivity to glare
Also, do not forget to wear UV blocking sunglasses when you step outdoors.
4- C for Vitamin C And Clear Eyes!
Did you know that Vitamin C plays an important role in collagen production in the cornea of your eye? Moreover, it is a great vitamin to promote skin health around the delicate eye area!
So, Vitamin C can be consumed and topically applied to reap its maximum benefits. Using Vitamin C serum topically is a great way to banish your under eye dark circles. Let’s take a look at some of the proven merits of our favourite Vitamin C serum:
- Protection against free radicals
- Evens out skin tone and discourages the production of dark pigment
- Collagen synthesis
- Enhances sun protection and repairs sun damage
5- Laser therapy
You can opt for a laser treatment to treat your dark circles because it is safe and effective. Moreover, it is a non surgical method that involves little to no downtime.
Another beneficial feature of this treatment is that it may also help to induce collagen synthesis. Collagen protein is crucial to keep you looking youthful and vibrant.
6- Chemical peels
Good news! Now you can seek the help of a dermatologist to lighten the dark pigmentation under your eyes! How? Just by using a light chemical peel. These peels may contain glycolic acid, lactic acid or hydroquinone to address the issue.
7- Tear Trough Fillers
A dermal filler does not only enhances your lips or gives you high cheekbones. It is an ideal option for getting rid of those sunken eyes and dark shadows under them!
Dermal fillers (also known as hyaluronic acid) are a simple and effective way to improve under eye bags and circles that commonly appear from as early as age twenty-five.
A hyaluronic acid filler can restore volume loss under your eyes, provide an all round rejuvenation. However, the most important advantage of fillers is no more pesky under eye dark circles!
8- Avoid Sleeping With Makeup On
The golden rule of beautiful skin and healthy eyes is a clean and clear face with no single makeup trace! Therefore, you must wash your face before going to bed.
But why? There are many reasons why sleeping with your mascara on and eyeshadows on your eyelids is harmful.
- Chance of an eye infection
- Irritated skin
- You may experience an allergic reaction to chemicals used in makeup
- Watery eyes and redness of the skin
- Premature wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes
Therefore, it is best to adopt a healthy skincare routine at night and include your eyes as well. Moreover, incorporate Vitamin C serums, Retinoids and moisturizing eye creams to support eye skin health.
9- Eat More Iron and Collagen Rich Foods
Folic acid and collagen are life saver nutrients for your skin! You may experience pale skin and even more dark circles under your peepers in case of an iron deficiency.
Moreover, collagen rich foods can help your body produce collagen that is usually lost as we advance in age. Our skin heavily relies on this protein so that we look young, fresh vibrant! Take a look at some of the collagen rich foods to include in your diet:
- Dark Leafy Green Vegetables
- Bone Broth
- Pumpkin Seeds and Dry Fruits
Smart Makeup Tricks To Camouflage Under Eye Dark Circles
What do you need?
- Your favourite concealer for dark circles (usually 2 shades lighter than your skin tone)
- A colour corrector (A peach or orange colour corrector)
- Any moisturizing cream
- A wet beauty blender
- Any translucent setting powder of your choice
- Your favourite foundation
- Your warm fingers!
Step 1: Moisturize and Create Canvas
Flawless skin always starts with a hydrated and even skin tone. Hence, apply a good amount of moisturizer and let it sink into your skin. Next, apply a thin layer of your favourite foundation all over your face with your fingers.
The warmth of your fingers will melt the foundation into your skin. Moreover, you can use a wet sponge to blend away the excess base.
Step 2: Correct And Conceal
After creating a canvas for your makeup:
- Apply peach or orange colour corrector for dark circles and blend.
- Apply dark circles concealer in an upside down triangle under your eyes.
- Tap with your warm fingers to slightly blend the product and remove the excess with a sponge.
STEP 3: Brighten And Set!
Brightening your under eyes is optional, and you can skip if you want to. Next, take your favourite setting powder and tape off the excess. Place it under your eyes using a soft dome brush. This step will prevent creasing all day long!
We Would Love To Help!
At CosmeDocs, we have treated thousands of patients who had given up on their stubborn under eye dark circles, sunken eyes and unwanted puffiness.
We use a holistic approach to address your concerns by using dermal fillers to revive sunken eyes and Botox injections to treat crow’s feet. Moreover, our chemical peels and PRP facials have delivered satisfactory results against under eye dark circles.
Experts at Cosmedocs strive for your satisfaction and confidence. So visit us for an appointment to reclaim your eyes back from those undesirable dark circles for good!