The American Association of Dermatology findings show that dark circles are the second most common dermatological concern after acne. Dark circles occur for many reasons; genetics, allergies, eczema, anemia, fatigue, age, inadequate nutrition and certain medications. These cause blood vessels to dilate making the under eye skin darker.
Waking up to “raccoon eyes” is distressing as it adds years to your real age!
Your use of dark glasses (even in the dark) will stop with these friendly peeper tips:
Sleep your way out of dark circles
Our busy lives, crammed with zillion work and social commitments results in we missing out on sleep which builds up exhaustion. Consequently, the dark circles that pop up are nature’s way to remind us of the continuous levels of exhaustion and stress our body goes through. Try to get a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep at night and devote some “me” time to yourself to win the ‘dark circles’ battle.
Is it an allergy?
Dark circles can show up as a reaction to allergies. Food allergies, seasonal allergies, chemical allergies etc. can contribute to dark circles. You must go to a doctor or a dermatologist to identify the source of your allergies and treat them. This will alleviate your owl eyes.
Since dark circles are often caused by a vitamin deficiency in the skin, the best buy is an under eye cream having Vitamin K and Retinol. These vitamins repair the skin and give it the necessary elasticity to banish dark circles.
What have you been eating?
Our diet plays a huge role in getting rid of dark circles. Having a vitamin enriched diet, incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet will help you. You could speak to your doctor or dermatologist for a multi vitamin option to up your vitamin quotient!
Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day to stay well hydrated. Excess alcohol and salt contribute to water retention and make the skin around the eyes look puffy and bluish. Water also helps to flush out toxins and banish dark under eye circles.
Sometimes dark circles are hereditary or symptoms of some other underlying medical condition such as kidney or liver problems. If your dark circles appear suddenly or are accompanied by any other form of illness consult a doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
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