Dark circles under the eyes are quite bothersome especially if they are too pronounced or obvious. People may often think that you’re stressed, lacking of sleep or some kind of a ghost. Dark circles also affect all people, whether of age, gender, ethnicity, lifestyle or work.
Causes of Dark Circles
- The recommended eight hours of sleep will do good wonders not only on your body but your eyes as well. This amount of sleep can prevent dark circles.
- Too much alcohol or salt intake dehydrates the skin. The fluid retention that accumulates causes swelling around the eyes.
- Allergies can cause sinus congestion. This can dilate the blood vessels found in the thin eye are skin thus giving the look of dark circles.
- Sun damage is another reason for the under eyes to appear brownish besides genetics.
- Sleeping with eye makeup on can irritate the eyes.
How to Prevent Dark Circles
Follow the tips below to lighten dark circles:
- Clean your face before bed
Remove makeup using a makeup removing cloth or gentle cleanser before going to bed. Also avoid pulling or rubbing the area around the eyes too harshly to prevent further skin irritation.
- Keep your skin hydrated and apply moisturizer
To prevent sun damage, apply a SPF 15 moisturizer every day. Moisturizers with Niacinamide also keep areas hydrated and lessen skin discoloration.
- Conceal dark circles under your eyes
A CC cream can camouflage instantly the hyperpigmented areas for a more vibrant look because of its subtle tint.
- Massage the concerned areas
Use an eye cream or a lightweight moisturizer to gently massage the areas under the eyes to boost the circulation underneath and reduce the puffiness.