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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

  1. 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.
  2. Too much alcohol or salt intake dehydrates the skin. The fluid retention that accumulates causes swelling around the eyes.
  3. 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.
  4. Sun damage is another reason for the under eyes to appear brownish besides genetics.
  5. Sleeping with eye makeup on can irritate the eyes.

How to Prevent Dark Circles

Follow the tips below to lighten dark circles:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.