“What’s wrong with you? Not getting enough sleep at night?”
“My goodness, just look at you…you look tired!”
Sick of listening to remarks like these? The dark circles under your eyes are the culprits for such reactions.
Agreed, you have had a busy schedule of late, and haven’t found time to look after your skin. The dark circles are proclaiming that loud and clear. But, before an important meeting or a corporate presentation, you do not want to look like a tired, haggard, old person. Looks are vital to creating a good impression, as well as to feeling confident about yourself.
But, don’t worry. Skincare advances have made it possible for getting rid of those ugly dark circles. Read on to know more.
Causes for Dark Circles
Lack of sleep, excessive exposure to the blue light of the computer screen, UV damage from sun rays, dehydration of skin, or normal aging can be behind dark circles.
The following are the most common reasons:
- Dehydrated under eye skin due to loss of fatty tissue around the eyes
- Hyperpigmentation or excess melanin production in the under-eye skin
- Allergic reaction and eye dryness
- UV exposure
Dark circles due to excess melanin production can be due to racial, ethnic or genetic factors.
Asians and Africans have naturally melanin-rich skins, so the incidence of dark circles is more in people of these races.
Similarly, heredity plays a role too, as you inherit skin and health traits from parents. If your ancestors had melanin rich skin prone to dark circles, you are likely to get the same.
Medical issues can be behind the occurrence of under eye dark circles. Check if you have anaemia, as iron deficiency may be the cause. If you have thyroid or allergy problems, you need medical help to treat those to remove dark circles.
You can, however, control skin dehydration with good skincare habits, and also limit the visible signs of aging on your face. A dark circle cream that hydrates and nourishes your under eye skin with essential nutrients would effectively lessen the chances of dark circles.
Tips to Get Rid of Dark Circles
✔ Rest your eyes enough
Eye strain aggravates dark circles, so make sure you rest your eyes well. Get seven to eight hours of sleep at night. Do not keep looking at the mobile or computer screen for more than half hour at a time. Rest your eyes by shutting them or looking away.
✔ Use UV protection during daytime
Sun damage is real and messes up your skin health. Use UVA and UVB protection in the day.
✔ Stop smoking as it dehydrates the skin more.
If there is anything smoking does, besides giving you bad lung health, it is poor skin quality. It totally dehydrates your skin.
✔ Keep your under eye skin hydrated.
Use a hydrating skincare cream to nourish your under eye skin. Increase your water intake too.
✔ Use a dark circles removal cream
Your eye skin is crying out for some tender loving skincare. Vitamin C is extremely effective in lightening the skin around the eyes, while Licorice helps in stimulating collagen production to even out the skin tone. Caffeine, an antioxidant works effectively to refresh your eye skin and reduce dark circles.
Eye cream for dark circles
Kiehl’s signature eye care product, Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, combines the goodness of Avocado with Beta Carotene and Shea Butter, to give extra hydration and antioxidant protection to your eyes. This eye creamis clinically provento revive tired and puffy eyes, and lighten under eye circles. Your eyes, fatigued with exposure to digital gadgets all day, can immensely benefit from the regular application of this ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested eye cream.
Another dark circles cream is Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye, a restorative eye cream to be used at night to get refreshed and younger looking eyes by morning. It has Butcher’s Broom extract, along with essential oils like Lavender and Evening Primrose, to reduce dark circles and under eye puffiness. It also has the plant based lipid – Squalane, to deeply moisturize your under eye skin.
Men can use adark circles removal cream specially formulatedfor them. Facial Fuel Eye Fuel, a lightweight under eye creamtackles both puffiness and dark circles, and minimizes the appearance of both. This efficacious cream has Caffeine that stimulates the skin under the eyes, and Vitamin B3 or Niacinamide that helps brighten the skin tone.
Get your eye skin rejuvenated and brightened with these superb eye creams from Kiehl’s. Let no one shame you by saying you look tired or run-down.
Show your best face to the world!