Eye circles indicate the darkening of skin area under the eyes due to lack of sleep, allergies, sunlight exposure, and even heredity. Unless something is done, dark circles will affect skin look and increase the aging effects on women, especially those in their thirties and above. Fortunately, there are ways that can be used to improve your eye skin look.
There are many reasons for the appearance of eye bags/circles. Depending on the specific facial structure, however, eye circles/bags may be more apparent on some persons than some others.
- Allergy: seasonal allergy such as fever might be the cause for your eye circles. Follow up to see if eye circles remain after fever is gone. If they do persist, you may want to consult your physician. Chances are you might have a hidden allergy with some kind of food or chemical in your residing area. Allergy with gluten (from wheat flour) is one such example. There is also the possibility of vitamin deficiency (vitamin B6, B12, K, and folic acid) that results in eye circles. Check back with your doctor to see if you need to take additional multivitamins.
- Nasal congestion: When you get nasal congestion, the veins that drain fluid from the eyes to the nose become dilated and darkened, which cause eye circles.
- Sunlight: The more exposed you are to sunlight, the greater stimulation your skin can get to produce melanin, which is skin pigmentation.
- Aging process: The aging process harnesses the production of collagen, which causes skin to be thinner and thus reveals the underlying veins.
- Heredity: Eye circles can develop as a hereditary feature.
- Sleep adequately: Get yourself to sleep averagely 8 hours per night. Do not make party or staying up late your frequent habit. It is believed that inadequate sleep causes the pale look for skin, which shows off dark circles, and decreases blood circulation.
- Reduce alcohol and drugs: abusing alcohol and drugs undoubtedly does harm to your health. In addition, they could also negatively affect your sleep.
- Eat healthily: dark circles and eye bags are believed to be caused by deficiency in vitamin K, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and anti-oxidants. It’s important that you maintain a balanced diet and eat lots of green vegetable to provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals. Drink lots of water to hydrate your body and enable good circulation as well.
- Refrain from salt intake: High concentration of salt intake can trigger the retaining of water in our body, which may cause eye bags, interfere with circulation, and turn your blood vessels into bluer.
- Relax and abstain from bad habit: if you are a smoker, consider quitting smoking. This will not only save you from troubles with your lungs but also prevent you from revealing blue blood vessels under your skin. Get enough rest, keep a relaxing mind means you care about your skin and health. Allow yourself time of relaxing will enable comfortable sleep, bon appetite, and positive mental state, which are the best decorations for your skin look.
- Cucumber: prepare two thick slices of cucumber and put them on the eye skin area, make sure that they cover the eye circles or eye bags. With the cucumber slices on, close your eyes and lie down for up to fifteen minutes.
- Tea: Prepare two refrigerated tea bags and put them on the eye skin area, make sure that they cover the eye circles or eye bags. With the iced tea bags on, close your eyes and lie down for about up to fifteen minutes. Tea bags contain tannin, an astringent, which is believed to improve eye bags and circles.
- Potato: Prepare potato concentrate by making sliced potato and put it in a blender. Apply the potato concentrate onto your eye skin area. Close your eyes and lie down for thirty minutes. When you are done, use warm water to wash it off.
SKINCARE & COSMETICS:
- Cold spoon: Prepare two cold spoons by putting them in the freezer for up to fifteen minutes. Place the cold spoons on the eye circles and leave them still until they warm again
- Eye cream: Choose a suitable eye cream for yourself and commit to daily use for an extended period of time for visible effects. Typically, an eye cream contains vitamin K, the deficiency in which is believed to be one of the causes for eye circles, and retinol, one of the animal forms of vitamin A. However, only your skin can tell its best which one is the appropriate treatment for your eye skin condition.
- Under-eye concealer: This is only a situational solution that helps you get by with the weary skin look. Choose a concealer that matches your under tone before applying cosmetics powder.