Dark circles around the eyes are an annoyance for many people. Having dark under eye circles can leave you looking tired, unwell and can add years to the face. However, the good news is you can find a solution, but first you need to identify the cause. Here are some tips and advice to help you combat those pesky dark circles.
- Sun damage
- Veins and capillaries showing through the skin
- Natural shadows from having deep-set eyes or sagging skin
- Build-up of dry, damaged skin cells around the eyes
Some dark circles are difficult to treat and may require you visiting a cosmetic dermatologist or aesthetic practitioner. However, some simple lifestyle changes, products and treatments could prove beneficial and will help reduce and clear under eye dark circles.
There are many different solutions that can be tried to treat dark circles.
- Prevention use an SPF every day to protect the under the eye area
- Always wear sunglasses outdoors.
- Take an anti-histamine if you have allergies
- Use a more emollient moisturiser at night with antioxidants that can actively promote collagen and boost elasticity
- Use a brightening treatment that contains vitamin C
- Find a great concealer
- Medical options – Talk to a cosmetic dermatologist or aesthetic practioner about treatment options such as dermal injections, lasers, radio frequency treatments and chemical peels
It is also worth looking at natural solutions. Tweaks to your lifestyle and diet can have a very positive effect on your skin in general. Making sure you get enough sleep can work wonders and making tweaks to your diet. Try to avoid food high in salt as they can increase fluid retention. When fluid builds up in the body, mainly caused by salt retention, this can result in bloating and puffiness – including underneath the eye area. Try eating foods high in flavonoids, such as dark chocolate and blueberries, also foods rich in omega-3, such as salmon and walnuts, also help to improve blood flow.