I’ve been working a lot, staying up late, and trying to get better with time management. So, lately I’ve noticed that the skin around my eyes has been darker than normal. At first I thought it was just from being tired but being the researcher that I am, I decided to search reasons and solutions for this persistent problem and wanted to share it with you because I’m sure that we’ve all experience this problem at some point. Before trying to fix the problem, we need to consider the possible source of the darkness. Let’s talk about some of the reasons that these dark circles may appear:
Genetics: This is a big one! Sometimes these dark areas are inherited. If you inherit fair or thin skin under the eyes, it’s more obvious when blood pools there (often because of slower circulation from lack of sleep).
Seasonal Allergies: are also to blame for many people. “They trigger the release of histamines in the body, which in turn inflame blood vessels and cause swelling. If that area becomes darker, the circles are probably due to genetics or aging. If the color doesn’t change, UV rays or allergies are probably the cause.
Age: is another important factor to consider. Over time, skin loses collagen and becomes thinner, so veins show through more prominently. Being expose to sun rays for long periods of time speeds up this process by breaking down collagen and changing skin color.
Now that we’ve considered 3 of the most common causes of dark circles under the eye, let’s look at some remedies for dark circles under the eyes:
1. Be sure to drink enough water. Ok, maybe I can be guilty in thinking that water can cure skin infirmities, but being hydrated is EXTREMELY important for even your overall skin health.
2. Wear sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 under the eyes to prevent skin weakening caused by sun damage.
3. Get plenty of rest. Everyone doesn’t need the same amount of sleep, however this is necessary. Your body needs to rejuvenate.
4. Apply plain cool teabags over closed eyes.
5. Apply cool cucumber slices over closed eyes for 15 minutes.
6. Eat healthy. There are certain foods, such as cranberries, blueberries, tea (green and black), onions, legumes, and parsley that contain antioxidant pigments that revitalize skin.
I hope these tips were helpful! I’ll definitely be sticking to them! Well, ladies I hope you guys are getting plenty of rest and revitalizing that beautiful skin! Stay Gorgeous! Until Next Time, MUAH!