Beauty Tips for Eyes Dark Circles
At some point in your life you will have dark circles under your eyes.
They can be dark and sallow and sink into your eyes or puffy and make you look like you’ve been crying. A lot.
Either way, they are not the prettiest things on your face and but quite easy to deal with.
But what causes the dark circles? Some people get the short end of the stick and get it through their genetics. As the under-eye area is one of the thinner parts of your skin, there may not be much you can do about it.
This is because you could have hyper pigmentation in that part of the skin or your skin is so thin that your veins show through giving you a reddish-purple hue.
Other people are slightly less unfortunate and get it as part of their lifestyle, whether it be the odd hours they work or how they are with their diet (yes, this is the drink water eat healthy spiel again), or even from constant allergies making them sneeze and infecting their sinuses.
Mostly it comes from lack of or too much sleep (and sometimes forgetting to take off your make up before bed), stress, too much sun exposure or aging.
Knowing how to look after your skin in these instances are important for a fresh look.
- Sleep sleep sleep.
This is kind of obvious. If too much or not enough sleep is a problem for you try and find ways to fix it. Stop hitting snooze and get out of bed at the first alarm. Or make sure you’re in bed at a respectable -time. Make sure either way you’re clocking 7-9 hours of pillow time. For some, sleeping on your back with an extra pillow is helpful too.
- Please don’t sneeze.
If you are a sufferer of allergies (goodness knows I am), then getting yourself sorted with anti-histamines would help as the allergies won’t react with your sinuses which sit just under those dark circles.
- Tea-ze your skin back to life
Tea, or in this case, teabags, have a use for almost everything. In this case, try them soaked in warm water, chill for 5 minutes and then place one on each eye slices. It will make your eyes feel fresh!
- Sl-eye-ce it up to cool it down!
Much like the tea bags, other options you could try including cucumbers, potato slices, gel masks or cool rags.
Just make sure it’s left on your skin for at least 10 minutes.
- Don’t get salty.
Salt is one of those minerals where it does extreme opposites in extreme situations. In most foods salt is used to excrete water from a product thus why cheese is salty), but in other cases, like in you body it enhances water retention. The water retention can happen almost anywhere on the body, including under the eyes, causing the bloat.
Eating less salt is beneficial to removing dark circles and your body will thank you for it!
- Don’t be late. HYDRATE!
Just like everything else, water is key to eliminating many of your health’s issues. It helps balance your body out and processes all the nasty stuff so that it is excreted from your body through your urine and such.
Drinking more water has more benefits that just clearing dark circles and your body will thank you for it and you will feel a lot better!
The extras you should consider when looking after your eyes
The list really does go on, so I’ll abbreviate it for you:
- Reduce alcohol consumption
- Load up on natural Vitamin C
- Take collagen producing vitamins
- Increase your Iron intake
- Stop smoking
- Wear sunscreen…
To be honest, I could go on, because there are endless ways to help clear up dark circles under your eyes, but what if they don’t go by themselves, or with the remedies mentions above?
Dark Circles under your eyes can be indicators of medical issues such as hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), liver disease, Mononucleosis or periodontal cellulitis. If you are concerned about any of these or something appears abnormal, please see your doctor.
If the natural beauty tips aren’t your thing, and you don’t have any health issues of concern, there are surgical options you can take such as:
Laser surgery – this can be a costly and painful option, but it is popular even today. It works by removing the pigmentation that can cause it occurring naturally and can tighten the loose skin to help reduce the baggy look.
Studies also show that it encourages the production of collagen.
Like any procedure it carries the risk of scarring and infection.
Injections – you can get a filler injection from your dermatologist or plastic surgeon that conceal the blood vessels and melanin that discolor your eyes. It is quite costly and carries the risk of swelling, bruising and a risk of allergies.
If not done correctly or if you are allergic it can look worse that what it is.
The lease expensive and most popular way to treat dark circles is to conceal them with make-up.
The best beauty tip you can get for this is to make sure that you apply moisturizer first.
It creates a barrier between your skin and the product that will be applies.
Just make sure that you have a treatment that works for you, so you don’t end up with dry skin.
After moisturizing apply the foundation. Do it thick enough to smooth out your skin tone but light enough to not look caked on the skin.
Using a mineral powder is often better as you can achieve this look with ease. If you suffer from hay fever though, just saying from experience, get a decent cream that is light on the skin like a mousse.
After applying the foundation apply your concealer and blend well. This will even out the skin tone under your eye even more.
Try and apply it with your brush and not fingers to avoid smudging but if you do prefer using your fingers, dab it on to even it out gently.
Make sure the color of the concealer and foundation match your skin tone.
So, like any beauty concern and its related beauty tips, make sure that you hydrate and eat well to remove the discoloration from your eyes. Cleanse and look after your face and be gentle with that area of skin.
Use minimal make up and see your doctor or dermatologist if you can’t get rid of it naturally.
Hopefully a combination of the above works for you,if they dont you can always try out some skin products check out our review about one here. As a lot of these have been tried and tested over the years all with varying success.
As most of them are not invasive either, your risk is quite minimal, which is a definite upside.