It is difficult to be tired and not getting any rest. The fatigue is visible on your face meaning the appearance of dark circles and higher discomfort. Dark areas under the eyes are often associated with lack of sleep. However, insomnia is not the only cause of dark circles and there may be several causes for the formation of dark circles around the eyes. Depending on the cause, there are different ways to prevent dark circles.
Ways of softening the dark circles depending on their causes
– Not enough rest. It’s not just a myth: if you do not rest enough, you will have dark circles. Sleepless nights will increase the circles over time. This is because the lack of sleep causes the dilation of blood vessels under the skin around the eyes. Thus, color in this area becomes darker. Sometimes, fatigue and fluid retention can contribute to swelling of the portion under the lower eyelid.
To treat dark circles caused by lack of sleep, experts suggest local application of fabric bags soaked in cold tea. Keep them on for a couple of seconds. The type of tea does not matter – the tannic acid in tea leaves is the one that encourages the withdrawal of part of the fluid in the skin under the eyes and cause constriction of blood vessels. Of course, the most effective way to treat dark circles caused by lack of sleep is to sleep more.
– Skin pigmentation. Individuals with darker skin, such as those of Mediterranean origin, tend to have darker and more prominent dark circles under their eyes because they have more melanin in the epithelial tissue.
To remedy this problem, various treatments can be used at home. Home treatments include applying eye creams that contain reflective particles, which camouflages the darker color around the eyes. In addition, dark circles caused by pigmentation can be improved by using prescription creams such as those containing hirochinona.
– Poor diet. Healthy eating habits and consumption of enough water can make you look better, including the area around the eyes. There is no need to increase the intake of a vitamin or a mineral to soften the dark circles. Simply follow a balanced eating plan that includes all kinds of vitamins and minerals and hydrate properly – adults need 8-12 glasses of water a day to be hydrated enough.
– Age. As they age, people can lose facial skin volume. This causes the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles. Older people do not have the same fat cheeks skin, which causes sagging skin even under the eye area.
Dark circles caused by aging can be treated with a dermal filler to add volume to facial skin. This substance is injected into the affected area and the procedure is done only in a medical practice by medical professionals in this field. If you opt for this surgery, you should know that it will be necessary to repeat the treatment to maintain the desired effect.
Understanding the causes behind the dark circles is the first step to look and feel good. Only then you can get the treatment you need.