Always been bothered by dark under-eye circles? No matter how many hours of sleep you get, or serum you use or even color corrector you layer on – it just won’t go away. Many tend to think dark circles come around when you’re tired or lack of sleep, yes this is true however, there are other common reasons as to why dark under eye circles appear.
For instance straining your eyes, staring at a television or computer screen can cause blood vessels around your eyes to enlarge, resulting in skin surrounding your eyes to darken in colour. Be sure to give your eyes a break when using these electronics, take a 10 minute break and rest your eyes.
Aside from that, did you know allergic reactions can cause eye dryness hence triggering dark circles? When your body goes through an allergic reaction, it releases histamines which causes your blood vessels to dilate, becoming more visible beneath your skin. Additionally, dehydration is a very common cause of dark circles under your eyes. When you starve your body of sufficient amount of water, skin under your eyes begin to look dull and eyes seem sunken. Be sure to hydrate yourself, carry a bottle of water around wherever you go and be sure to identify what you are allergic to.
Exposure to sun worsens your dark circles, overexposure can cause your body to produce excess melanin, a pigmentation that provides skin with color. Too much of melanin, particularly for eyes, causes pigmentation around the eyes to darken. Be sure to layer up on sunscreen and carry and grab an umbrella on blazing hot days!
Now that you’re aware of what could just be causing or worsening your dark eye circles – here’s a few steps you can take to lessen or possibly eliminate dark eye circles in the long run.