Whether you are fair skinned or dusky, dark circles under the eyes is a beauty menace that is hard to hide, and inflicts almost all of us. Thanks to hectic lifestyle, stress, lack of sleep, hormonal imbalance, and even genetic makeup dark under eye circles can become a constant feature on your face.
Dark circles occur around the eye area because the skin around the area is thin, sensitive and is packed with capillaries that get easily expanded or damaged due to external or internal physical reasons.
Stress and lack of sleep lead to the expanded capillaries, nasal congestion, constant rubbing of the eyes due to allergies, dry eyes cause broken capillaries and blood vessel, all of which can lead to pigmentation under and around the eyes. Also as you age, the fat pockets under the eyes dissolve that lead to sunken sockets which give the illusion of shadows under the eyes. Hormonal imbalance or mineral deficiency can cause hyperpigmentation around the area since the skin is delicate and sensitive.
Permanent panda eyes can really be depressing, especially when gobs of concealer and foundation do very little to hide it. So you need to take serious care of the delicate under eye area. Start the process by ensuring that you are getting a minimum of seven hours of beauty sleep, and add folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12, and calcium to your diet. If you suffer from nasal congestion, sinusitis, and allergies then seek medical help.
If you are looking for at-home solutions then you can pick depigmentation creams with liquorice or kojic acid to apply under your eyes. Keep the area well moisturised with a hydrating under eye cream that offers some sun protection during the day, and at night apply the depigmentation cream. One great way to improve the hydration around the area as well as lighten the skin is to apply a thick layer of the skin lightening under eye cream like an eye mask and keep on for 20 to 25 minutes. Then gently wipe off the excess with a moist cotton. If you suffer from puffy under eyes then avoid going to bed with under eye cream on. Instead apply at least half an hour before bedtime, and wipe the cream away as you get into bed. If you start noticing skin darkening under the eyes as you reach your forties, then try topical solutions with AHA and peptides that not only lighten the skin, but also help in firming the area, giving it better appearance.
In case of really dark under eye area, it is a good idea to visit a skin care expert and get professional help. At your dermatologist’s you can opt for really effective treatments like chemical peels or laser treatments that have a long term and faster effect. You can also opt for dermal fillers to fill out hollow sockets and get a firm and supple under eye area. So with a combination of at-home care and some professional help you can bright beautiful eyes.