Dark circles under the eyes are an extremely common and distressing issue. Dark circles are the second most common dermatological complaint after acne.
Dark circles – Did you ever wonder why you get them?
Heredity is the primary cause of dark circles. The genes related to dark circles are actually the genes that cause weakened capillaries in the skin around your eyes. Skin tone, including transparency of the skin, is also inherited and can make dark circles appear more dramatic.
A variety of other factors can influence or cause the appearance of dark circles under the eyes
1. Exposure to the sun can exacerbate your dark circles. Sunlight darkens the skin by raising melanin levels and bringing melanin to the surface of the skin. These boosted melanin levels make dark circles look darker.
2. In some rare cases, lack of vitamins can cause dark circles under the eyes. This is relatively uncommon. Nevertheless, if you’re not eating a balanced healthy diet, you may see dark circles. And sometimes changing to a more healthy diet can help to diminish those dark circles
3. Lack of sleep makes your skin pale, which emphasizes your dark circles. Anything else that makes your skin pale, like fatigue or illness, makes your dark circles much more noticeable.
4. Pregnancy and menstruation also frequently makes your skin pale. Many people associate dark circles with hormones, but the hormones don’t cause dark circles, just paleness.
5. Age makes dark circles even worse. As we age, the skin of our faces becomes thinner. Thinner skin allows the discoloration of dark circles to be seen more easily, and dark circles become much more obvious.
Dark Circles – Home Remedies
1. Put sliced cucumber over your eyes to treat dark circles.
2. Cucumber juice is essentially cooling and soothing, and it has mild bleaching properties. Apply it daily to your dark circles.
3. Massage your eyes with almond oil daily at bed time to get rid of dark circles.
4. Slice a raw Potato and circle the closed eyes with these halves or grate a raw Potato and place on a Muslin cloth and squeeze. Place these on the eyes and relax for 10-15 minutes.
5. Place cotton balls dipped in rose water on your eyes for about 10-15 minutes.
6. Drink lots of water.