You can see in the mirror the eyes of a tired woman or those dark circles under your eyes, but a good night sleep is not enough to erase them, only diminishes their appearance a little. First, we need to know their source or why they appear.
Actually, genetics play an important role; when you inherit thin skin under your eyes, any blood accumulation there – more likely from lack of sleep – will be very obvious. Age is another reason, when skin loses collagen and veins show through very clearly.
Furthermore, for many people seasonal allergies trigger the release of histamines, which cause inflamed blood vessels and swelling. A dermatologist says: to determine the cause for your dark circles, stretch gently the skin under the eyes; if it becomes darker, there is a good chance the circles are due to aging or genetics.
If there is no change, allergies or UV rays are more likely the cause. If vascular issues are the cause of your circles, double up the pillows when going to sleep to stop blood pools under the eyes together with a cold compress in the morning for five minutes.
Using an eye cream with caffeine is also very helpful to constrict blood vessels, and eye creams with grape seed oil or green tea can strengthen capillary walls. In addition, your diet can help improve blood flow with an ounce a day of dark chocolate and foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids such as walnuts and salmon.
For circles due to allergies, try antihistamine to ease off the shadows. If thin skin is the cause, try collagen- building creams – one of the top ingredients is retinol – which help increase production of collagen. Vitamin C is also recommended to help brighten your skin tone. Last but not least, do not forget to use sunscreen daily.