Getting Rid of Dark Circles under Your Eyes

 

Like most people, you have probably looked into the mirror at some time and noticed that you had some kind of dark circles located under your eyes. Contrary to popular belief, these circles are not caused by being tired or through lack of sleep, though these do make you seem to be exhausted. This condition can actually, believe it or not, be inherited like bad allergies, varicose veins, or eczema.

If you are one of those unfortunates who seem to get these dark smudges under their eyes, stop and think about when they seem to be their worst. Chances are they are usually at their worst when it is during hay fever season. Just because there seems to be a link between the circles and allergies, or genetics, does not mean that you cannot do anything about them, and make them less of a problem for you. There are several options that are available for you to use to make the circles less prominent or appear to go away.

  • Bleach the skin. Try using a little bit of some type of citrus juice to the area under the eyes. Other things that could be used to achieve this affect are things like tea bags and cucumbers, and grated potatoes. All of these things don't just bleach the skin, but they also help promote circulation of the blood vessels in the area, as well as helps in moisturizing the skin.
  • Hide the problem. Makeup can always be used to cover the circles. While this does not treat the underlying cause, it does make them less noticeable.
  • Get sleep. While lack of sleep may not be a primary cause of dark circles, it is a contributing factor to their dramatic appearance. With lack of sleep your skin becomes paler. This of course makes blemishes, such as the circles, become more pronounced.
  • Wash regularly. By washing your face regularly every morning with cool water, you are decrease the swelling that is associated with those dark circles. The cold water constricts the blood vessels in the space, which leads to the swelling and damages the skin, which contributes to the formation of the dark circles.

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