Got dark circles under your eyes? This is what you can do about them

And this is what might be causing them!

Did you get home a little late last night or did you have trouble sleeping? Then there’s a good chance it shows in the dark circles under your eyes. Some people only have these for a day after not sleeping well, but for other people, they seem to be there permanently.

What’s causing these dark circles and how do we get rid of them?

Dark circles

Dark circles under your eyes can be caused by several different things. First of all, there are circles that have a blueish tint. This type of dark circle often occurs in people who have very thin skin. Because of this, the blood vessels are very visible and that causes the blue colour. You could also have circles under your eyes that are more of a brownish colour: these are often caused by hyperpigmentation. If you’re exposed to the sun a lot, this type of circle can get worse.

Tired

Blueish and brownish circles can be caused and/or triggered by different things. Some people are just unlucky: this is the hand they were dealt when it comes to genes. One of the most common causes of dark circles is fatigue or tiredness, though. If you don’t sleep enough or not well, a substance called collagen is broken down. Collagen is what takes care of your skin being elastic and firm. When collagen starts to break down, you’ll definitely notice it.

Prevention

If you want to avoid these circles under your eyes, it’s best to take up a healthy lifestyle. Make sure you get a sufficient amount of sleep, don’t drink too much alcohol and don’t smoke at all. Also, try to drink as little caffeine as possible: caffeine narrows the blood vessels, which causes the circles under your eyes to become darker. It’s also important to be careful when you remove your makeup at the end of the day: rubbing too vigorously with cotton balls or cleansing towelettes can result in an even thinner skin, which will make your blood vessels even more visible. Want to conceal the dark circles? Then you can use a concealer in a shade that’s slightly lighter than your skin.

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