Dark circles under the eyes are very common, particularly in women. For some people, dark circles are in their genetic makeup. They are also more common in certain ethnic groups. Either way, for those who have dark circles, there is one thing most have in common – they all want a permanent cure.
What are dark circles?
Dark circles are when the skin under our eye is a darker colour than the rest of our skin, making us appear tired and unwell. As our skin under our eye is so thin, the tiny blood vessels underneath are more visible. Sometimes there is a ‘leak’ in these vessels as red blood cells try to pass through the little vessels. The breaking down of the leaked red blood cells leaves the area a little black and blue. All which is visible under the thin under eye skin.
Why do we get dark circles?
Many people attribute dark circles to lack of sleep, exhaustion or staring at a computer all day. From vitamin deficiencies to liver malfunctions, there are a number of factors in why and how dark circles are caused.
The first thing that you want to rule out is liver disease, anemia or any other underlying health issues, so if you suffer from dark circles, a trip to your doctor is a must.
How to improve dark circles
If there are no underlying medical reasons and the cause is simply genetic, there are some things that you can do to minimise the appearance of dark circles. Dark circles are highlighted with puffiness, so a good eye cream such as CosMedix Elite Eye Doctor, will reduce puffy eyes.
This is our quick and concise action plan. If you feel your issue is going to be harder to resolve, we delve even further in our recent article Under Eye Dark Circles and Puffiness.
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